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

By Douglas Glover

A GLOBE & MAIL most sensible e-book OF THE 12 months FOR 2012

“Glover is a grasp of narrative structure.”
—Wall road Journal

In the culture of E.M. Forster, John Gardner, and James wooden, Douglas Glover has produced a booklet on writing without delay erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and fun. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the gathered knowledge of a amazing 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 impact the best way we write? What do craft books fail to coach aspiring writers approximately subject, approximately plot and subplot, approximately developing viewpoint? How do we preserve drama at the point of the sentence—and clarify drama within the sentences of others? what's the dating of shape and artwork? How do you're making phrases live?
Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the inventive writing school room, Glover’s take is frank and clean, demonstrating time and again that swish writers needs to first be powerful readers. This assortment is a call-to-arms for all fans of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our greatest security 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 school of the Vermont university of good 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 severe techniques and theories that's eclectic, own, scholarly, and shrewdpermanent ... 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, frequently raucously funny." - Maclean's

"Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune

"Darkly funny, concurrently stressed and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews

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