Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A collection of touching, humorous, and practical writings explores literature and the art of writing with contributions from Russell Banks, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Ford, Carl Hiaasen, Alice Hoffman, John Updike, and many others. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Product Details :

Author by The New York Times
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 268
ISBN Number 0805070850

Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing.--From back cover.

Product Details :

Author by Robert Pack
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 294
ISBN Number 0874515602

Being A Writer


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world’s greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. The perfect gift for aspiring writers, curious readers, and anyone interested in what the world's greatest authors have to say about the art of writing.

Product Details :

Author by Travis Elborough
Genre eBook Reference
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 0711238200

Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Product Details :

Author by Maurice Angus Lee
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 247
ISBN Number 0313315922

Negotiating With The Dead


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

The author of The Handmaid's Tale discusses the writing life and the role of the writer in society, making reference to many other writers, alive and dead, to make her case.

Product Details :

Author by Margaret Atwood
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 219
ISBN Number 0521662605

Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Tom Waldrep
Genre eBook Authorship
Read Book 350
ISBN Number UOM:39015018338726

Chinese Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

"With more than half the works appearing in English for the first time, this is the first collection that brings together material by writers reflecting on their work, processes, and challenges of writing under China's political system"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details :

Author by Arthur Sze
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 308
ISBN Number 1595340637

Speaking For The Generations


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Presents profiles of such authors as Leslie Marmon Silko, Gloria Bird, Esther B. Belin, Daniel David Moses, and Victor D. Montejo

Product Details :

Author by Simon J. Ortiz
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 228
ISBN Number 0816518505

Nobel Writers On Writing


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

When in 1901 Alfred Nobel bequeathed to the world the funds to support the Nobel Prize, one of his few directives for the category of literature was that the artists selected be of "idealistic tendency." Since its inception, the prize has given a very public voice to some of the world's greatest writers, and their responses to the honor-their acceptance speeches-have themselves often been epochal within each author's body of literature. From the famed call to "arms" by William Faulkner to the multicultural song of Derek Walcott, from 1903's Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson to 1999's Günter Grass, this collection traces the ideals of the artists and the selection committee itself throughout the entirety of the 20th century. "Interestingly," writes Draugsvold, "none [of the writers] discuss the more technical aspects of their craft." Equally striking is the strength of the common thread of idealism found in these addresses-a firm belief in humankind and the power of art, in its role in "the service of truth and the service of liberty" as Albert Camus said in 1957. "I decline to accept the end of man" wrote the Old Man, William Faulkner. The speeches presented here were chosen not by subjective but rather by substantive criteria, with biographical presentations and brief statements of gratitude omitted. Included are an introduction to each of the 28 writers chosen, an excerpted copy of the speech or lecture and a bibliography of works in English. The work concludes with a complete list of prize winners in literature and a bibliography of sources cited in the writer's introductions.

Product Details :

Author by Ottar G. Draugsvold
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 297
ISBN Number 0786406291

What Difference Does Writing Make


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Helen Sykes
Genre eBook Rhetoric
Read Book 102
ISBN Number 0980332001