The Practice of Writing

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Random House, Feb 29, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
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In this absorbing volume, David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills onto his own profession, salutes the great writers who have influenced his work, wonders about the motives of biographers, ponders the merits of creative writing courses, pulls the rug from under certain theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his own workshop.

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Great on writing and great on writers...where I first read the distinction between thriller and mystery (in an essay on Nabokov): "...the classic whodunnit (in which the emphasis is on the solution of ... Read full review

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Great on writing and great on writers...where I first read the distinction between thriller and mystery (in an essay on Nabokov): "...the classic whodunnit (in which the emphasis is on the solution of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

David Lodge’s novels include Changing Places (Hawthornden Prize), How Far Can You Go? (Whitbread Book of the Year), Small World ( Booker shortlisted), Nice Work (Sunday Express Book of the Year) and A Man of Parts. He has also written books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction. His works have been translated into 25 languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was awarded a CBE and is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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