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In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart—t ...more
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Annie
Mar 21, 2014 Annie rated it really liked it
Very fun read. You don't often find a non-fiction book about writing that is this entertaining and fun. I found so many books I want, and need, to read. If you're interested in being a writer then this is a must read.
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Rereading this classic and so appreciating the erudition Ms. Prose brings to learning writing through reading. I recommend this to all writers who want to read closely. I especially love the chapter on paragraphs.
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Francine Prose (born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American novelist. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. She has sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman's Own Award, and her novel Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is now teaching at Bard College.

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