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Living by Fiction

Dillard, Annie

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ISBN 10: 0060149604 / ISBN 13: 9780060149604
Published by Harper & Row, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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192 pages. Tight binding, clean pages. A faint hint of shelf wear to slightly sunned dustjacket with darkening to spine, otherwise an excellent copy protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Collectible.; 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 07178

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Title: Living by Fiction

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Living by Fiction is written for--and dedicated to--people who love literature. Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Borges, García Márquez, Beckett, and Calvino, Annie Dillard shows why fiction matters and how it can reveal more of the modern world and modern thinking than all the academic sciences combined. Like Joyce Cary's Art and Reality, this is a book by a writer on the issues raised by the art of literature. Readers of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Holy the Firm will recognize Dillard's vivid writing, her humor, and the lively way in which she tackles the urgent questions of meaning in experience itself.

About the Author:

Annie Dillard has written twelve books,including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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