Download or read book Body Parts written by Hermione Lee and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays communicating the problems of reading and writing biography. The book explores the relationship between biography and fiction. Looking at writers' lives in connection with their work, Lee raises profound and intriguing issues about aspects of writing and reading a life.
Summary Book Review New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives by Jo Parnell:
Download or read book New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives written by Jo Parnell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-08-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With recent advances in digital technology, a number of exciting and innovative approaches to writing lives have emerged, from graphic memoirs to blogs and other visual-verbal-virtual texts. This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children. Combining literary theory with insightful critical approaches, each essay offers a serious study of innovative forms of life writing, with a view to reflecting on best practice and offering the reader practical guidance on methods and techniques. Offering a range of practical exercises and an insight into cutting-edge literary methodologies, this is an inspiring and thought-provoking companion for students of literature and creative writing studying courses on life writing, memoir or creative non-fiction.
Summary Book Review The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten by Mary J. Anderson:
Download or read book The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten written by Mary J. Anderson and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did a privileged Victorian matron, newly widowed and newly impoverished, manage to raise and educate her six young children and restore her family to social prominence? Mary Baker McQuesten’s personal letters, 155 of which were carefully selected by Mary J. Anderson, tell the story. In her uninhibited style, in letters mostly to her children, Mary Baker McQuesten chronicles her financial struggles and her expectations. The letters reveal her forthright opinions on a broad range of topics — politics, religion, literature, social sciences, and even local gossip. We learn how Mary assessed each of her children’s strengths and weaknesses, and directed each of their lives for the good of the family. For example, she sent her daughter Ruby out to teach, so she could send her earnings home to educate Thomas, the son Mary felt was most likely to succeed. And succeed he did, as a lawyer and mpp, helping to build many of Hamilton’s and Ontario’s highways, bridges, parks, and heritage sites, and in doing so, bringing the family back to social prominence. Mary Baker McQuesten was also president of the Women’s Missionary Society. The appearance, manner, and eloquence of various ministers and politicians all come under her uninhibited scrutiny, providing lively insights into the Victorian moral and social motivations of both men and women and about the gender conflicts that occurred both at home and abroad. This book will satisfy many readers. Those interested in the drama of Victorian society will enjoy the images of the stern Presbyterian matriarch, the sacrificed female, family mental illness, the unresolved death of a husband, and the dangers of social stigma. Scholars looking for research material will find an abundance in the letters, well annotated with details of the surrounding political, social, and current events of the times.
Summary Book Review Women's Life-writing by Linda S. Coleman:
Download or read book Women's Life-writing written by Linda S. Coleman and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience. Calling on voices both familiar and little known, British and American, black and white, young and old, the essayists explore how women used life-writing as a means of both self-understanding and connection to a community of sympathetic others, real or imagined.
Summary Book Review Critical Essays on Indian English Writing by D. Ramakrishna:
Download or read book Critical Essays on Indian English Writing written by D. Ramakrishna and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2005 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indian English Has Been Universally Accepted As A Unique Style Of Discourse With Its Own Nuances, Giving Expression To Indian Multiculturalism In The Works Of Writers In India Or Those Abroad. Not Only The New Indian Writers In The West, Expatriates, Second And Third Generation Writers, But Also The Classic Authors Like A.K. Ramanujan, Nissim Ezekiel, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, And Bhabani Bhattacharya Are Being Interpreted In The Old New Critical Mode As Well As The Current Critical Styles Of Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality And Diaspora. V.S. Naipaul Is Being Interpreted Not Only As A Caribbean Or British Author But Also A Diasporic Writer Engaged In A Quest For The Indianness Inherited By Him.The Twelve Essays In This Book Deal With The Various Aspects Of Indian English Writing In The Light Of The Current Critical Trends. The Essays, Originally Published In Reputed Research Journals Or Critical Anthologies Over The Years, Are: Contemporary Indian English Literary Scene, Multiculturalism And Indian (English) Literature, Indian English Prose Writing, A.K. Ramanujan S Credo, Nissim Ezekiel S Credo, Soul-Stuff And Vital Language: The Poetry Of P. Lal, Mulk Raj Anand On The Novel, Anand S Vision Of War And Death In Across The Black Waters, Bhabani Bhattacharya S A Dream In Hawaii: A Study In Postcolonial Spirituality, Philosophers And Lovers: Paradox Of Experience In Shiv K. Kumar S The Bone S Prayer, Technique In The Short Stories Of Tagore, And From Darkness To Light: V.S. Naipaul S Indian Odyssey. The Article On Naipaul Has Been Written Especially For This Book.
