The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot by Charles Baxter

By Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter inaugurates The artwork of, a brand new sequence at the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he delivered to his celebrated publication Burning Down the home: Essays on Fiction.

Fiction author and essayist Charles Baxter’s The artwork of Subtext: past Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional works haunted via the unstated, the suppressed, and the secreted. utilizing an array of examples from Melville and Dostoyevsky to modern writers Paula Fox, Edward P. Jones, and Lorrie Moore, Baxter explains how fiction writers create these obvious and invisible info, how what's displayed conjures up what's now not displayed.

The paintings of Subtext is a part of The artwork of sequence, a brand new line of books via very important authors at the craft of writing, edited by way of Charles Baxter. each one ebook examines a novel, yet usually assumed or overlooked, factor dealing with the modern author of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The artwork of sequence skill to revive the paintings of feedback whereas illuminating the paintings of writing.

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By Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter inaugurates The artwork of, a brand new sequence at the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he delivered to his celebrated publication Burning Down the home: Essays on Fiction.

Fiction author and essayist Charles Baxter’s The artwork of Subtext: past Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional works haunted via the unstated, the suppressed, and the secreted. utilizing an array of examples from Melville and Dostoyevsky to modern writers Paula Fox, Edward P. Jones, and Lorrie Moore, Baxter explains how fiction writers create these obvious and invisible info, how what's displayed conjures up what's now not displayed.

The paintings of Subtext is a part of The artwork of sequence, a brand new line of books via very important authors at the craft of writing, edited by way of Charles Baxter. each one ebook examines a novel, yet usually assumed or overlooked, factor dealing with the modern author of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The artwork of sequence skill to revive the paintings of feedback whereas illuminating the paintings of writing.

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