Letters to a Young Novelist
|Author||: Mario Vargas Llosa|
|Publisher||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Total Pages||: 144|
|Rating||: 4/5 (927 Downloads)|
Download or read book Letters to a Young Novelist written by Mario Vargas Llosa and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2011-03-04 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Céline, Cortázar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet-he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, 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 re-read by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters.