James Wood on Fiction
Despite the somewhat snarky comments of Walter Kirn in last Sunday's New York Times Book Review,* I am looking forward to reading How Fiction Works by James Wood (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008). Not half so clever as Kirn, I am perfectly willing to be educated. Perhaps Wood can supply six or eight good ideas to carry into my next project.
But first, of course, poetry.
*"A Not So Common Reader," by Walter Kirn, New York Times Book Review, Sunday, August 15, 2008.