The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Ayn Rand


In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous writer of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, gave a personal sequence of extemporaneous lectures in her personal front room at the paintings of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the 1st time now deliver readers the edited transcript of those interesting own statements. The paintings of Fiction bargains useful classes, within which Rand analyzes the 4 crucial parts of fiction: topic, plot, characterization, and magnificence. She demonstrates her rules through dissecting her best-known works, in addition to these of alternative well-known authors, comparable to Thomas Wolfe, Sinclair Lewis, and Victor Hugo. An old accomplishment, this compendium could be a different and engaging source for either writers and readers of fiction.

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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers