Fiction Book List (as of 3/07) Reference

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Fiction Book List

(as of 3/07)


Dupriez, Bernard: A Dictionary of Literary Devices

Ghiselin, Brewster: The Creative Process

Lanham, Richard A.: A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms

Harmon, William C.: A Handbook to Literature

Strunk, William & E.B. White: Elements of Style

Tufte, Virginia: Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
On Writers, Writing, Reading And Culture

Aristotle: Poetics; Rhetoric

Bachelard, Gaston: The Poetics of Space

Bakhtin, M. M.: The Dialogic Imagination

Barthes, Roland: The Pleasure of the Text

Baxter, Charles: Burning Down the House

Baxter, Charles & Peter Turchi: Bringing the Devil to His Knees: The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life

Benjamin, Walter: Illuminations

Bennett, James R.: Prose Style

Berman, Marshall: All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Bernays, Anne & Pamela Painter: What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

Berryman, John: The Freedom of the Poet

Blanchot, Maurice: The Gaze of Orpheus and the Siren's Song

Booth, Wayne C.: The Rhetoric of Fiction

Borges, Jorge Luis: Borges on Writing

Burroway, Janet: Writing Fiction

Busch Frederick: A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life; Letters to a Fiction Writer

Butler, Judith: Gender Trouble

Butler, Robert Olen: From Where We Dream

Calvino, Italo: Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Cixous, Helena: Coming to Writing and Other Essays

Coetzee, J. M.: Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews

Cowley, Malcolm: And I Worked at the Writer's Trade

DeMarinis, Rick: The Art & Craft of the Short Story

Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Notebooks for The Idiot

Dufresne, John: The Lie That Tells a Truth

Eagleton, Terry: Literary Theory

Ellis, Sherry: Now Write! Fiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers

Ellison, Ralph: Shadow and Act

Fielder, Leslie: Love and Death in the American Novel

Forster, E.M.: Aspects of the Novel

Gardner, John: On Becoming a Novelist; The Art of Fiction

Gass, William: Fiction and the Figures of Life

Gilbert, Sandra & Susan Gubar: The Madwomam in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century

Literary Imagination

Gomez-Pena, Guillermo: The New World Border

Hills, Rust: Writing in General and the Short Story In Particular

Hoffman, Michael & Patrick Murphy: Essentials of the Theory of Fiction

Iyer, Pico: The Global Soul

James, Henry: The Art of the Novel; The Notebooks of Henry James

Kermode, Frank: The Sense of an Ending

Kundera, Milan: The Art of the Novel

Lodge, David: Consciousness & the Novel

Lohafer, Susan & Jo Ellyn Clarey: Short Story Theory at a Crossroads

Lott, Bret: Before We Get Started

Lukacs, Georg: The Theory of the Novel

Lubbock, Percy: The Craft of Fiction

Macauley, Robie & George Lanning: Technique in Fiction

Martone, Michael: Unconventions

May, Charles E.: Short Story Theories

Morris, Wright: About Fiction

Morrison, Toni: Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

Nabokov, Vladimir: Lectures on Literature

O’Connor, Flannery: The Habit of Being; Mystery & Manners

O’Connor, Frank: The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story

Olsen, Tillie: Silences

Olson, Charles: Call Me Ishmael

Ong, Walter J.: Orality and Literacy

Ortega y Gasset, José: Meditations on Quixote

Paz, Octavio: Labyrinth of Solitude

Plimpton, George: Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews

Pound, Ezra: The ABC of Reading

Prose, Francine: Reading Like a Writer

Queneau, Raymond: Exercises in Style

Robbe-Grillet, Alain: For a New Novel

Roth, Philip: Goodbye, Columbus

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky: Epistemology of the Closet

Shklovsky, Viktor: The Theory of Prose

Smiley, Jane: Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

Stern, Jerome: Making Shapely Fiction

Stevick, Philip: The Theory of the Novel

Todorov, Tzvetan: Introduction to Poetics

Vargas Llosa, Mario: Letters to a Young Novelist

Welty, Eudora: One Writer’s Beginnings

Short Story Anthologies (Multiple Authors)

Carlson, Ron: You’ve Got to Read This

Chabon, Michael: McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales

Charters, Ann: The Story and Its Writer

Jenks, Tom & Raymond Carver: American Short Story Masterpieces

Hagedorn, Jessica: Charlie Chan is Dead 2: Contemporary Asian-American Fiction

Halpern, Daniel: The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology

Leavitt, David & Mark Mitchell: The Penquin Book of Gay Short Stories

Love-Denman, Margaret & Barbara Shoup: Story Matters: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process

Manguel, Alberto: Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women

Marcus, Ben: The Anchor Book of Modern Short Stories

McMillan, Terry: Breaking Ice, An Anthology of Contemporary African American Fiction

Mordecai, Pamela: Her True-True Name: An Anthology of Women’s Writing from the Caribbean

Oates, Joyce Carol: Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers

Reynolds, Margaret: The Penquin Book of Lesbian Short Stories

Rosenthal, Lucy: The Eloquent Short Story: Varieties of Narration

White, Edmund: The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction

Wolff, Tobias: Matters of Life and Death

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