Reflections

Reflections

eBook - 2012
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This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of the author's books, and reflections about the life of an author and the value of writing for young people.

Reflections features the author's final interview, a foreword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and an introduction by Charlie Butler, a senior lecturer in English at the University of West England in Bristol.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780062219909
0062219901
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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MindyShepherd Dec 26, 2013

Reflections provides an inside look into the way one successful fantasy writer constructs characters and stories. For compelling story lines Diana Wynne Jones draws on a deep knowledge of European and ancient myths. Unlike some authors, she sets these myths in a modern context and peoples them with quirky characters from her own history. This is an inspiring resource for childrens', YA, and adult writers.

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