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How Fiction Works

Author : James Wood
ISBN : 9781446414484
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rediscover this deep, practical anatomy of the novel from 'the strongest ... literary critic we have' (New York Review of Books) in this new revised 10th anniversary edition. What do we mean when we say we 'know' a fictional character? What constitutes a 'telling' detail? When is a metaphor successful? Is realism realistic? Why do most endings of novels disappoint? In the tradition of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, How Fiction Works is a study of the main elements of fiction, such as narrative, detail, characterization, dialogue, realism, and style. In his first full-length book of criticism, one of the most prominent critics of our time takes the machinery of story-telling apart to ask a series of fundamental questions. Wood ranges widely, from Homer to Beatrix Potter, from the Bible to John Le Carré, and his book is both a study of the techniques of fiction-making and an alternative history of the novel. Playful and profound, it incisively sums up two decades of bold, often controversial, and now classic critical work, and will be enlightening to writers, readers, and anyone interested in what happens on the page. 'Should find a place on every novel-lover's shelf. It has the quality all useful works of criticism should have: refined taste, keen observation, and the ability to make the reader argue, passionately, with it' Financial Times
Category: Literary Criticism

The Writer S Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Jack Heffron
ISBN : 9781599633886
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Where do you get your ideas? It’s a question that plagues every writer. And once you’ve got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. So how do you come up with those ideas, and how do you turn them into writing that will engage your reader? The Writer’s Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, you’ll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. This indispensable guide will help you: • Develop good writing habits that foster creativity • Explore your own life for writing material • Draw inspiration from the world around you • Find form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better Let The Writer’s Idea Book give you the insight and self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "where do you get your ideas?"
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

One Soul Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author : Ray Fawkes
ISBN : 1620108615
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Oni Press is proud to present the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Ray Fawkes' critically acclaimed and deeply moving graphic novel. One Soul details the lives of eighteen individuals throughout history whose lives unfold simultaneously. Comprised entirely of double-page spreads split into eighteen panels with each panel featuring one character's life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes uses an experimental narrative structure to artfully craft eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece. Nominated for the 2012 Eisner Award in the "Graphic Album: New" category, One Soul is a powerful and life-affirming story about the way human beings all over the world are connected.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

On Writing 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 1439156816
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foreigner 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : C. J. Cherryh
ISBN : 9781101554746
Genre : Fiction
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The groundbreaking novel that launched Cherryh's eponymous space opera series of first contact and its consequences... It had been nearly five centuries since the starship Phoenix, lost in space and desperately searching for the nearest G5 star, had encountered the planet of the atevi. On this alien world, law was kept by the use of registered assassination, alliances were defined by individual loyalties not geographical borders, and war became inevitable once humans and one faction of atevi established a working relationship. It was a war that humans had no chance of winning on this planet so many light-years from home. Now, nearly two hundred years after that conflict, humanity has traded its advanced technology for peace and an island refuge that no atevi will ever visit. Then the sole human the treaty allows into atevi society is marked for an assassin's bullet. THe work of an isolated lunatic? The interests of a particular faction? Or the consequence of one human's fondness for a species which has fourteen words for betrayal and not a single word for love? From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Run Stop Restore 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Lenard R. Roach
ISBN : 9781456719227
Genre : Computers
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A book that took 10 years to make! A book about a bygone era of computing that never really rolled over and played dead, more like dug a tunnel and went underground. Here is a modern collection of ancient writings about a computer thought of as extinct-- the Commodore! Relive or discover for the first time what it was like to use and work with the best selling single board computer in history through the eyes of one who still admires its complex simplicity.
Category: Computers

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Author : Robert G. Weiner
ISBN : 9780786451159
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
Category: Literary Criticism

