HOW FICTION WORKS TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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How Fiction Works

Author : James Wood
ISBN : 1429908653
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely—from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings—Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step. The result is nothing less than a philosophy of the novel—plainspoken, funny, blunt—in the traditions of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. It sums up two decades of insight with wit and concision. It will change the way you read.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aldo Leopold S Odyssey Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author : Julianne Lutz Warren
ISBN : 9781610917544
Genre : Nature
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In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren(néeNewton) asked readers to rediscover one of history's most renowned conservationists. Aldo Leopold's Odyssey was hailed by The New York Times as a "biography of ideas,” making "us feel the loss of what might have followed A Sand County Almanac by showing us in authoritative detail what led up to it.” Warren's astute narrative quickly became an essential part of the Leopold canon, introducing new readers to the father of wildlife ecology and offering a fresh perspective to even the most seasoned scholars. A decade later, as our very concept of wilderness is changing, Warren frames Leopold's work in the context of the Anthropocene. With a new preface and foreword by Bill McKibben, the book underscores the ever-growing importance of Leopold's ideas in an increasingly human-dominated landscape. Drawing on unpublished archives, Warren traces Leopold's quest to define and preserve land health. Leopold's journey took him from Iowa to Yale to the Southwest to Wisconsin, with fascinating stops along the way to probe the causes of early land settlement failures, contribute to the emerging science of ecology, and craft a new vision for land use. Leopold's life was dedicated to one fundamental dilemma: how can people live prosperously on the land and keep it healthy, too? For anyone compelled by this question, the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey offers insight and inspiration.
Category: Nature

Click And Kin

Author : May Friedman
ISBN : 9781487519964
Genre : Science
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The essays in Click and Kin span the globe, examining transnational connections that touch in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
Category: Science

Anarchist Seeds Beneath The Snow

Author : David Goodway
ISBN : 9781604862218
Genre : Political Science
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Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.
Category: Political Science

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

Girls Night In 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Jessica Adams
ISBN : 9781760140342
Genre : Fiction
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This bumper Tenth Anniversary Edition of Girls' Night In brings together much-loved stories from the previous four books by some of the biggest names in women's fiction – Marian Keyes, Candace Bushnell, Cathy Kelly and Maggie Alderson, to name a few. Have fun and do good at the same time – by buying this book you'll be helping kids caught up in the turmoil of war, with all royalties going to War Child, a charity that funds projects for children in areas of conflict. So grab a cup of tea and reserve a place on the couch to enjoy all the comedy, romance, adventure and drama of some of the best short fiction on offer. Praise for the Girls' Night In series 'A special collection of short stories by some of the starriest names in the worlds of literature and fashion, including Nick Hornby, Candace Bushnell and Kate Moss ... Read all about it.' Vogue 'An enchanting and insightful collection featuring anyone who's anyone.' Elle 'As girls as a pyjama party ... this is a book to dip into like a packet of Tim Tams.' Sunday Age 'Fun, sassy and brimming with great ideas.' Sunday Life 'A super-sized treasure trove of witty, warm short stories.' Woman's Day
Category: Fiction

The Waltz He Was Born For

Author : Andrew Hudgins
ISBN : 0896724875
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Texas Poet Laureate Walt McDonald has published more than eighteen volumes of award-winning poetry. A poet of the landscape, of war and flying, of people just working hard, McDonald is master of the vital image and sound. And he is a poet whose work invites writers such as these gathered here to find and define the elements that delight and fascinate. Each contributor to this volume has followed his own trek of discovery in McDonald’s harsh landscapes of arroyos and hardscrabble, in his skies filled with joy and terrors, in those night sweats of pilots. Here, in the territory Walt McDonald has claimed, these writers have found gold. Their essays analyze McDonald’s writings about war and the veteran’s return to civilian life, the regional grounding of his far-reaching verities, and the writer himself. Some discuss his aesthetic strategies; others examine McDonald in relation to other writers. Still others explore the religious imagery, thought, and implications of McDonald’s poetry. One looks at the poet within the context of his fiction, A Band of Brothers, McDonald’s elegiac and only collection of short stories. Concluding the study is an interview with McDonald. "[His] is the voice of Texas, a landscape that has inspired countless pages of fine prose, but had lacked its defining poet before McDonald, with what seems in retrospect like astonishing ease, filled the role.”from Andrew Hudgins’s introduction “What McDonald does—has always done—is to offer a modest proposal for stemming what he eloquently depicts as an unconscionable moment in life. He knows that the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, so he pleads for a sort of cosmic compassion, even if the compassion is unearned and the cosmos fundamentally merciless.” —Jerry Bradley
Category: Literary Criticism

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 076153735X
Genre : Publishers and publishing
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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: Publishers and publishing

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors And Literary Agents 2006

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0977268209
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 39.38 MB
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This 15th annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines