Cracked the Writing Mystique

Whether novice or seasoned authors, this book will help writers overcome many obstacles in their current works. Consisting of a "baker's dozen" - each writing mystique is "cracked" and revealed with easy to understand examples.

Author: Bob Nailor


ISBN: 1618771604


Page: 60

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Whether novice or seasoned authors, this book will help writers overcome many obstacles in their current works. Consisting of a "baker's dozen" - each writing mystique is "cracked" and revealed with easy to understand examples.

A to Z of American Women Writers

She earned respect, even from ardent feminists like journalist Ellen Goodman, who said, “Bombeck cracked open the feminine mystique her own way: with a ...

Author: Carol Kort

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

This Space of Writing

But here the choice is either not to write or to write too much. The proliferating memories engage yet lack the mystique and sense of possibility innate to ...

Author: Stephen Mitchelmore

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782799818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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What does 'literature' mean in our time? While names like Proust, Kafka and Woolf still stand for something, what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism. Perhaps a new form of attention is required. Stephen Mitchelmore began writing online in 1996 and became Britain's first book blogger soon after, developing the form so that it can respond in kind to the singular space opened by writing. Across 44 essays, he discusses among many others the novels of Richard Ford, Jeanette Winterson and Karl Ove Knausgaard, the significance for modern writers of cave paintings and the moai of Easter Island, and the enduring fallacy of 'Reality Hunger', all the while maintaining a focus on the strange nature of literary space. By listening to the echoes and resonances of writing, this book enables a unique encounter with literature that many critics habitually ignore. With an introduction by the acclaimed novelist Lars Iyer, This Space of Writing offers a renewed appreciation of the mystery and promise of writing.

The Career Mystique

Cracks in the American Dream Phyllis Moen, McKnight Presidential Chair in ... day exigencies involved in the research and writing of The Career Mystique .

Author: Phyllis Moen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742528626

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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The Career Mystique examines taken-for-granted rules of the career game--that continuous, full-time, hard work pays off--deeply embedded in the American Dream. Possibilities of fulfilling the career mystique are dwindling, given insecurities and risks of a global economy, strains and double demands on the job and at home, uncertainties and ambiguities around retirement. This outdated myth stands in the way of fashioning innovative policies more in keeping with life in 21st century America. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Writing Like a Woman

Though I had read The Feminine Mystique , I had not read Simone de Beauvoir . ... The early grassblade slips through some crack in the dirt .

Author: Alicia Ostriker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472063472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Essays on women poets and on the relationship between gender and creativity

Leonard Cohen The Music and The Mystique

Hence the observation, “There is a crack in everything”, ... As with several songs on the album, Cohen had difficulty writing 'Democracy', ...

Author: Maurice Ratcliff

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857128225

Category: Music

Page: 96

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The indispensable consumer's guide to the music of Leonard Cohen A track by track analysis of every song recorded on officially released albums by Cohen, from his 1968 Songs Of Leonard Cohen to his most recent studio and live sets from the 21st Century. Features include: An up to date chronology of all the important events in Leonard Cohen’s career. An album by album, track by track analysis... Special section on compilation albums... Photographs and CD cover art.

Mystique Melodies

Hades finishes writing the information down and says, “I got it! ... sword that emits a black mist with crimson red cracks on the surface of the blade.

Author: V. I. Porter

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480955912

Category: History

Page: 176

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Mystique Melodies By: V. I. Porter Greek mythology tells the story of Orpheus, son of Calliope, and his love for Eurydice. But what if that isn’t the true story? What if there’s more? In Mystique Melodies, V. I. Porter takes the familiar Greek myths and provides a new twist to the stories. Through his work, Porter uses the classic tales to create a larger focus on honesty, values, love, and commitment. With the story of Orpheus as the framework, Porter brings his own words to drive home a crucial point: let go of self-doubt. As Porter weaves his tale, readers are left to wonder about the mythology they thought they knew and what could have been.

Written in Water Written in Stone

Though I had read The Feminine Mystique, I had not read Simone de Beauvoir. ... The early grassblade slips through some crack in the dirt.

