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Living by Fiction [Paperback]

Annie Dillard
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

actual  among  art  artist  audience  between  bits  book  borges  cannot  century  characters  contemporary  context  course  criticism  critics  does  especially  even  events  fact  fiction  find  fine  forms  good  great  hand  human  ideas  instead  interesting  interpret  interpretation  interpretative  itself  know  knowledge  language  light  literary  literature  little  materials  matter  may  mean  meaning  mind  modernist  must  nabokov  narrative  nature  new  novel  now  object  order  own  painting  parts  people  poetry  point  prose  question  read  readers  relationships  say  science  see  sense  story  structures  subject  surface  symbols  techniques  terms  text  things  think  time  traditional  two  universe  use  view  virtues  whose  without  words  work  world  write  writers  writing 

Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  14.2
60% are easier
40% are harder
Flesch Index:  47.0
56% are easier
44% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  11.5
62% are easier
38% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  16%
55% have fewer
45% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.7
56% have fewer
44% have more
Words per Sentence:  19.4
68% have fewer
32% have more
Number of
Characters:  267,010
34% have fewer
66% have more
Words:  44,318
34% have fewer
66% have more
Sentences:  2,280
32% have fewer
68% have more
Fun stats
Words per Dollar:  3,396  
Words per Ounce:  6,925  

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