Anarchist Seeds Beneath The Snow

Author : David Goodway
ISBN : 9781846310256
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition. This book succeeds as simultaneously a cultural history of left-libertarian thought in Britain and a demonstration of the applicability of that history to current politics. Goodway argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could – and should – be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals. Moving seamlessly from Aldous Huxley and John Cowper Powys to the war in Iraq, this challenging volume will energize leftist movements throughout Britain and the rest of the world.
Category: Literary Criticism

Girls Night In

Author : Jessica Adams
ISBN : 9780008132972
Genre : Fiction
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An unparalleled collection of stories by some of the best female writers commissioned specially for this collection, with royalties supporting War Child, the charity dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children affected by war.
Category: Fiction

Existentialist Engagement In Wallace Eggers And Foer

Author : Allard den Dulk
ISBN : 9781628923339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The novels of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer are increasingly regarded as representing a new trend, an 'aesthetic sea change' in contemporary American literature. 'Post-postmodernism' and 'New Sincerity' are just two of the labels that have been attached to this trend. But what do these labels mean? What characterizes and connects these novels? Den Dulk shows that the connection between these works lies in their shared philosophical dimension. On the one hand, they portray excessive self-reflection and endless irony as the two main problems of contemporary Western life. On the other hand, the novels embody an attempt to overcome these problems: sincerity, reality-commitment and community are portrayed as the virtues needed to achieve a meaningful life. This shared philosophical dimension is analyzed by viewing the novels in light of the existentialist philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Albert Camus.
Category: Literary Criticism

Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Richelle Mead
ISBN : 9780451478191
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players: The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty... From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life… The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes... Hello My Name Is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt... Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them. After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack. Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can't live without….
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Life And Work Of Fedor Abramov

Author : David C. Gillespie
ISBN : 0810114526
Genre : Literary Collections
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Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-83) was one of the leading representatives of the Russian village prose movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In The Life and Work of Fedor Abramov, scholars from the United States and abroad draw on Abramov's works, his diaries, and his private writings as sources for examining his place within the village prose movement and within Anglo-American theories of cultural reception.
Category: Literary Collections

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Sherman Alexie
ISBN : 0316439886
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The 10th anniversary edition of Sherman Alexie's National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel--bonus content included! Sherman Alexie, in his first book for young adults, tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, beautifully written, semi-autobiographical, and coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will continue to make a lasting impression for many years to come. Bonus content to include an author's note, deleted scenes, and more!
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Ecological Design Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author : Sim Van der Ryn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123232196
Genre : Architecture
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Ecological Design is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. This 10th anniversary edition makes the work available to a new generation of practitioners and thinkers concerned with moving our society onto a more sustainable path.
Category: Architecture

Sci Fi Fantasy 10th Anniversary Book Collection One Was Stubborn The Tramp If I Were You And The Great Secret