Author: Martin Lammon

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047206634X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this important and influential book series

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

Even before James Gandolfini's death, the HBO drama's mystique was secure: novelistic and cinematic, David Chase's auteurist masterpiece cracked open the ...

Author: Sid Holt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231539517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin's oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis's intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee's personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman's haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy's emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land—while pregnant—from The New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN the Magazine); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Luke Mogelson's harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia (New York Times Magazine); Lisa Miller's poignant report from Newtown, Connecticut, as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation's worst mass shootings (New York); Emily Nussbaum's critiques of gender and politics on television (The New Yorker); and Witold Rybczynski's poetic engagement with modern architecture (Architect). The collection concludes with the award-winning poem "Elegies" by Kathleen Ossip (Poetry) and "The Embassy of Cambodia," a short story by Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).

Poetry Mystique

She thought that I was writing in what I now refer to as an urban code, ... This small piece of advice not only helped to crack open the language in ...

Author: Suzanne Lummis


ISBN: 9781312864313

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

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The contemporary creative writing class in fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, AKA the "workshop," evolved in MFA programs introduced to U.S. universities after World War II, and today the majority of accomplished, successful literary novelists, short fiction writers and poets were influenced by the workshop process. But the poetry "workshop" in which the poem under discussion is reviewed and discussed by students and poet-teachers remains controversial to some readers and a mystery to others. This may be the first book exploring the craft of poetry that combines observations and analyses of the poet-teacher together with her students' own accounts of their initial creative impetus and their revision processes.

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006

The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, ... technical standards and so much more invested in performer mystique, that grain reigns.

Author: Mary Gaitskill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786735082

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines and blogs--Da Capo Best Music Writing is a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is revealing.

Crack Wars

... quoi qu'il semble à l'incroyant , de l'expérience mystique ? la dégager de ... Thematics : Writing , Speech and Difference in Madame Bovary , ” trans .

Author: Avital Ronell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252071905

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." Tracing and tracking the zones of modern dependencies, she deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictive mappings that are culturally accepted - an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself as well as the satellite technologies of our everyday existence.

The Murder Mystique

Crime Writers on Their Art Lucy Freeman ... He even takes a crack at a popular
stage detective in Tom Taylor's The Ticket - of - Leave Man , when his narrator
writes about his companion's " innocent reverence for the character of Hawkshaw

Author: Lucy Freeman

Publisher: Frederick Ungar

ISBN: UOM:39015008309695

Category: Crime in literature

Page: 140

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Forever Erma

Best-Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist Erma Bombeck. dren . Erma Bombeck cracked open the feminine mystique her own way : with a sidesplitting ...

Author: Erma Bombeck

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0836236734

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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A collection of newspaper columns by the late humorist, including her first and last, deal with children, marriage, food, and holiday entertaining, and are accompanied by a chapter of tributes from her friends

JFK and the Masculine Mystique

On the hallway wall hung two framed sheets of writing: “one a magazine page ... Shepard was the cool, cynical, wisecracking, Corvette-driving test pilot ...

Author: Steven Watts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466851153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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From very early on in his career, John F. Kennedy’s allure was more akin to a movie star than a presidential candidate. Why were Americans so attracted to Kennedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s—his glamorous image, good looks, cool style, tough-minded rhetoric, and sex appeal? As Steve Watts argues, JFK was tailor made for the cultural atmosphere of his time. He benefited from a crisis of manhood that had welled up in postwar America when men had become ensnared by bureaucracy, softened by suburban comfort, and emasculated by a generation of newly-aggressive women. Kennedy appeared to revive the modern American man as youthful and vigorous, masculine and athletic, and a sexual conquistador. His cultural crusade involved other prominent figures, including Frank Sinatra, Norman Mailer, Ian Fleming, Hugh Hefner, Ben Bradlee, Kirk Douglas, and Tony Curtis, who collectively symbolized masculine regeneration. JFK and the Masculine Mystique is not just another standard biography of the youthful president. By examining Kennedy in the context of certain books, movies, social critiques, music, and cultural discussions that framed his ascendancy, Watts shows us the excitement and sense of possibility, the optimism and aspirations, that accompanied the dawn of a new age in America.

