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The Art of Death

Writing the Final Story
Edwidge Danticat

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2017

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all by the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light

The Art of Description

World into Word
Mark Doty

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2010

National Book Award winner Mark Doty's first prose book on the craft of poetry—an ultimately moving argument for the primacy of our senses

The Art of History

Unlocking the Past in Fiction and Nonfiction
Christopher Bram

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2016

A captivating new addition to the Art of series that explores historical narrative in fiction and nonfiction

The Art of Intimacy

The Space Between
Stacey D'Erasmo

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2013

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D’Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable novels Tea and The Sky Below

The Art of Mystery

The Search for Questions
Maud Casey

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2018

A sensitive and nuanced exploration of a seldom-discussed subject by an acclaimed novelist

The Art of Perspective

Who Tells the Story
Christopher Castellani

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2016

Finally, an Art of series volume on every fiction writer’s most urgent issue: point of view

The Art of Recklessness

Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction
Dean Young

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2010

The first work of prose by Dean Young—a sort of poetic manifesto arguing for the efforts and effects of the subconscious

The Art of Subtext

Beyond Plot
Charles Baxter

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2007

Charles Baxter inaugurates a new series on the craft of writing with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

The Art of Syntax

Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song
Ellen Bryant Voigt

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2009

A virtuosic discussion by Ellen Bryant Voigt on the ways poets order words to create artful effects on the music and meaning of language

The Art of the Poetic Line

James Longenbach

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2007

A seminal study of the line—its shape, its music, its essential rhythms—by one of the finest poetry critics, James Longenbach

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