Summary Book Review Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 by Mihoko Suzuki:
Download or read book Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 written by Mihoko Suzuki and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-24 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until recently, Anne Clifford has been known primarily for her Knole Diary, edited by Vita Sackville-West, which recounted her steadfast resistance to the most authoritative figures of her culture, including James I, as she insisted on her right to inherit her father's title and lands. Lucy Hutchinson was known primarily as the biographer of her husband, a Puritan leader during the English Civil Wars. The essays collected here examine not only these texts but, in Clifford's case, her architectural restorations and both the Great Book which she had compiled and the Great Picture which she commissioned, in order to explore the identity she fashioned for herself as a property owner, matriarchal head of her family, patron and historian. In Hutchinson's case, recent scholars have turned their attention to her poetry, her translation of Lucretius and her biblical epic, Order and Disorder, to analyze her contributions to early modern scientific and political writing and to place her work in relation to Milton's Paradise Lost.
Summary Book Review Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach:
Download or read book Writing Life Stories written by Bill Roorbach and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. This updated 10th anniversary edition gives you the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, internet research, and even marketing ideas. You'll discover how to turn your untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and research supporting details. This guide will teach you to see your life more clearly and show you why real stories are often the best ones.
Summary Book Review The Best Australian Essays 2015 by Geordie Williamson:
Download or read book The Best Australian Essays 2015 written by Geordie Williamson and published by Black Inc.. This book was released on 2015-11-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wonky, idiosyncratic, fragmentary, paradoxical, drunk on words, the essay has . . . a uniquely human thumbprint.—Geordie Williamson In The Best Australian Essays 2015, Geordie Williamson compiles the year’s outstanding short non-fiction. Read Helen Garner on condescension, DBC Pierre on travel, Ceridwen Dovey on autobiography, Tim Winton on injury, Anna Krien on first love, and Nicolas Rothwell on the northern coast. With bracing essays on politics, music, literature, history, art, sport and more, this impressive anthology will entrance, stimulate and entertain. Sebastian Smee • Anwen Crawford • Maria Tumarkin • Tim Flannery • Nadia Wheatley • James Bradley • Tim Winton • Gerard Elson • Rebecca Giggs • Alison Croggon • Mungo MacCallum • Sophie Cunningham • Jeff Sparrow • Nicolas Rothwell • Karen Hitchcock • Tegan Bennett Daylight • Drusilla Modjeska • Noel Pearson • Delia Falconer • Kirsten Tranter • Stephen Romei • Helen Garner • Anna Krien • Guy Rundle • Ceridwen Dovey • Matthew Lamb • Ashley Hay • Christian Ryan • David Walsh • Mark Mordue • Felicity Plunkett • DBC Pierre
Summary Book Review The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays by Lynn Z. Bloom:
Download or read book The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays written by Lynn Z. Bloom and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains 15 eye-opening essays which probe the assumptions and values - ethical, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and inevitably political - of what Bloom has found to be the most complicated, challenging, and satisfying aspects of her loves and labours.
