Letters to a Young Writer

' Emphatic and empathetic, pragmatic and profound, this is an essential companion to any author's journey – and a deeply personal work from one of our greatest literary voices.

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Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408885017

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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I hope there is something here for any young writer – or any older writer, for that matter – who happens to be looking for a teacher to come along, a teacher who, in the end, can really teach nothing at all but fire. From the critically acclaimed Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin, comes a paean to the power of language, and a direct address to the artistic, professional and philosophical concerns that challenge and sometimes torment an author. Comprising fifty-two short prose pieces, Letters to a Young Writer ranges from practical matters of authorship, such as finding an agent, the pros and cons of creative writing degrees and handling bad reviews, through to the more joyous and celebratory, as McCann elucidates the pleasures to be found in truthful writing, for: 'the best writing makes us glad that we are – however briefly – alive.' Emphatic and empathetic, pragmatic and profound, this is an essential companion to any author's journey – and a deeply personal work from one of our greatest literary voices.

Letters to a Young Novelist

A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters by the author of In Praise of the Stepmother draws on the works of international writers while revealing the author's own deep beliefs about writing, reading, and thought, identifying writers as ...

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Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312421729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters by the author of In Praise of the Stepmother draws on the works of international writers while revealing the author's own deep beliefs about writing, reading, and thought, identifying writers as creators and writing an act requiring disciplined development. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Letters to a Young Poet

The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century.

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307787231

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers for what Stephen Mitchell calls the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them.

Letter to a Young Writer and You Too

' Emphatic and empathetic, pragmatic and profound, this is an essential companion to any author 's journey and a deeply personal work from one of our greatest literary voices.

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Author: Colum McCann

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408885034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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From the New York Timesbestselling, National Book Award-winning, Booker Prize-longlisted author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic comes a passionate and practical book of advice, as essential for budding writers as Stephen King's On Writing

Letters To A Young Artist

“Everyone uses a cell phone,” you write—as if my mentioning it as a possible negative proved to you I was a doddering old fool. Here's what I think: there's ...

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Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409034032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Written in the form of letters to an aspiring artist, 'Letters to a Young Artist' includes Julia Cameron's hints on how to become an artist and encourage the creative flow. Full of exercises - she suggests, for example, writing 14 pages on anything every morning - and advice on an artist's approach to many aspects of life, including work and play, rest and exercise, adventure and security, relationships and sex, personal appearance. There are inspiring ideas on what to write about and invaluable encouragement in dealing with creative blocks and temporary failure.

Der ungeheure Raum

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Author: Edward E. Cummings

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:34984719

Category: Soldiers

Page: 313

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Letters to a Young Journalist

Writing. One Christmas season early in our marriage, nearly twenty years ... The young writer in me responded as much to Picasso's style as his politics.

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Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465028245

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. In Letters to a Young Journalist, Freedman conducts an extended conversation with young journalists-from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist. It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, and Freedman's provocative ideas and fascinating stories offer students and journalists at all levels of experience wise guidance and professional inspiration.

Spilling Ink A Young Writer s Handbook

LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

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Author: Ellen Potter

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1429933216

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

Letters to a Young Farmer

... is to register two pangs of regret, one personal, the other more political: first, that as a young writer coming to these subjects a couple of decades ...

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Author: Martha Hodgkins

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781616896034

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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An agricultural revolution is sweeping the land. Appreciation for high-quality food, often locally grown, an awareness of the fragility of our farmlands, and a new generation of young people interested in farming, animals, and respect for the earth have come together to create a new agrarian community. To this group of farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries, Letters to a Young Farmer is addressed. Three dozen esteemed leaders of the changes that made this revolution possible speak to the highs and lows of farming life in vivid and personal letters specially written for this collaboration. Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers—some born to it, many self-selected—with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate. Letters to a Young Farmer is a vital road map of how we eat and farm, and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.

You Make Me Possible

Selected and edited by Karina M. Szczurek, the love letters between herself and the acclaimed writer André Brink tell in detail the story of how they met in Austria in December 2004, fell in love, and decided to forge a future together.

