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Wood riffs on fiction's greats

The Fun Stuff and Other Essays by James Wood. Jonathan Cape, €23.95. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

24th March, 2013
Paul Auster is one of the authors dissected by James Wood. Photo: Getty

The Fun Stuff and Other Essays by James Wood


James Wood is chief book reviewer for the New Yorker and professor of literary criticism at Harvard. How Fiction Works, an exuberant distillation of the techniques of storytelling, helped seal Wood's reputation as one of the world's most distinguished critics.

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