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James Wood

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James Wood is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting lecturer at Harvard University. He is the author of How Fiction Works, as well as two essay collections, The Broken Estate and The Irresponsible Self, and a novel, The Book Against God.

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The Fun Stuff

James Wood

Author of How Fiction Works James Wood has long established himself as the leading critic of his generation. With The Fun Stuff, he confirms his preeminence not only...

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The Broken Estate

James Wood

The first collection of essays from America's most revered literary critic--incisive, accessible, and passionately written.

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How Fiction Works

James Wood

In the tradition of E. M. Forster's  Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, How Fiction Works is a scintillating study of the magic...

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"James Wood has been called our best young critic. This is not true. He is our best critic; he thinks with a sublime ferocity."--Cynthia OzickFollowing the collection The Broken Estate--which...

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