The History of British Women s Writing 1945 1975

... missing self-actualization described by Friedan in The Feminine Mystique (1963). ... debilitating depressions and her fight to write when no profession, ...

Author: Clare Hanson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137477361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.

The Police Mystique

... limits without good cause and must express their reasoning in writing. ... This has occurred at a time when Part I crime, up to the crack pandemic of ...

Author: Anthony V. Bouza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489960009

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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The author, a retired police chief with 36 years of experience in policing and police management, examines the general and specific nature of policing and how it is structured and implemented to meet its goals. An overview of the dynamics of the police world is followed by a discussion of the tasks and organization of a police agency. A pragmatic perspective of life within the police agency covers departmental jobs, civil service and reform, career advancement, and the selection and tenure of the chief. An examination of an agency's internal climate considers the shaping of the recruit, corruption, morale, waste and inefficiency, personnel development, and risk distribution. A chapter on personnel addresses the conflict between expectation and reality, identification of the unfit, the conditioning process, and pressures experienced by the chief. A discussion of the limitations of police statistics as a measure of police effectiveness is followed by a profile of "street" criminals and factors in their criminal careers. Other chapters cover the police functions of public service and traffic management; management problems, concerns, and opportunities; controversies within the agency; police legal limitations; police response to woman battering; and dealing with police unions and the press. The book concludes with a discussion of the planning and management of police reform.

The Asian Mystique

Margaret Cho got her own crack at the first sitcom to feature an allAsian-American cast, ... By all accounts, the writing was terrible, the jokes were bad, ...

Author: Sheridan Prasso

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786736324

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious. Despite - and because of centuries of East-West interaction, the stereotypes of Western literature, stage, and screen remain pervasive icons: the tea-pouring, submissive, sexually available geisha girl; the steely cold dragon lady dominatrix; as well as the portrayal of the Asian male as effeminate and asexual. These "Oriental" illusions color our relations and relationships in ways even well-respected professional "Asia hands" and scholars don't necessarily see.The Asian Mystique lays out a provocative challenge to see Asia and Asians as they really are, with unclouded, deeroticized eyes. It traces the origins of Western stereotypes in history and in Hollywood, examines the phenomenon of 'yellow fever,' then goes on a reality tour of Asia's go-go bars, middle-class homes, college campuses, business districts, and corridors of power, providing intimate profiles of women's lives and vivid portraits of the human side of an Asia we usually mythologize too well to really understand. It strips away our misconceptions and stereotypes, revealing instead the fully dimensional human beings beyond our usual perceptions. The Asian Mystique is required reading for anyone with interest in or interaction with Asia or Asian-origin people, as well as any serious student or practitioner of East-West relations.

Writing with a Thesis A Rhetoric and Reader

A dash of mystique awaits him, the same that met Saint—Exupéry at the ... Even before keying the mike he can see the looks and hear the wisecracks from the ...

Author: Sarah E. Skwire

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285675336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Based on the principle that the ability to develop and support a thesis persuasively is of utmost importance for beginning writers, WRITING WITH A THESIS: A RHETORIC AND READER, 12th Edition, dispenses clear and practical writing advice. Sarah Skwire skillfully weaves humor into her advice and in the text's examples of good professional writing--for a uniquely useful text that remains enjoyable to read and to teach from. Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

Have you ever done crack?” 28 “No.” “Pot, at least?” “No. Sorry.” I'm not sure why I'm apologizing for never having tried drugs, but 29 30 31 the way her ...

Author: John Van Rys

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337514651

Category: Education

Page: 768

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook for students at any skill level. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing -- from voice to documentation -- and offer guidance for students' own papers. The sixth edition features fully refreshed sample essays, stronger instruction in argumentative writing, revamped activities and projects, and citation and documentation updates based on the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.