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The Ebook of Different Individuals Paperback

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A stellar host of writers discover the cornerstone of fiction writing: character “The Ebook of Different Individuals” is about character. Twenty-five or so excellent writers have been requested by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is on the coronary heart of the fictional enterprise, and this e-book concentrates on writers who share a expertise for making one thing recognizably human out of phrases (and, within the case of the graphic novelists, photos). However the function of the e-book is selection: straight “realism”-if such a factor exists-is not the purpose. There are as some ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology includes a wealthy assortment of outstanding examples. The writers featured in “The Ebook of Different Individuals” embrace: Aleksandar Hemon Nick Hornby Hari Kunzru Toby Litt David Mitchell George Saunders Colm Toibin Chris Ware, and extra”

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Writer Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN-10 0143038184
ISBN-13 9780143038184
eBay Product ID (ePID) 57095098

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Format Paperback
Publication Yr 2008
Language English

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Weight 13.9 Oz
Width 6.1in.
Peak zero.8in.
Size eight.9in.

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Dewey Version 22
Introduction by Zadie Smith
Grade to Up
Illustrated Sure
Dewey Decimal 823/.0108
Grade from 12
Age Vary 18-Up
Copyright Date 2007
Variety of Pages 304 Pages
Lc Classification Quantity Ps648.S5b66 2007
Publication Date 2008-01-02
Opinions However simply if you’re able to howl in frustration on the anthologification of the e-book world—I’ve seen the perfect minds of my technology, dwell running a blog about recipes that encourage them—alongside comes The Ebook of Different Individuals…Different Peoplecollects 23 items by a who’s who of 21st-century geniuses and wunderkinds, from Dave Eggers to Edwidge Dandicat…Smith despatched her contributors only one instruction: Make any person up.” –USA As we speak Really hip.” –The Boston Globe Whether or not they’re old style narratives, playful improvisations or comic-strip-like tales informed in photos, these tales pressure us to re-evaluate that outdated chestnut Character is future.”  They remind us that a person’s life is itself a story with a starting, a center and at the least the intimations of an finish.  And so they showcase the various time-honored methods that writers use to limn their characters’ predicaments, from straight-up ventriloquism to using unreliable narrators to a Rashomon”-like splitting of views.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Instances From its unusual, graphic-novelesque cowl—an array of cartoonish sketches of odd-looking faces in profile, stacked like ladder rungs—to its uncommonly eye-catching lineup of contributors, The Ebook of Different Individuals,” a 2008 paperback from Penguin Books, is extraordinary.” –Charlotte Observer When you solely learn one e-book, make it this dazzling collection of quick tales…” –Eve Journal UK …A few of the wittiest and wisest tales you’ll learn all 12 months…” –Elle UK Character gives the thematic key to those tales, all new to this assortment, from a few of our best youthful up to date fiction writers. Editor and contributor Smith (On Magnificence, 2005, and so on.) invited 22 different authors, a lot of them (like her) higher recognized for novels than quick fiction, to put in writing a narrative impressed by the creation of a personality. “The instruction was easy,” she writes in her introduction, “make any person up.” But the tales correspond to no consensus concerning the position of character in fiction, or a return to realism, or the accountability of fiction to reflect society. On the contrary, what Smith believes the tales present is that “there are as some ways to create ‘character’ (or deny the potential for ‘character’) as there are writers.” The title of every story comes from the identify of a personality or sort (“The Monster”) with the choices sequenced alphabetically. Most of the writers, together with Smith, come from the McSweeney’s and/or Believer literary circle (Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, Chris Ware, Nick Hornby et al.) and many of the contributions vary from the quick to the very quick (Toby Litt’s “The Monster” is a four-page paragraph). With proceeds benefiting 826 New York (a nonprofit group for the inspiration and growth of scholar writing), not one of the writers have been paid for his or her work, with the outcomes typically extra playful (and infrequently slighter) than one has come to count on from them. Jonathan Lethem’s Dickensian titled “Perkus Tooth” provides a hilarious dismissal of rock critics. A.L. Kennedy’s “Frank” gives an existential parable a few man who is not who he thinks he’s. Although most of the tales have a first-person perspective, the narrator isn’t the title character, and among the problem for the reader will be figuring out whom a narrative is admittedly about. In Colm T~ib”n’s “Donal Webster,” the identify of the title character isn’t even talked about, leaving the reader to guess who’s addressing whom. Whereas the standard inevitably varies, the spirit of the anthology is that studying must be enjoyable quite than work. —Kirkus Opinions, “…However simply if you’re able to howl in frustration on the anthologification of the e-book world- I’ve seen the perfect minds of my technology, dwell running a blog about recipes that encourage them-along comes The Ebook of Different Individuals…Different