The Resource The practice of writing, David Lodge

The practice of writing, David Lodge

Label
The practice of writing
Title
The practice of writing
Statement of responsibility
David Lodge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this absorbing volume, acclaimed novelist David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills to his own profession, saluting the eminent practitioners of fiction who have influenced his writing, and explaining how literary and dramatic works are made and the many different factors that come into play in this process
  • The constant theme running through these essays is the mysterious process of creativity. Lodge discusses at length the work of writers he particularly admires - Graham Greene, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Green, Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Anthony Burgess. He addresses the situation of the contemporary novelist, both aesthetically and institutionally, and describes the pleasures of the novelistic text. In delineating the different techniques required to work on a novel and a screenplay, he draws on the experience of adapting his own Nice Work and Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit for television, bringing a refreshingly expert candor to the problems that arise between the idea and the performance. The essays conclude with revealing extracts from the diary he kept as his play, The Writing Game, made its way to the footlights
  • Lodge's wit and intelligence are evident on every page of this entertaining and instructive volume, which should be of interest both to the practicing writer in any medium and to readers of Lodge who wish to know more about his own art
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lodge, David
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6062.O36
LC item number
A6 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lodge, David
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Authorship
  • Fiction
  • Letterkunde
Label
The practice of writing, David Lodge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
  • Joyce's choices
  • The making of "Anthony Burgess"
  • What kind of fiction did Nabokov write?: a practitioner's view -- Creative writing: Can it/should it be taught?
  • The novel as communication
  • pt. 2.
  • Mixed media:
  • Novel, screenplay, stage play: three ways of telling a story
  • Adapting Nice work for television
  • Adapting Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Through the no entry sign: deconstruction and architecture
  • pt. 1.
  • Harold Pinter's Last to go: a structuralist analysis
  • Playback: extracts from a Writer's diary
  • Novelists, novels and "The novel":
  • The novelist today: Still at the crossroads?
  • Fact and fiction in the novel: an author's note
  • The lives of Graham Greene
  • Lucky Jim revisited
  • Sex, creativity and biography: The young D.H. Lawrence
  • Henry Green: a writer's writer's writer
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780713991734
Lccn
96038927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35620295
  • (OCoLC)ocm35620295
Label
The practice of writing, David Lodge
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
  • Joyce's choices
  • The making of "Anthony Burgess"
  • What kind of fiction did Nabokov write?: a practitioner's view -- Creative writing: Can it/should it be taught?
  • The novel as communication
  • pt. 2.
  • Mixed media:
  • Novel, screenplay, stage play: three ways of telling a story
  • Adapting Nice work for television
  • Adapting Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Through the no entry sign: deconstruction and architecture
  • pt. 1.
  • Harold Pinter's Last to go: a structuralist analysis
  • Playback: extracts from a Writer's diary
  • Novelists, novels and "The novel":
  • The novelist today: Still at the crossroads?
  • Fact and fiction in the novel: an author's note
  • The lives of Graham Greene
  • Lucky Jim revisited
  • Sex, creativity and biography: The young D.H. Lawrence
  • Henry Green: a writer's writer's writer
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780713991734
Lccn
96038927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35620295
  • (OCoLC)ocm35620295

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