Les estructures elementals de la narrativa / The Elementary Structures of Narrative
Non-fiction , 2021
All the secrets of story-telling from the author of Cold Skin
Many writing and scriptwriting manuals promise magic formulas that are supposed to guarantee the success of your story. Les estructures elementals de la narrativa is no exception, a part from a couple of details: the formula it proposes is not magic, but rather a scheme that is as simple as it is revealing because it holds all the secrets of narrative efficiency.
Taking as examples masterpieces of universal literature, Hollywood blockbusters and successful HBO series, Albert Sánchez Piñol, best-selling author and translated into numerous languages, explains how to structure a storyline in a narratively successful way and how a plot should be organised to keep the audience on tenterhooks.
A very funny manual, full of examples and constant conspirational winks directed at the reader, a must for storytellers – whatever format they use – and for anyone who wants to explore the hidden details of the enjoyment of the experience of reading, going to the movies or watching television series.
“As only a great writer can, Sánchez Piñol has succeeded in explaining the principle of the three-act structure with enormous clarity, simplicity, accuracy and amenity, with a touch of humour and audacity far removed from university gloom.” Enric Gomà, Núvol
“Sánchez Piñol describes his narrative praxis so clearly that the book can be read – and this is how future scholars of his work will read it – as a poetic that reveals to us how he has tackled literary creation.” Bernat Puigtobella, Núvol