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The book of other people, edited by Zadie Smith

Label
The book of other people
Title
The book of other people
Statement of responsibility
edited by Zadie Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"--If such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon; Nick Hornby; Hari Kunzru; Toby Litt; David Mitchell; George Saunders; Colm Toibin; Chris Ware, and more
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.0108
  • 808.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S5
LC item number
B66 2007
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Zadie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Characters and characteristics in literature
Label
The book of other people, edited by Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gordon
  • Andrew O'Hagan
  • Hanwell Snr
  • Zadie Smith
  • J. Johnson
  • Nick Hornby with Posy Simmonds
  • Lélé
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • The liar
  • Aleksandar Hemon
  • Judith Castle
  • Jordan Wellington Lint
  • Chris Ware
  • Magda Mandela
  • Hari Kunzru
  • The Monster
  • Toby Litt
  • Nigora
  • Adam Thirlwell
  • Judge Gladys Parks-Schultz
  • Heidi Julavits
  • David Mitchell
  • Puppy
  • George Saunders
  • Rhoda
  • Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Soleil
  • Vendela Vida
  • Roy Spivey
  • Miranda July
  • Cindy Stubenstock
  • A.M. Homes
  • Justin M. Damiano
  • Theo
  • Dave Eggers
  • Perkus Tooth
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • Donal Webster
  • Colm Tóibin
  • Newton Wicks
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Daniel Clowes
  • Frank
  • A.L. Kennedy
  • Gideon
  • Z Z Packer
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780143038184
Lccn
2007038785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn173218810
  • (OCoLC)173218810
Label
The book of other people, edited by Zadie Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gordon
  • Andrew O'Hagan
  • Hanwell Snr
  • Zadie Smith
  • J. Johnson
  • Nick Hornby with Posy Simmonds
  • Lélé
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • The liar
  • Aleksandar Hemon
  • Judith Castle
  • Jordan Wellington Lint
  • Chris Ware
  • Magda Mandela
  • Hari Kunzru
  • The Monster
  • Toby Litt
  • Nigora
  • Adam Thirlwell
  • Judge Gladys Parks-Schultz
  • Heidi Julavits
  • David Mitchell
  • Puppy
  • George Saunders
  • Rhoda
  • Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Soleil
  • Vendela Vida
  • Roy Spivey
  • Miranda July
  • Cindy Stubenstock
  • A.M. Homes
  • Justin M. Damiano
  • Theo
  • Dave Eggers
  • Perkus Tooth
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • Donal Webster
  • Colm Tóibin
  • Newton Wicks
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Daniel Clowes
  • Frank
  • A.L. Kennedy
  • Gideon
  • Z Z Packer
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780143038184
Lccn
2007038785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn173218810
  • (OCoLC)173218810

Library Locations

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