The book of other people

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description
A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: characterThe 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 HemonNick HornbyHari KunzruToby LittDavid MitchellGeorge SaundersColm TóibínChris Ware, and more
More Details
ISBN:
9780143038184
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 845fcda8-e9ea-51bc-5c63-78ed13901a4a
full_title book of other people
author zadie smith
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:21AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576330795060035584
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Smith, Zadie,
author2 Smith, Zadie,
author2-role Smith, Zadie,editor,author.
author_additional A.L. Kennedy --, A.M. Homes --, Adam Thirlwell --, Aleksandar Hemon --, Andrew O'Hagan--, Andrew Sean Greer., Chris Ware --, Colm Toibin --, Daniel Clowes --, Dave Eggers --, David Mitchell --, Edwidge Danticat --, George Saunders --, Hari Kunzru --, Heidi Julavits --, Jonathan Lethem --, Jonathan Safran Foer --, Miranda July --, Nick Hornby with Posy Simmonds --, Toby Litt --, Vendela Vida --, Z Z Packer --, Zadie Smith --, edited by Zadie Smith.
author_display
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Columbia Pike, Shirlington, Westover
callnumber_sort_arlington F BOOKO
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2399
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Fiction, Central Adult Fiction, Columbia Pike Adult Fiction, Shirlington Adult Fiction, Westover Adult Fiction
display_description 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.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id 845fcda8-e9ea-51bc-5c63-78ed13901a4a
isbn 9780143038184
item_details ils:.b12979600|.i13308348|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F BOOKO|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 31, 2017|May 16, 2017|aaf||, ils:.b12979600|.i1330835x|Central Adult Fiction|F BOOKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 12, 2017|caf||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308385|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F BOOKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 27, 2017|oaf||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308403|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F BOOKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 23, 2017|saf||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308415|Westover Adult Fiction|F BOOKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 09, 2017|waf||
itype_arlington Paperback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F BOOKO
local_callnumber_exact_arlington F BOOKO
local_callnumber_left_arlington F BOOKO
local_days_since_added_arlington 2399
num_holdings 5
oclc (OCoLC)173218810
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike, Shirlington, Westover
physical ix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
popularity 22
primary_isbn 9780143038184
publishDate 2007
publishDateSort 2007
publisher Penguin Books,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b12979600|Book|Books||English|Penguin Books,|2007. |ix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12979600|.i13308348|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12979600|.i1330835x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308385|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308403|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b12979600|.i13308415|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Characters and characteristics in literature
table_of_contents Cindy Stubenstock /, Donal Webster /, Frank /, Gideon /, Gordon /, Hanwell Snr /, J. Johnson /, Jordan Wellington Lint /, Judge Gladys Parks-Schultz /, Judith Castle /, Justin M Damiano /, LéLé /, Liar /, Magda Mandela /, Monster /, Newton Wicks /, Nigora /, Perkus Tooth /, Puppy /, Rhoda /, Roy Spivey /, Soleil /, Theo /
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The book of other people
title_display The book of other people
title_full The book of other people / edited by Zadie Smith
title_short The book of other people
title_sort book of other people