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The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage

by Kingsley Amis

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Published
1998
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Very Good
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9780312186012
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...The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome thant Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and replete with the strong opinions and acerbic wit that have made Amis so popular - and so controversial - this book is essential for anyone who cares about the way English… Read more
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Dreyer's English

by Benjamin Dreyer

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Published
2019
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G
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9789708129957
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As authoritative as it amusing, Dreyer's English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic dash; the rules and non rules of grammar, including why it's OK to begin a sentence with 'And' or 'But' and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it's best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers,… Read more
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A Writer's Reality

by Mario Vargas Llosa

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Published
1992-04
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Good+
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9780395622346
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'What's most surprising about the book is Vargas Llosa's remarkably straightforward investigation of the autobiographical material that served as the genesis of his novels. Without being coy or ironic, and without any apparent fear of demystifying or deglamorize his work, he puts forth his best recollections of how something that happened to him became raw material for his fiction...For anyone… Read more
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A Passion for Narrative: A Guide to Writing Fiction - Revised Edition

by Jack Hodgins

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Published
2001-01-18
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Very Good
ISBN
9780771041983
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This book is not intended to persuade you to take up writing novels or short stories - 'It's going to be a lot of work', the author warns. Nor will it tell you how to market your stories. But it will take you through the problems facing any fiction writer and show you how some of the best writers in… Read more
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The Art of the Novel

by Milan Kundera

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Published
1999
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Very Good
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9780571197767
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In seven independent, but closely related chapters, the author presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'. 168 Pages.
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Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing

by Roger Rosenblatt

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Published
2011-01
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Very Good
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9780061965616
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This book is more than a how-to for writers and aspiring writers, more than a memoir of teaching, it is a deeply felt and impassioned plea for the necessity of writing in our lives. The author wisely reminds us, 'Writing is the cure for the disease of living. Doing it may sometimes feel like an escape from the world, but… Read more
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Writing Alone and with Others

by Pat; Elbow, Peter Schneider

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Published
2003-08
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Very Good
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9780195165739
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The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. Int the second section, the author described the Amherst Writers and Artist workshop method, widely used across the US and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point… Read more
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The author illuminates everyday life in the 1800's, decade by decade, in the pages of this dictionary-style reference guide treating with topic such as: popular slang - from the range to the underworld; how to furnish a farmhouse or outfit a barn; how much it costs for a shot of whiskey or to mail a letter; styles for the fashionable… Read more
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The Missing Ink

by Philip Hensher

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Published
2013
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Very Good
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9781447221692
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From the crucial role of handwriting in a child's development, to the novels of Dickens and Proust - and whether a person's writing really reveals their true personality - this book goes in search of the stories and characters that have shaped our handwriting, and how it in turn has shaped us.
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