In this collection of ten essays, Amos Oz shares his rich and rewarding experience as both writer and teacher. As he analyzes the opening sections of novels and short stories by such writers as Agnon, Gogol, Kafka, Chekhov, García Márquez, and Raymond Carver, Oz instructs, challenges, and guides. He writes about the notion of "beginnings," what the beginning of a novel or short story might "mean" to the author and how important it is. And best of all-he entertains. He highlights opening paragraphs in which authors make promises they may or may not deliver later in the work, or deliver in unexpected ways, or they may deliver more than they have promised. It is a game that miraculously and playfully engages both writer and reader. The Story Begins is a resourceful, accessible, and friendly companion for all students of literature and writing and for all book lovers.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of fourteen novels and collections of short fiction, and numerous works of nonfiction. His acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness was an international bestseller and recipient of the prestigious Goethe prize, as well as the National Jewish Book Award. Scenes from Village Life, a New York Times Notable Book, was awarded the Prix Méditerranée Étranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151002975
Book Description Harcourt March 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20070607105307
Book Description Harcourt, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0151002975
Book Description Harcourt, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110151002975
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0151002975 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0031910