Attack of the Copula Spiders: Essays on Writing by Douglas Glover

By Douglas Glover

A GLOBE & MAIL top ebook 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 e-book on writing right now erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and fun. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the accrued knowledge of a notable literary occupation: novelist, brief tale author, essayist, instructor and mentor, Glover has for many years been asking the important questions. How does the best way 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 will we preserve drama at the point of the sentence—and clarify drama within the sentences of others? what's the dating of shape and paintings? How do you are making phrases live?
Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the artistic writing school room, Glover’s take is frank and clean, demonstrating time and again 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 safeguard 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 collage of excellent Arts MFA in Writing program.

Praise for Douglas Glover

"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 serious methods and theories that's eclectic, own, scholarly, and clever ... a course 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, frequently raucously funny." - Maclean's

"Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune

"Darkly funny, at the same time stressed and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews

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