Recurring Fictions

Author: Wendy McGrath

Publisher: University of Alberta


Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 871

Recurring Fictions tells the story of one young woman growing up, and in doing so tells us a tale of home and family, of language, of coming to meaning. It contains elements of surreal romance and domestic tragedy, and is grounded in basic values such as love, truth, hate, and responsibility. Recurring Fictions is a rich and lyrical work organized into short passages. The structure of the book mimics the nature of memory and allows the reader to look at the multi-faceted concept of "home".

Writing the Fiction Series

The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas

Author: Karen S. Wiesner

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 914

The definitive guide to crafting a series! From the Hunger Games Trilogy to the Jack Reacher series, from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden, there's no denying that writers--and readers--have caught series fever. But if you're contemplating writing a series, there are plenty of considerations you'll need to make first. Writing the Fiction Series is the complete guide to ensuring your series stays hot after the first, fourth, or even fifteenth book. Inside, you'll learn how to: • Write a series that captures the hearts of readers and stands out in a sea of competition. • Find the focus of your series, develop your idea, and plan ahead. • Hone in on the two most important aspects of series writing: characters and consistency. • Utilize a variety of series organization techniques, complete with downloadable worksheets and checklists. • Market your series effectively and increase your sales. With insights from nearly 100 series authors and publishers, as well as "Grow Your Series Muscles" exercises, Writing the Fiction Series is the only book you'll need to write a series that sizzles.

The Book Trade in Canada

Your Complete Guide to the Canadian Publishing Marketplace




Category: Book industries and trade


View: 463

Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions

Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs

Author: Paul Salzman

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)


Category: Women and literature

Page: 99

View: 534

Study and discussion of the works of one of Australia's most critically acclaimed contemporary authors. Examines the critical reception of Jolley's fiction and the variety of interpretations it has received. Includes a bibliography and an index. The author is a senior lecturer in English at La Trobe University in Melbourne and is co-author of 'The New Diversity: Australian fiction 1970-1988'.

Critical Survey of Short Fiction: A-Car

Author: Frank Northen Magill



Category: Novelists

Page: 2819

View: 917

V. 1. A-Car.-- v. 2. Car-Dub.-- v. 3. Dun-Hom.-- v. 4. Hug-Mis.-- v. 5. Mor-Sha -- v. 6. Sil-Wol. -- v. 7. Woo-Z.

British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Since 1960

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 901

Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction discuss the changing attitudes towards this genre, including serious consideration by critics. Covers the publication of science fiction in comic books, limited productions of publications by fan presses, the difference between British and American science fiction, the birth of the New Wave, and the revival of horror fiction as a distinct genre.

This Day Our Daily Fictions

A Comparative Study of the Writings of Enid Blyton and Ian Fleming

Author: Robert Druce



Category: Best sellers

Page: 405

View: 879

Science Fiction

The Mythos of a New Romance

Author: Janice Antczak

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman


Category: American fiction

Page: 233

View: 343

This text examines science fiction and its development as a subgenre of children's literature. It also discusses archetype and symbol, humour, setting, reviewing and criticism.

Critical Survey of Long Fiction

English language series

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3892

View: 292

Continuity and Change

Television Fiction in Europe

Author: Milly Buonanno

Publisher: John Libbey & Company Limited


Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 941

"This study examines the growth of fictional television in five major European countries. Focusing on drama and comedy, the survey analyzes the degree to which an increase in the production of fictional television and the extension of fictional television's presence into prime time has led to higher production costs and an emphasis on family-oriented programming. The implications of fictional television's increase in popularity on the television market as a whole and the competition for audiences and resources are explored."

Quill & Quire




Category: Book industries and trade


View: 991

From Fiction to Libretto

Irving, Hawthorne, and James as Opera

Author: Nassim Winnie Balestrini

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 582

View: 495

This study introduces the reader to the mostly unknown world of libretto adaptations of nineteenth-century American fiction. The analysis of stage works based on Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and Henry James's Washington Square explores a largely unexamined area of the reception history of these authors and narratives. As opera and drama have been interlinked throughout American theater history, the discussion of adaptations will include multiple types of spoken and musical theater. Appendices documenting the existence of over 350 stage works based on nineteenth-century American fiction further illustrate how librettists, composers, and playwrights have participated in the endeavor to understand and contextualize literary texts within cultural history.


Fiction Now and Tomorrow

Author: Raymond Federman



Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 754

Probable Fictions

Alice Munro's Narrative Acts

Author: Louis King MacKendrick

Publisher: Downsview, Ont. : ECW Press


Category: Narration

Page: 193

View: 191