The book of other people
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New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
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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
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Book
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ix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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English
ISBN:
0143038184, 9780143038184

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Z. (2007). The book of other people. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. 2007. The Book of Other People. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Zadie, The Book of Other People. New York: Penguin Books, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. The Book of Other People. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Print.

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