Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)

By Francine Prose

Long prior to there have been creative-writing workshops and levels, how did aspiring writers learn how to write? by means of interpreting the paintings in their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.

In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invitations you to sit down by means of her part and take a guided journey of the instruments and the methods of the masters. She reads the paintings of the superior writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers why their paintings has continued. She takes excitement within the lengthy and sumptuous sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved through the bright characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch. She seems to be to John Le Carré for a lesson in the right way to increase plot via discussion, to Flannery O'Connor for the crafty use of the telling element, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for smart examples of the way to hire gesture to create personality. She cautions readers to decelerate and be aware of phrases, the uncooked fabric out of which literature is crafted.

Written with ardour, humor, and knowledge, Reading Like a Writer will encourage readers to come back to literature with a clean eye and an keen heart.

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The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

The best-selling collage rhetoric for almost 25 years, The St. Martin’s consultant has accomplished an unprecedented checklist of good fortune via offering functional options for the ever-changing composition direction. accomplished but versatile, The Guide’s acclaimed step by step courses to every form of writing provide sure-fire invention techniques to get scholars began, mixed with thorough recommendation on severe analyzing, operating with resources, and cautious revision. Axelrod and Cooper’s class-tested information on visible rhetoric, on-line instructing and studying, and extra is offered for teachers who comprise those themes into their classes — yet now not intrusive, if you don’t. the hot variation has been re-engineered to mirror and construct at the real writing tactics of scholars and does much more to organize them for the writing they'll do in different university courses.

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Invention in Rhetoric and Composition (Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition)

By Janice M. Lauer

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines concerns that experience surrounded ancient and modern theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, bringing up a big selection of positions on those concerns in either basic rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations. It provides theoretical disagreements over the character, function, and epistemology of invention and pedagogical debates over such matters because the relative significance of paintings, expertise, imitation, and perform in instructing discourse. After a dialogue of remedies of invention from the Sophists to the 19th century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces quite a number early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and demands invention's awakening within the box of English reports. It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that experience emerged within the box of Rhetoric and Composition over the past 4 a long time, together with the resultant study, evaluations, and implementations of this inventional paintings. As a reference advisor, the textual content bargains a thesaurus of phrases, an annotated bibliography of chosen texts, and an intensive bibliography. Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue college, the place she was once the Reece McGee wonderful Professor of English. In 1998, she obtained the school Composition and verbal exchange Conference's Exemplar Award. Her courses comprise 4 Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and motion in Context, Composition study: Empirical Designs, and New views on Rhetorical Invention, in addition to essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, ancient rhetoric, and empirical learn.

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First Person Squared: A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy

By Kami Day

In (First Person)2, Day and Eodice provide one of many few book-length experiences of co-authoring in educational fields in view that Lunsford and Ede released theirs over a decade in the past. The crucial examine right here consists of in-depth interviews with ten profitable educational collaborators from more than a few disciplines and settings. The interviews discover the narratives of those informants' experience—what introduced them to collaborate, what cognitive and logistical methods have been concerned as they labored jointly, what's the prestige of collaborated paintings of their box, and so on—and situate those informants in the broader dialogue of collaboration conception and study because it has been articulated over the past ten years.

As the examine develops, Day and Eodice develop into so much attracted to the affective area of co-authorship, they usually locate the main promising explorations of that area within the paintings of feminist theorists in composition. opposed to a heritage of feminist thought, the reflections of those informants and authors not just supply a window into the strategies of present scholarship in writing, but in addition come to face as a critique of conventional perform in English departments. in the course of the e-book, the 2 co-authors interrupt themselves with reflections in their personal, at the rejection in the past in their notion to co-author a dissertation, on their presuppositions approximately their examine, on their constructing dedication to the framework of feminist thought to account for his or her findings, and all alone tactics and demanding situations in penning this booklet. the result's a well-centered quantity that's disciplined and limited in its presentation of analysis, yet that is layered and multivocal in presentation, and which ends up with a few provocative conclusions.

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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

By William Strunk Jr.

