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A novel written as a series of documents: letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, blogs, e-mails, etc.
“ Si Melvin était un artiste, je l'avais privé d'une qualité essentielle à l'art: le doute. Un artiste qui ne doute pas est un individu aussi accablant qu'un séducteur qui se croit en pays conquis. Derrière toute œuvre, se cache une prétention énorme, celle d'exposer sa vision du monde. Si une telle arrogance n'est pas contrebalancée par les affres du doute, on obtient un montre qui est à l'art ce que le fanatique est à la foi. ...more ”
“ Dear Diary, All that she left inside the box was a blank book and a name. You are the book, and I am the name...An-Ya. As you know, my name is printed on your first page. Did She write it? What did She look like as She stood over you with Her pen? Were there tears in Her eyes? Why were you left empty inside? ”
This group is for devotees of epistolary novels. Epistolary stories are told through a series of…more
[close] This group is for devotees of epistolary novels. Epistolary stories are told through a series of documents including letters, emails, diaries, blogs, etc. They can be fiction or nonfiction. Epistolary Bookmarks is a place for readers to share and discuss their favorite or current epistolary reads, ask questions, make recommendations, take polls, and more. While this is an adult group, book discussions, questions, and recommendations may also include epistolary works from other genre age groups including YA and Children's literature.
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This is NOT my challenge, but since there is no current (2021) Epistolary challenge here on GR, …more
[close] This is NOT my challenge, but since there is no current (2021) Epistolary challenge here on GR, I thought I would start one up. But I got this idea from the below blog. Epistolary Reading Challenge - 2021 https://jannghi.blogspot.com/2020/10/epistolary-reading-challenge-2021.html An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries,newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic "documents" such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. The word epistolary is derived from Latin from the Greek word ἐπιστολή epistolē, meaning a letter (see epistle). The epistolary form can add greater realism to a story, because it mimics the workings of real life. It is thus able to demonstrate differing points of view without recourse to the device of an omniscient narrator. The challenge, then, will be to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way. So, instead of trawling through attics or other people’s files and chat stories, please enjoy the below list of 100 can’t miss epistolary novels, from the 17th century to today, and a few set in the near future (The Martian).
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