Writers on Writing

The Art of the Short Story

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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

Hebrew writers on writing

Author: Peter Cole

Publisher: Trinity Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 321

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"Drawing from essays, letters, poems, interviews, and other sources, the book offers a fresh look at figures who shaped modern Hebrew literature and introduces fascinating yet little-translated writers. Ranges from early twentieth-century Warsaw through the formative years of Hebrew modernism in Europe and Palestine, to the complexity of contemporary Israel"--Provided by publisher.

Writers on Writing

Author: Robert Pack,Jay Parini

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874515602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Speaking for the Generations

Native Writers on Writing

Author: Simon J. Ortiz

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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

Nobel Writers on Writing

Author: Ottar G. Draugsvold

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786406296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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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.

Writers on Writing

Author: Walter Allen

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780343262167


Page: 276

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Writers on writing

Author: Herschel Brickell

Publisher: Doubleday 1949.


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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Negotiating with the Dead

A Writer on Writing

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521662604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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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.

Creating theory

writers on writing

Author: Jasbir Jain

Publisher: Egully.com


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Jasbir Jain Is A Former Head Of The Depart-Ment Of English At The University Of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Das Leben und das Schreiben


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Writers on Writing

Author: Tom Waldrep

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authorship

Page: 350

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Writers on Writing

Conversations with Allen Mendenhall

Author: Allen Mendenhall

Publisher: Red Dirt Press, LLC

ISBN: 1732738327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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As a lawyer, Allen Mendenhall asks questions. As a writer, he's interested in the craft. Combine these two and you get this, a collection of writers discussing writing. Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall is an anthology of penetrating interviews with prominent and diverse authors who discuss arts, literature, books, culture, life, and the writing process with Allen Mendenhall, editor of Southern Literary Review and associate dean at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Featuring the telling insights and sage advice of novelists, historians, poets, professors, philosophers, and more, Writers on Writing is not just an informative guide or a useful resource but a fount of inspiration. Readers will find in these pages authentic voices, frank exchanges, and unique perspectives on a wide variety of matters. Aspiring and established writers alike will learn from this book.

Writers on Writing

An Anthology

Author: Robert Neale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Anglais (Langue) - Rhétorique

Page: 249

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The people most worth listening to about the craft of writing are those who do it best, the writers themselves--a fact strangely neglected by many aspiring writers and teachers of writing today. This new anthology gathers together what writers from Aristotle to the present day have written, in prose and poetry, about the problems and techniques, the frustrations and fulfillment of their craft. A serious study tool for those who wish to refine and polish their own writing, Writers on Writing is also a fascinating bedside companion for casual reading. It explores a wide range of topics from the metaphysics of language to the daily grind of getting words on paper. From Geoffrey Chaucer to T.S. Eliot, from Francis Bacon to Doris Lessing, from Jane Austen to George Orwell, the works in this anthology offer the advice and insights of major writers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand.

Shadows of the New Sun

Wolfe on Writing, Writers on Wolfe

Author: Peter Wright

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Award-winning contemporary science fiction author Gene Wolfe’s densely written and highly imaginative novels have brought him critical acclaim and academic attention—as well as a dedicated fan base. Shadows of the New Sun brings together an impressive selection of hard-to-find resources for the Wolfe reader and scholar. Included are essays on the nature of writing, with discussions of key concepts such as character, structure, and the professional life of the writer; a series of interviews with Wolfe; and the rare Wolfe essay “Books in the Book of the New Sun."

Writers on Writing

Guide to Writing and Illustrating Childrens Books

Author: Booth, David

Publisher: Overlea House

ISBN: 9780717223930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Writers on Writing

Author: Neil James

Publisher: Halsted Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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Collection of writers' speeches made at the annual presentations of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards from 1980 to 1999. Contributors include Donald Horne, Geoffrey Dutton, Judith Wright, David Williamson, Manning Clark, Dorothy Green, Thomas Keneally, Rosemary Wighton, Morris West, Elizabeth Jolley, Frank Moorhouse, Richard Walsh, Elizabeth Riddell, Faith Bandler, David Marr, Peter Singer, Charles Birch, Drusilla Modjeska and Peter Porter. Foreword by Premier Bob Carr and introduction by the editor. Includes photographs, lists of the award winners and the judges, and biographical notes on the contributors.

Writers on Writing

Collected Essays from The New York Times

Author: John Darnton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805070859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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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.

Mexican Writers on Writing

Author: Margaret Sayers Peden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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"Ranging from the literature of colonialism and conquest to a contemporary look at Mexican life and letters, the book presents a cross-section of Mexican authors' thoughts on writing, including works by Carlos Fuentes, Bernardo de Balbuena, Sor Juana Inâes de la Cruz, Octavio Paz, Elena Poniatowska, and others"--Provided by publisher.

Chinese Writers on Writing

Author: Arthur Sze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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"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.

Writers on Writing, Volume II

More Collected Essays from The New York Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805075885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Collects inspirational essays celebrating the art of writing, including contributions from Geraldine Brooks, Leslie Epstein, and P.J. O'Rourke.