Reading for Writers: Some books to read for learning craft

A Listmania! list by Suzanne Lagrande "Writer, Creative Writing Teacher" (Portland, Oregon, USA)
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The list author says: "Here are some great books to read for understanding and learning the craft of writing. They're also great reads."
Night People (Gifford, Barry)
1.  Night People (Gifford, Barry) by Barry Gifford
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  "A evocative name tells us a lot  with little: Rollo Lamar, Big Betty Stalcup Vernon Duke Douglas, Pearline Nail. Name conjure worlds: Fort Sumatra Detention Center for Wayward Women, The Saturn Bar.  In Night People, Giffordís names capture a wild, weird, wondrous world. For more notes on writing technique, visit: www.suzannelagrande.com"
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Céline: Journey to the End of the Night (Landmarks of World Literature)
2.  Céline: Journey to the End of the Night (Landmarks of World Literature) by John Sturrock
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The Famished Road
3.  The Famished Road by Ben Okri
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The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Library)
4.  The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Library) by Pema Chodron
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Gold: Being the Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter
5.  Gold: Being the Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter by Blaise Cendrars
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Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book)
6.  Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book) by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
The list author says:
  "A wonderful book, filled with strange, unexpected, dream-like images.There are many things to learn and appreciate about Shun-Lien Bynumís style and wonderful writing, among them how she makes use of white space."
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Wisdom of the Heart (New Directions Paperbook)
7.  Wisdom of the Heart (New Directions Paperbook) by Henry Miller
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Invisible Cities
8.  Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
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The History of Love
9.  The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories
10.  The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories by Carson McCullers
$7.16   Used & New from: $0.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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