The Resource Letters to a young novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer

Letters to a young novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer

Label
Letters to a young novelist
Title
Letters to a young novelist
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
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Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In the tradition of Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet," Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about the world of letters. A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters, by the internationally acclaimed master of the novel In the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about our common literary endeavor. A writer, in his view, is a being seized by an insatiable appetite for creation, a rebel, and a dreamer. But dreams, when set down on paper, require disciplined development, and so Vargas Llosa undertakes to supply the tools of transformation. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Celine, Cortazar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet-he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, examining time, space, style, and structure, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create. Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and reread by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
  • 808.3
  • 808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN3365.V2713 2002
  • PQ8498.32.A72
LC item number
C32813 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wimmer, Natasha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Imaginary letters
Label
Letters to a young novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The parable of the tapeworm -- The Catoblepas -- The power of persuasion -- Style -- The narrator and narrative space -- Time -- Levels of reality -- Shifts and qualitative leaps -- Chinese boxes -- The hidden fact -- Communicating vessels -- By way of a P.S
Control code
ocm49855458
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9780374119164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002101065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49855458
Label
Letters to a young novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The parable of the tapeworm -- The Catoblepas -- The power of persuasion -- Style -- The narrator and narrative space -- Time -- Levels of reality -- Shifts and qualitative leaps -- Chinese boxes -- The hidden fact -- Communicating vessels -- By way of a P.S
Control code
ocm49855458
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9780374119164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002101065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49855458

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