Author : Ron Hubbard
ISBN : 1619865947
Genre : Fiction
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"They''re timeless."--Paul Goat Allen, Editor B&N Explorations "Hubbard was one of the country''s most prolific pulp science fiction writers."--Alan Cheuse, NPR''s All Things Considered "[L. Ron Hubbard] cut a swath across the science-fantasy world, the likes of which has never been seen again."--Damon Knight, SF Author, Editor & Founder of Science Fiction Writers of America By the end of 1937, L. Ron Hubbard had proven he could glide with ease from genre to genre--adventure, western, mystery, detective, and even romance--and was regularly featured in such acknowledged "crown jewels" of the pulp fiction world as Adventure and Argosy magazines. Not bad for a young writer whose first commercially published fiction had appeared only three years before. By the spring of 1938, with his now well-established stature as a writer--or, in the words of author and critic Robert Silverberg, as a "master of the art of narrative"--L. Ron Hubbard was invited to apply his gifts for succinct characterization, original plot, deft pacing, and imaginative action to a genre that was new, and essentially foreign to him--science fiction and fantasy. The reverberations of that invitation continue to this day. Sci-fi fantasy readers looking for action-packed adventure with a sense of realism will find it in these ten sci-fi fantasy short stories, in four volumes. One Was Stubborn: Things are disappearing. Parts of buildings, parts of people, parts of the whole world. Old Shellback thinks he needs glasses. But all he really has to do is open his eyes, and see that George Smiley the Messiah is busy dismantling the world. But two can play at this game. While George is making this world disappear, Old Shellback will make another one appear--and take an amazing journey back to a future of his own making. Is it the end of the world--or just the end of the world as we know it? Also includes the science fiction adventures, "A Can of Vacuum," in which a practical joke on a space station proves that a good sense of humor is timeless, and "240,000 Miles Straight Up," the thrilling story of a race to the moon... and the one man who may be able to save the earth from Armageddon. The Tramp: The vagrant "Doughface" Jack is about to discover that where medical marvels meet the mysteries of the human mind, amazing things happen. The Tramp acquires a capability beyond his imagination and without equal on Earth. Saved from a head injury, Jack finds that he has the power to save lives--and destroy them--with a single glance. Will he use his astounding power for good... or for evil? Bound for Washington, DC, he undertakes a psychic adventure that could change the shape of history. The Great Secret: Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe. The only problem is, he''s certifiably insane. Driven by greed and lust for power, all he cares about is reaching the ancient city of Parva--and finding The Great Secret of absolute power. But the writing''s on the walls of Parva--and you won''t believe what it says. Blast off on a head-trip you''ll never forget as The Great Secret takes you inside the mind of a man who is crazy with lust for power. Also includes the science fiction adventures, "The Space Can," in which a decrepit space battleship is a civilian fleet''s only defense; "The Beast," the tale of a hunter in the jungles of Venus, chasing an immoral beast; and "The Slaver," in which an alien race has enslaved the human race, but can''t repress the power of human love. If I Were You: Tom Little is a circus midget with giant dreams. He may be king of the midgets, but he''s got grander ambitions--to become the ringmaster. Now, drawing on some dark ancient secrets, he''s about to get his wish. But in assuming another man''s identity, Tom must also take on his enemies--who want to make him pay for the big man''s sins. The circus is coming to town, as If I Were You puts you in the center ring of the magic, mystery, and madness. Also includes "The Last Drop," an astounding tale of a New York bartender who mixes some very magical drinks--to amazing effect. L. Ron Hubbard fiction New York Times bestselling author
Category: Fiction

The Mortal Instruments 1

Author : Cassandra Clare
ISBN : 1406381322
Genre : Demonology
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Category: Demonology

An International Annotated Bibliography Of Strindberg Studies 1870 2005 Autobiographies Novels Poetry Letters Historical Works Natural History And Science Lingiustics Painting And The Other Arts Politics Psychopathology Biography Miscellaneous Dissertations

Author : Michael Robinson
ISBN : 9780947623838
Genre : Reference
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This copiously annotated bibliography documents and examines the whole range of commentary on Strindberg's works and activity in many fields besides the plays for which he is internationally best known. These include his prose fiction and poetry, his work as an historian and natural historian, and his relationship to the other arts, most notably his painting. It is concerned with both lasting works of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as reviews of his books and plays in the theatre, and some more ephemeral material, all of this in several languages. Organised generically and by subject and individual work, the bibliography enables the reader to trace the changing impact of Strindberg and his works in various countries and during different periods. It is thus very much a study in reception as well as a bibliographical record of published material. It traces the developing image of Strindberg and his writing both during his lifetime and in subsequent years, and with frequent cross reference offers a comprehensive overview of a literary and existential project that has rarely been matched for its multifaceted diversity. The bibliography is published in three parts. Volume 1, General Studies (978-0-947623-81-4) and Volume 2, The Plays (978-0-947623-82-1) are also now available. Michael Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Category: Reference

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 2003 2004

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 076153735X
Genre : Reference
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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Reference

The Waltz He Was Born For

Author : Andrew Hudgins
ISBN : 0896724875
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here, in the territory Walt McDonald has claimed these writers have found gold."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Criticism