The first time I came across this book, was during my Erasmus year, back in 2013, when I was studying at Yeditepe University in Istanbul.
This is an approximately 100-page long book on story-telling techniques, fiction and rhetoric. It consists of 6 lectures Mr. Eco gave, titled:
- “Entering the Woods”
- “The Woods of Loisy”
- “Lingering in the Woods”
- “Possible Woods”
- “The Strange Case of Rue Servandon”
- “Fictional Protocols”
The book is very informative and full of insights. However, even though it is full of terms, it doesn’t kill the “magic” for you next time you read a book – on the contrary, it actually makes it more interesting for you and you get to see all of the little “winks” that some authors hide in their texts for you.
I recommend it to any book-lover, who wants to read between the lines and also wants to be a Level 2 reader.
You can find the book under the name “Six Walks in the Fictional Woods”, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-81051-1