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By Douglas Glover

A GLOBE & MAIL most sensible ebook OF THE yr 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 ebook on writing without delay erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and fun. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the accrued knowledge of a extraordinary literary occupation: novelist, brief tale author, essayist, instructor and mentor, Glover has for many years been asking the important questions. How does the way in which we learn effect the best way we write? What do craft books fail to educate aspiring writers approximately subject matter, approximately plot and subplot, approximately developing standpoint? How do we keep 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're making phrases live?
Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the artistic writing lecture 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 fans 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 at present 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 serious ways and theories that's eclectic, own, scholarly, and shrewdpermanent ... 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, usually raucously funny." - Maclean's

"Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune

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

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