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Author: Karina M. Szczurek

Publisher:

ISBN: 1485309433

Category: Love-letters

Page: 302

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Selected and edited by Karina M. Szczurek, the love letters between herself and the acclaimed writer André Brink tell in detail the story of how they met in Austria in December 2004, fell in love, and decided to forge a future together. The intense correspondence which followed in the weeks after their encounter recounts their courtship, revealing their initially unacknowledged attraction, their fears and longings, and writing a new world of recognition and togetherness into being. André Brink died in February 2015.

Letters to a Young Catholic

In the late 1940s , Miss O'Connor , then an aspiring young writer , was taken to a literary dinner in New York at the home of Mary McCarthy , who had made a ...

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Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852446233

Category: Catholic Church

Page: 251

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Young Writer s Big Stories

Great for homeschooling children learning to write. This book is for young writers to draw pictures and write short stories. Each lined page is perfect for students learning to write letters.

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Author: Angelica Ocean

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1723747513

Category:

Page: 200

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Great for homeschooling children learning to write. This book is for young writers to draw pictures and write short stories. Each lined page is perfect for students learning to write letters. Encourage their imagination with an I'm Writing My First Stories workbook.

Letters to a Young Contrarian

From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires ...

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Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465030335

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.

Young Writer s Guide Book

correspondence correspondence Over the years , correspondence ( letters ... Letter writing became common after Roland Hill invented the postage stamp ...

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Author: ETA hand2mind

Publisher:

ISBN: 0740627481

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 406

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Hand-On Educational Activities & Materials

Letters of a Young Novelist

Another young writer to whom he offered his patronage was Edgar Allan Poe , to whose “ Ms . Found in a Bottle " ( 1833 ) Kennedy awarded first prize in a ...

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Author: Calvin Henderson Wiley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3575556

Category:

Page: 166

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The Writer s Eye

Letters to a Young Poet. Translated by M. D. Herter Norton. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1962. The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House.

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Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.

Mario Vargas Llosa

A Life of Writing Raymond Leslie Williams. lieve Vargas Llosa has always ... This editor had proposed publishing a set of letters to young writers ...

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Author: Raymond Leslie Williams

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292758124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly, no complete history of Vargas Llosa's works, placed in biographical and historical context, has been published—until now. A masterwork from one of America's most revered scholars of Latin American fiction, Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing provides a critical overview of Vargas Llosa's numerous novels while reinvigorating debates regarding conventional interpretations of the work. Weaving analysis with discussions of the writer's political commentary, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the author's youthful identity as a leftist student of the 1960s to a repudiation of some of his earlier ideas beginning in the 1980s. Providing a unique perspective on the complexity, nuance, and scope of Vargas Llosa's lauded early novels and on his passionate support of indigenous populations in his homeland, Williams then turns his eye to the recent works, which serve as a bridge between the legacies of the Boom and the diverse array of contemporary Latin American fiction writers at work today. In addition, Williams provides a detailed description of Vargas Llosa's traumatic childhood and its impact on him—seen particularly in his lifelong disdain for authority figures—as well as of the authors who influenced his approach, from Faulkner to Flaubert. Culminating in reflections drawn from Williams's formal interviews and casual conversations with the author at key phases of both men's careers, this is a landmark publication that will spark new lines of inquiry into an intricate body of work.

The Emergence of Literature

For Barthes, the will-to-write is “explicit” (PN, 9) in Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet insofar as these letters concern a necessity to write: The ...

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Author: Jacob Bittner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501354267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The Emergence of Literature is an extension and reworking of a series of significant propositions in philosophy and literary theory: Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's examination of the concept of the literary absolute; Martin Heidegger's destruction and Giorgio Agamben's archaeology of the metaphysics of will; Maurice Blanchot's delimitation of the space of literature; and Michel Foucault's archaeology of literature. Its core contribution to the history of theory is to understand the literary absolute not simply as philosophical concept, but as a paradigm that delimits the horizon for currents of literary theory through the course of the 20th century where the literary criteria change from the theme of sincerity to the theme of the death of the author. Stretching from Kant to Hegel, from Hölderlin to the Early German Romantics, from John Stuart Mill to New Criticism, from Benjamin to Barthes, The Emergence of Literature examines the relation between continental philosophy and literature in the post-Kantian era.