A GLOBE & MAIL most sensible booklet OF THE 12 months FOR 2012
“Glover is a grasp of narrative structure.”
—Wall highway Journal
In the culture of E.M. Forster, John Gardner, and James wooden, Douglas Glover has produced a ebook on writing immediately erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and a laugh. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the accrued knowledge of a extraordinary literary profession: novelist, brief tale author, essayist, instructor and mentor, Glover has for many years been asking the important questions. How does the way in which we learn impression the way in which we write? What do craft books fail to educate aspiring writers approximately subject matter, approximately plot and subplot, approximately developing viewpoint? How do we continue drama at the point of the sentence—and clarify drama within the sentences of others? what's the courting of shape and artwork? How do you're making phrases live?
Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the inventive writing lecture room, Glover’s take is frank and clean, demonstrating many times that sleek writers needs to first be robust readers. This assortment is a call-to-arms for all enthusiasts of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our greatest protection opposed to the attacks of a post-literate age.
Douglas Glover is the award-winning writer of 5 tale collections, 4 novels, and works of non-fiction. he's presently at the college of the Vermont university of excellent Arts MFA in Writing program.
Praise for Douglas Glover
"A grasp of narrative structure." - Darin Strauss, writer of Half a Life, Wall road Journal
"So sharp, so evocative, that the reader sees way past the tissue of phrases into ... the author's poetic grace." - The New Yorker
"Glover invents his personal meeting of severe techniques and theories that's eclectic, own, scholarly, and clever ... a path for destiny literary feedback to take." - The Denver Quarterly
"A ribald, raunchy wit with a expertise for searing self-investigation." - The Globe and Mail
"Knotty, clever, usually raucously funny." - Maclean's
"Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune
"Darkly funny, concurrently stressed and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews