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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
 
 
Author
Jane Smiley.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.6 inches
ISBN 9781400040599
Pages/Publication Date 591/2005
Daedalus Item Code 40152
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In the wake of 9/11, while writing Good Faith, Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley found herself blocked by a lack of inspiration. She decided to revitalize her writer's mind by reading and analyzing 100 novels.

"Smiley not only chose the reading cure but also launched a fresh inquiry into the novel's form, history, psychology, morality, and art, and the result is one of the most fluent, illuminating, and enjoyable studies of the novel ever assembled.... She then enhances her praise of the novel as a conduit for empathy in her pithy interpretations of the 100 novels chosen not because they are the 'best' but because they are intriguing, works such as The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, Dracula, Lolita, Beloved, and many surprises. Smiley's brilliant and bounteous critical feat and celebration of the novel's humanitarian spirit will kindle new appreciation for the form, and inspire more adventurous reading."Booklist (starred review)

 
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