Peoplecollects 23 items by a who’s who of 21st-century geniuses and wunderkinds, from Dave Eggers to Edwidge Dandicat…Smith despatched her contributors only one instruction: Make any person up.” – USA As we speak “Really hip.” – The Boston Globe “Whether or not they’re old style narratives, playful improvisations or comic- strip-like tales informed in photos, these tales pressure us to re-evaluate that outdated chestnut “Character is future.” They remind us that a person’s life is itself a story with a starting, a center and at the least the intimations of an finish. And so they showcase the various time-honored methods that writers use to limn their characters’ predicaments, from straight-up ventriloquism to using unreliable narrators to a “Rashomon”-like splitting of views.” -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Instances “From its unusual, graphic-novelesque cover-an array of cartoonish sketches of odd-looking faces in profile, stacked like ladder rungs-to its uncommonly eye- catching lineup of contributors, “The Ebook of Different Individuals,” a 2008 paperback from Penguin Books, is extraordinary.” – Charlotte Observer “When you solely learn one e-book, make it this dazzling collection of quick tales…” -Eve Journal UK “…A few of the wittiest and wisest tales you may learn all 12 months…” -Elle UK “Character gives the thematic key to those tales, all new to this assortment, from a few of our best youthful up to date fiction writers. Editor and contributor Smith (On Magnificence, 2005, and so on.) invited 22 different authors, a lot of them (like her) higher recognized for novels than quick fiction, to put in writing a narrative impressed by the creation of a personality. “The instruction was easy,” she writes in her introduction, “make any person up.” But the tales correspond to no consensus concerning the position of character in fiction, or a return to realism, or the accountability of fiction to reflect society. On the contrary, what Smith believes the tales present is that “there are as some ways to create ‘character’ (or deny the potential for ‘character’) as there are writers.” The title of every story comes from the identify of a personality or sort (“The Monster”) with the choices sequenced alphabetically. Most of the writers, together with Smith, come from the McSweeney’s and/or Believer literary circle (Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, Chris Ware, Nick Hornby et al.) and many of the contributions vary from the quick to the very quick (Toby Litt’s “The Monster” is a four-page paragraph). With proceeds benefiting 826 New York (a nonprofit group for the inspiration and growth of scholar writing), not one of the writers have been paid for his or her work, with the outcomes typically extra playful (and infrequently slighter) than one has come to count on from them. Jonathan Lethem’s Dickensian titled “Perkus Tooth” provides a hilarious dismissal of rock critics. A.L. Kennedy’s “Frank” gives an existential parable a few man who is not who he thinks he’s. Although most of the tales have a first-person perspective, the narrator isn’t the title character, and among the problem for the reader will be figuring out whom a narrative is admittedly about. In Colm T~ib”n’s “Donal Webster,” the identify of the title character isn’t even talked about, leaving the reader to guess who’s addressing whom. Whereas the standard inevitably varies, the spirit of the anthology is that studying must be enjoyable quite than work. – Kirkus Opinions, Character gives the thematic key to those tales, all new to this assortment, from a few of our best youthful up to date fiction writers. Editor and contributor Smith (On Magnificence, 2005, and so on.) invited 22 different authors, a lot of them (like her) higher recognized for novels than quick fiction, to put in writing a narrative impressed by the creation of a personality. “The instruction was easy,” she writes in her introduction, “make any person up.” But the tales correspond to no consensus concerning the position of character in fiction, or a return to realism, or the accountability of fiction to reflect society. On the contrary, what Smith believes the tales present is that “there are as some ways to create ‘character’ (or deny the potential for ‘character’) as there are writers.” The title of every story comes from the identify of a personality or sort (“The Monster”) with the choices sequenced alphabetically. Most of the writers, together with Smith, come from the McSweeney’s and/or Believer literary circle (Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, Chris Ware, Nick Hornby et al.) and many of the contributions vary from the quick to the very quick (Toby Litt’s “The Monster” is a four-page paragraph). With proceeds benefiting 826 New York (a nonprofit group for the inspiration and growth of scholar writing), not one of the writers have been paid for his or her work, with the outcomes typically extra playful (and infrequently slighter) than one has come to count on from them. Jonathan Lethem’s Dickensian titled “Perkus Tooth” provides a hilarious dismissal of rock critics. A.L. Kennedy’s “Frank” gives an existential parable a few man who is not who he thinks he’s. Although most of the tales have a first-person perspective, the narrator isn’t the title character, and among the problem for the reader will be figuring out whom a narrative is admittedly about. In Colm T~ib”n’s “Donal Webster,” the identify of the title character isn’t even talked about, leaving the reader to guess who’s addressing whom. Whereas the standard inevitably varies, the spirit of the anthology is that studying must be enjoyable quite than work. —Kirkus Opinions
Lccn 2007-038785
Edited by Zadie Smith

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