You comprehend the authors' names. you know the name. you could have most likely used this ebook your self. this is often the weather of fashion, the vintage variety guide, now in a fourth variation. a brand new Foreword by way of Roger Angell reminds readers that the recommendation of Strunk & White is as invaluable this present day as whilst it used to be first offered.This book's special tone, wit and style have conveyed the foundations of English type to hundreds of thousands of readers. Use the fourth version of "the little ebook" to make a huge impact with writing.

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Writing to Learn : How to Write - and Think - Clearly about Any Subject at All

The writer demonstrates the significance of transparent writing in each topic, discussing writing as a way to entry wisdom, and surveys the turning out to be emphasis on writing in American education
Title: Writing to Learn
Author: Zinsser, William Knowlton
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 1989/03/01
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Binding style: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 99995954

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Une langue venue d'ailleurs

By Akira Mizubayashi

Le jour où je me suis emparé de l. a. langue française, j'ai perdu le japonais pour toujours dans sa pureté originelle. Ma langue d'origine a perdu son statut de langue d'origine. J'ai appris à parler comme un étranger dans ma propre langue. Mon errance entre les deux langues a commencé. Je ne suis donc ni japonais ni français. Je ne cesse finalement de me rendre étranger à moi-même dans les deux langues, en allant et en revenant de l'une à l'autre, pour me sentir toujours décalé, hors de position. Mais, justement, c'est de ce lieu écarté que j'accède à los angeles parole ; c'est de ce lieu ou plutôt de ce non-lieu que j'exprime tout mon amour du français, tout mon attachement au japonais. Je suis étranger ici et là et je le demeure.

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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction

By Tracy Kidder

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr through KIRKUS REVIEWS

Good Prose is an inspiring booklet approximately writing—about the construction of excellent prose—and the list of a hot and effective literary friendship. the tale starts off in 1973, within the places of work of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, the place a tender freelance author named Tracy Kidder got here searching for an task. Richard Todd was once the editor who inspired him. From that article grew a lifelong organization. earlier than lengthy, Kidder’s The Soul of a brand new Machine, the 1st booklet the 2 labored on jointly, had received the Pulitzer Prize. It used to be a heady second, yet for Kidder and Todd it was once in basic terms the start of an schooling within the artwork of nonfiction.
 
Good Prose explores 3 significant nonfiction kinds: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Kidder and Todd draw candidly, occasionally comically, all alone experience—their error in addition to accomplishments—to reveal the pragmatic ways that inventive difficulties get solved. in addition they flip to the works of quite a lot of writers, novelists in addition to nonfiction writers, for types and guide. They speak about narrative ideas (and approximately how to define a narrative, occasionally in astonishing places), in regards to the moral demanding situations of nonfiction, and concerning the realities of constructing a dwelling as a author. they provide a few tart and emphatic critiques at the present nation of language. they usually take a transparent stand opposed to taking part in unfastened with the proof. Their suggestion is often grounded within the useful global of writing and publishing.
 
Good Prose—like Strunk and White’s The parts of Style—is a succinct, authoritative, and pleasing arbiter of criteria in modern writing, providing assistance for the pro author and the newbie alike. This clever and helpful e-book is the proper better half for somebody who likes to learn solid books and longs to jot down one.

Praise for Good Prose
 
“Smart, lucid, and entertaining.”The Boston Globe
 
“You are in such stable company—congenial, ironic, a piece old-school—that you’re chuffed to stick with [Kidder and Todd] the place they lead you.”The Wall highway Journal
 
“[A] well-structured, to-the-point, surely precious, and fun-to-read consultant to writing narrative nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.”Booklist  
 
“A gem . . . The finer issues of artistic nonfiction are molded into an inspiring learn that may have an effect on the would-be author up to Anne Lamott’s chicken by way of fowl or Stephen King’s On Writing. . . . this can be a needs to learn for nonfiction writers.”Library Journal
 
“As approachable and acceptable as any writing guide available.”—Associated Press

From the Hardcover edition.

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Academic Writing: A Practical Guide for Students

By Stephen Bailey

This paintings takes a fresh method of the tutorial writing direction, delivering simply comprehensible language set inside of a transparent constitution. This structure permits scholars to enhance their writing with out slowing their growth with complicated vocabulary. fabric is split into brief, simply workable sections permitting lecturers and scholars the pliability they should emphasise definite points or while time is brief. causes are by way of examples to augment growth.

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