Imaginative Writing

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780134053240
Format: PDF, Mobi
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For courses in Introduction to Creative Writing or Creative Writing in English or Creative Writing Departments. Written by bestselling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing, covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This textbook discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. After an introduction, the next five chapters each investigate a specific element of craft--Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story--from a perspective that crosses all genres. Nearly half of the selections in all four genres are new. New "Try This" exercises give students plenty of practice. Imaginative Writing is a very popular book for courses on teaching the craft of creative writing.

Professional Imaginative Writing in England 1670 1740

Author: Brean S. Hammond
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Hammond explores the distinctiveness of individual writers as well as the historical conditions in which they produced their work, and offers a new account of the period's literature that foregrounds the implications of the professionalization of authorship for a large number of writers, male and female, writing in all the major genres

From Fact to Fiction

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019520638X
Format: PDF
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Discusses the lives and careers of Whitman, Twain, Dreiser, Hemingway, and DosPassos, each of whom began as journalists

Representations of Book Culture in Eighteenth Century English Imaginative Writing

Author: Joanna Maciulewicz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319926098
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a contribution to the new field of literary studies which is informed by book history and takes interest in the intersection of the ideal and material aspects of literature. It studies the ways eighteenth-century English novels, plays and poems illustrated the changes which the growth of literacy, the proliferation of writing and the emergence of print marketplace made in the social and cultural life of Britain and demonstrated the contingency of the emerging criticism on the technological and economic conditions of book production. The first part focusses on the representation of the tensions created by the emergence of literate society and on the hopes and fears awoken by the expansion of the cultural public sphere caused by the proliferation of print. The second part explores the contribution of literature to the shaping of the roles of authors, readers and patrons in the field of literary production.

Literature and Truth

Author: Richard Lansdown
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004356851
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Literature and Truth Richard Lansdown examines the relation of literature to truth by tracing the presence of discursive ideas and paradigms in imaginative works.

Discovering the Writer Within

Author: Bruce Ballenger
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898797398
Format: PDF
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Provides exercises designed to help one write more freely and expressively and includes advice on evaluating and editing one's work

The Development of Children s Imaginative Writing 1984

Author: Helen Cowie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138556386
Format: PDF, Docs
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Published in 1984. The more we know about young writers, the more we observe them as they write, discuss the composing process with them, talk to them about the sources of their ideas and the difficulties which they encounter as they try to captures thoughts and feelings in words, the greater will be our understanding of imaginative activity and the part it plays in children�s personal and social development. This is the essential theme of the book and the contributors stress the importance of sympathetic and sensitive guidance by teachers and parents in encouraging the imaginative process in young children. The personal diaries, stories and conversations with young writers which appear in this book illustrate how children can use imaginative writing as a means of coming to terms with social and emotional issues in their lives. The book presents first a theoretical analysis of the imaginative writing process and then goes on to explore children�s growing awareness of themselves and others through their perception of sex-roles, their way of dealing symbolically with illness and death, fear and separation, religious and spiritual experiences, and their understanding of social relationships with family and friends. The writing process itself is examined in detail and parallels drawn between the adult and child writer. The final part of the book presents children�s own reflections on writing, shows one classroom community in action and discusses the extent to which children themselves can gain control of their own writing process.

Critical Fictions

Author: Philomena Mariani
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781565844971
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A Village Voice Literary Supplement Best Book of the Year, this "treasure chest of essays about the relationship of writing to cultural politics" (Utne Reader) includes contributions from Chinua Achebe, James Baldwin, Nadine Gordimer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Walter Mosley, and Alice Walker, among others. Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series copublished with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.