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How to Read a Novel free pdf "Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what it still means today while reminding readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is a book about novels but at a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tete-a-tetes is described one in which a reader meets a novel. However, in order for the relationship to take its proper course, a reader must know "how" to read it! Sutherland helps readers: --Pick the right book for them among the cattle call of pre-packaged blurbs and enticing cover art--Recognize a misleading title at first glance--Look beyond the politics of book reviewers--Learn to read the extras epigraphs, forewords, afterwords to understand themes only hinted at in the main text--Find real aspects of the author cleverly hidden in the narrative structure--And much more In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now (but, were afraid to ask)."

About Professor of Literature John Sutherland

JOHN SUTHERLAND is a professor at University College London who has published and edited numerous books. He writes for "The Guardian, " "The New York Times Book Review, " and "London Review of Books." He was the 2005 Man Book Prize committee chairman. He lives in London, England.

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Author : Professor of Literature John Sutherland
Publisher : St Martin's Press
Data Published :
ISBN : 0312359896
EAN : 9780312359898
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 263 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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