Cover of: Living by Fiction | Annie Dillard

Living by Fiction

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English.

About the Book

Living by Fiction is written for--and dedicated to--people who love literature. Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Beckett, and Calvino, Annie Dillard shows why fiction matters and how it can reveal more of the modern world and modern thinking than all the academic sciences combined. Like Joyce Cary's Art and Reality, this is a book by a writer on the issues raised by the art of literature. Readers of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Holy the Firm will recognize Dillard's vivid writing, her humor, and the lively way in which she tackles the urgent questions of meaning in experience itself.

First Sentence

Many contemporaries write a fiction intended to achieve traditional kinds of excellence.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
192
Dimensions
7.8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
Weight
5 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9239030M
Internet Archive
livingbyfiction00anni
ISBN 10
0060915447
ISBN 13
9780060915445
Library Thing
16934
Goodreads
12529
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