Umberto Eco (Name of the Rose) says he knows Leopold Bloom better than his own father. How he and others write novels that seem realer than real.
The books are The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist by Orhan Pamuk and Confessions of a Young Novelist by Umberto Eco. The review is at The Guardian.... continue reading, and add your comments
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Umberto Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist -- his 2008 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature, now out from Harvard University Press.
Finally! Umberto Eco’s bestselling writing guide has been translated into English: Although first published in Italian in 1977, before Eco (The Name of the Rose) became an internationally renowned novelist, this guide to writing a...
Delivered as the 2008 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University, the four essays in Umberto Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist (HUP, 2011) offer a peek inside Eco's creative writing process, his views on a...