The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

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Penguin, 1 בינו׳ 2000 - 192 עמודים
In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous author of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, gave a private series of extemporaneous lectures in her own living room on the art of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the first time now bring readers the edited transcript of these exciting personal statements. The Art of Fiction offers invaluable lessons, in which Rand analyzes the four essential elements of fiction: theme, plot, characterization, and style. She demonstrates her ideas by dissecting her best-known works, as well as those of other famous authors, such as Thomas Wolfe, Sinclair Lewis, and Victor Hugo. An historic accomplishment, this compendium will be a unique and fascinating resource for both writers and readers of fiction.
 

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One of the two most insightful books ever written for readers and writers of fiction. The second is "The Romantic Manifesto," also by Ayn Rand. קרא סקירה מלאה

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I liked Ayn Rand's assertion that fiction should be a writer's philosophy made concrete, illustrated by a clash of values. She is emphatic about using specific details but not willy nilly, rather to ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
EDITORS PREFACE Chapter 1 Writing and the Subconscious
Literature as an Art Form
Theme and Plot
The PlotTheme
The Climax
How to Develop a Plot Ability
Characterization
Depictions of Love
Descriptions of Nature and of New York
Particular Issues of Style
Special Forms of Literature
INDEX

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Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

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