Summary Book Review The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications & Essays for Admission and Scholarships by Kathy Lynn Hahn:
Download or read book The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications & Essays for Admission and Scholarships written by Kathy Lynn Hahn and published by Atlantic Publishing Company. This book was released on 2009-11-10 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book & CD-ROM. Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. Not only are you faced with the task of finding the perfect school for you, but you also have to find scholarships to be able to go to the school you want. These two intertwining obstacles require a lengthy application and a seemingly perfect essay. The essay topic is crucial to demonstrate your values. creativity, and depth of knowledge, and the writing is important because it reflects your power of persuasion, organisational skills and style. This book will teach you how to write effective applications and essays for college admissions and scholarships, helping shoulder some of the weight of applying. This guide provides you with all the tools you need to complete your application and write a winning essay. You will learn how to choose a topic, keep your focus narrow and personal, edit and revise, tweak essays to use them on various applications, choose your tone and structure, avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. The guide has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. You will find those samples on the companion CD-ROM, along with brainstorming exercises and sample applications. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admission and scholarships.
Summary Book Review Ford Madox Ford’s Cosmopolis: Psycho-geography, Flânerie and the Cultures of Paris by :
Download or read book Ford Madox Ford’s Cosmopolis: Psycho-geography, Flânerie and the Cultures of Paris written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ford Madox Ford’s Cosmopolis explores and celebrates Ford’s internationalism, underlining his lifelong commitment to an international, transmedial approach to the arts. It brings to life his commitment to cosmopolitanism living, and thinking, and his vibrant intellectual networks spiralling around Paris.
Summary Book Review Virginia Woolf's Essays by E. Gualtieri:
Download or read book Virginia Woolf's Essays written by E. Gualtieri and published by Springer. This book was released on 2000-04-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although marginal and often neglected genres, the sketch and the essay represented for Virginia Woolf the two forms of writing through which she articulated her understanding of the workings of literary history. In this innovative study, Elena Gualtieri analyses in detail the intersection between essays and sketches in Woolf's non-fiction as part of a far-reaching argument about the scopes and models of feminist criticism, its understanding of the historical process and its position in the panorama of twentieth-century intellectual history.
Summary Book Review Essays in the Art of Writing(illustrated) by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Download or read book Essays in the Art of Writing(illustrated) written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by Full Moon Publications. This book was released on 2016-05-21 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in the Art of Writing Robert Louis Stevenson examines the techniques of writing, and gives insights into the writing of "Treasure Island" and "The Master of Ballantrae." Contents on some Technical Elements of Style in Literature, The Morality of the Profession of Letters, Books Which Have Influenced Me, A Note On Realism, My First Book: "Treasure Island"," The Genesis of The Master of Ballantrae" Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson's life was almost as adventurous as the stories he created.
Summary Book Review Reading Essays by George Douglas Atkins:
Download or read book Reading Essays written by George Douglas Atkins and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Approaches abound to help us beneficially, enjoyably read fiction, poetry, and drama. Here, for the first time, is a book that aims to do the same for the essay. G. Douglas Atkins performs sustained readings of more than twenty-five major essays, explaining how we can appreciate and understand what this currently resurgent literary form reveals about the “art of living.” Atkins’s readings cover a wide spectrum of writers in the English language--and his readings are themselves essays, gracefully written, engaged, and engaging. Atkins starts with the earliest British practitioners of the form, including Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and Samuel Johnson. Transcendentalist writers Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are included, as are works by Americans James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and E. B. White. Atkins also provides readings of a number of contemporary essayists, among them Annie Dillard, Scott Russell Sanders, and Cynthia Ozick. Many of the readings are of essays that Atkins has used successfully in the classroom, with undergraduate and graduate students, for many years. In his introduction Atkins offers practical advice on the specific demands essays make and the unique opportunities they offer, especially for college courses. The book ends with a note on the writing of essays, furthering the author’s contention that reading should not be separated from writing. Reading Essays continues in the tradition of such definitive texts as Understanding Poetry and Understanding Fiction. Throughout, Atkins reveals the joy, delight, grace, freedom, and wisdom of “the glorious essay.”
