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The hidden machinery: essays on writing
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Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York : Tin House Books, 2017.
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301 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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808.3 L785 2017
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A masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it.


"Read everything that is good for the good of your soul. Then learn to read as a writer, to search out that hidden machinery, which it is the business of art to conceal and the business of the apprentice to comprehend."


In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again.

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9781941040683
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APA Citation (style guide)

Livesey, M. (2017). The hidden machinery: essays on writing. First US edition. Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books.

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Livesey, Margot. 2017. The Hidden Machinery: Essays On Writing. Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books.

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Livesey, Margot, The Hidden Machinery: Essays On Writing. Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books, 2017.

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Livesey, Margot. The Hidden Machinery: Essays On Writing. First US edition. Portland, Oregon ; Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books, 2017. Print.

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