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On Moral Fiction: John Gardner

On Moral Fiction

John Gardner

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ISBN 10: 0465052258 / ISBN 13: 9780465052257
Published by Basic Books, Inc., New York, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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" John gardner's On Moral Fiction is criticism with both eyes open, fearless, illumination, proving that the concern of the critic is with art, that true art is moral and not trivial, that it and the discussion of it can give pleasure- of a sort that lasts and re-echoes". Book is in near mint condition, the only flaw being 3 small magic marker dots on fore edge, Jacket is priced ($8.95). Inscribed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 000642

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Title: On Moral Fiction

Publisher: Basic Books, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A genuine classic of literary criticism, On Moral Fiction argues that ”true art is by its nature moral.”

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John Gardner (1933–1982) was a bestselling novelist and one of the most popular and respected writing teachers of his generation. His books On Moral Fiction, The Art of Fiction, and On Becoming a Novelist are consulted by thousands of aspiring writers every year. His novels include the classic Grendel and the bestsellers October Light, The Sunlight Dialogues, and Nickel Mountain.

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