Summary Book Review Writing Essays by Richard Marggraf Turley:
Download or read book Writing Essays written by Richard Marggraf Turley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-09 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays are a major form of assessment in higher education today and this is a fact that causes some writers a great deal of anxiety. Fortunately, essay writing is a skill that can be learned, like any other. Through precise explanations, this fully updated edition of Writing Essays gives you the confidence to express yourself coherently and effectively. It demystifies the entire process of essay writing, helping you to become proficient and confident in every aspect. Writing Essays reveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You’ll learn how to impress tutors by discovering exactly what markers look for when they read your work. Using practical examples selected from real student assignments and tutor feedback, this book covers every aspect of composition, from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and submission. It also advises you on stress-free methods of revision, helps with exam essays, explains the principles of effective secondary source management, and shows you how to engage meaningfully with other critics’ views. A new chapter will also guide you through the intricacies of the undergraduate dissertation. As a full-time university professor, Richard Marggraf Turley counsels students and assesses their work every day, helping him to recognise the challenges that they face. Accessible, concise and full of practical examples, Writing Essays is a response to these challenges and will be an invaluable companion for Humanities students who wish to improve their grades and become confident in the art of essay writing.
Summary Book Review College Admission Essays For Dummies by Geraldine Woods:
Download or read book College Admission Essays For Dummies written by Geraldine Woods and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-06-15 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The competition to get into your college of choice has never been fiercer. Unfortunately, much of the application process is out of your hands. But one major aspect of the admission process is under your control—your personal statement. Your application essay provides you with the opportunity to let your true, unique and totally irresistible self shine through. College Admission Essays For Dummies is your total guide to crafting application essays that will make people sit up and take notice. It demystifies the authority figures who’ll judge your work, helps you decide what to write, and then arms you with the knowledge and skills you need to write your essay on time and on target. Step by step, it walks you through the entire essay-writing process, offering priceless tips on how to: Choose the best topic, tone, and structure for your essay Capture the crucial stories that reveal who you are Avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your application Overcome writer’s block Know how to respond to unusual and off-the-wall essay questions Write successful short answers to specific application questions College admission guru Geraldine Woods punctures common myths about application essays and tells you what you absolutely must do to write a good one. With the help of many inspiring and instructive killer essays, she shows you how to: Put yourself in the right mental state for writing well Gather ideas, focus on a topic and choose the best structure for your essay Use topic sentences, detail, and strong introductions and conclusions Write a rough draft Show rather than tell your story Make sure your spelling and grammar are pitch perfect Create smooth transitions and avoid repetitions Your college application essay is your chance to show the committee that you’re more than just a statistic. Let College Admission Essays For Dummies show you how to write “admit-clinching” college essays.
Summary Book Review Cultural Visions: Essays in the History of Culture by :
Download or read book Cultural Visions: Essays in the History of Culture written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-03-07 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection opens with an inquiry into the assumptions and methods of the historical study of culture, comparing the new cultural history with the old. Thirteen essays follow, each defining a problem within a particular culture. In the first section, Biography and Autobiography, three scholars explore historically changing types of self-conception, each reflecting larger cultural meanings; essays included examine Italian Renaissance biographers and the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Mohandas Gandhi. A second group of contributors explore problems raised by the writing of history itself, especially as it relates to a notion of culture. Here examples are drawn from the writings of Thucydides, Jacob Burckhardt, and the art historians Alois Riegl and Josef Strzygowski. In the third section, Politics, Nationalism, and Culture, the essays explore relationships between cultural creativity and national identity, with case studies focusing on the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, the place of Castile within the national history of Spain, and the impact of World War I on work of Thomas Mann. The final section, Cultural Translation, raises the complex questions of cultural influence and the transmission of traditions over time through studies of Philo of Alexandria's interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, Erasmus' use of Socrates, Jean Bodin's conception of Roman law, and adaptations of the Hebrew Bible for American children.