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 sidesplitting laugh.” Writing in the New York Times Book Review, contributor Judith ...

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 fiction, and instead rely on the mystique of the author who writes it.

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.

Writing Like a Woman

... the poet wisecracks that women writers are " the custodians of the world's best - kept secret , / Merely the private lives of one - half of humanity . ” Though I had read The Feminine Mystique , I had not read Simone de Beauvoir .

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”, before the punchline that makes his point: “That's how the ... As with several songs on the album, Cohen had difficulty writing 'Democracy', but it was a problem of a different ...

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.

Written in Water Written in Stone

... in which the poet wisecracks that women writers are "the custodians of the world's best-kept secret, / Merely the private lives of one-half of humanity." Though I had read The Feminine Mystique, I had not read Simone de Beauvoir.

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

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006

The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More Mary Gaitskill, Daphne Carr ... so much less stringent as to 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

... demeurée ouverte , quoi qu'il semble à l'incroyant , de l'expérience mystique ? la dégager de l'ascèse du dogma et ... 40 On Emma Bovary as writer see Naomi Schor , “ For a Restricted Thematics : Writing , Speech and Difference in ...

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.

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 laugh . Her crack was a thousand wisecracks . Over the years , she wrote the ...

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

The History of British Women s Writing 1945 1975

... described by Friedan in The Feminine Mystique (1963). Frances Cornford depicts home and family life conventionally but her papers reveal a persistent melancholy, 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 College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

Have you ever done crack? ... Writing Strategies: The central character in the essay is presented primarily through g Strategies: g Strategies: description, ... The Muscle Mystique e baby-sitter surely Copyright 2018 Cengage Learning.

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.

When Sex Became Gender

Komarovsky poked at the cracks in this pretense, and the second wave blew them wide open. ... Kate Millett's Sexual Politics, or Friedan's The Feminine Mystique), her writing style did not appeal to women's sense of outrage.

Author: Shira Tarrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136743610

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, and that these early ideas about gender became a key foundational paradigm for both second and third wave feminist thought. These conceptual foundations were created by a cohort of extraordinarily imaginative and bold academic women. While discussing the famous feminist scholars—Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead—the book also hinges on the work of scholars who are lesser known to American audiences—Mirra Komarovsky, Viola Klein, and Ruth Herschberger, The postwar years have been an overlooked period in the development of feminist theory and philosophy and Tarrant makes a compelling case for this era being the turning point in the study of gender.

Coda Poets Writers Newsletter

Portfolio ready , the writer looks for the fabled crack in TV's door . ... says : " I'm glad for the work and I depend on the money , yet I think the mystique that's grown up around screenwriting is unfortunate . Writers would be better ...



ISBN: UOM:39015068951469

Category: Authors, American


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Vols. for present "up-dated and additional information to supplement A Directory of American poets."

Dream Catcher

That's the journey Salinger's daughter details in this remarkable piece of writing." — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "DREAM CATCHER exposes the cracks in the facade of the Salinger mystique." — "Margaret A. Salinger's work shows the ...

Author: Margaret A. Salinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439122020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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In her highly anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger—offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a charismatic figure on the girls and women closest to him. With generosity and insight, Ms. Salinger has written a book that is eloquent, spellbinding, and wise, yet at the same time retains the intimacy of a novel. Her story chronicles an almost cultlike environment of extreme isolation and early neglect interwoven with times of laughter, joy, and dazzling beauty. Compassionately exploring the complex dynamics of family relationships, her story is one that seeks to come to terms with the dark parts of her life that, quite literally, nearly killed her, and to pass on a life-affirming heritage to her own child. The story of being a Salinger is unique; the story of being a daughter is universal. This book appeals to anyone, J.D. Salinger fan or no, who has ever had to struggle to sort out who she really is from whom her parents dreamed she might be.

Mysteries of Sex

... around all day and then suddenly I cracked.”129 One of Parsons's contemporaries, a member of the Smith College class of 19 50, found the bombardment of the feminine mystique equally disorienting. Writing under the name of Victoria ...

Author: Mary P. Ryan

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807830628

Category: History

Page: 432

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The evolving differences between women and men over a span of five hundred years and across major social and ethnic boundaries are traced in an analysis that presents different problems in American history in terms of a quandary of sex.

Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent

In his own published writing, Darwin unwittingly perpetuates the mystique of his own transformation as a naturalist. ... the cracks of Darwin's more colorful adventures as they have been recorded by both his biographers and himself.

Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316082969

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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By focusing mostly on the birds Charles Darwin observed, and by brilliantly mining his lesser-known writings, Haupt pens a startlingly fresh exploration of the man's genius that invites readers to look at the world with new eyes.

The Sixties Writers and Writing of the Decade

What I learned most , however , was not to avoid writing scenes that come on top of one another as in a movie ... ways around the crack in the play's performing surface ) , but to get away from that backstage mystique of the bunch of ...

Author: George Woodcock


ISBN: STANFORD:36105036305881

Category: Canada

Page: 138

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Writers Workshop Miscellany

... but That winds of winter blow Learn that we were crack - pated when we dreamed . now а save It would show a carping ungraciousness to ... Surely no greater disservice could be done to a poet than to turn him into a mystique .



ISBN: UCAL:B3090102

Category: English literature


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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree

To write so as to possess meaning not only in the present but for all time : the hermeneutics of a will provide a fine instance – Derrida has observed – of the metaphysics of presence and mystique of speech .

Author: Radhouan Ben Amara

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825867366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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This book is a rich interpretation of a rich text, providing a twenty-first century reading of a timeless masterpiece, and, in so doing, it points to the relationship of death and desire as a playing both with body and language. The book confronts readers with the ineluctable patterns which language and time inscribe within the open/closed Shakespearean space: Degree, division, and diversity as the focal points. Emphasis upon the corporeality of the human body links this study's textual interpretation with the corpus of the literary canon, itself seen as a body divided by performance and differed by reading. It prevails over the damaging engagement with the deconstructed text and dominates the conflictual tendencies of the reconstructed drama.

Hollywood by Hollywood

The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies Steven Cohan. sidelines. ... But Sarah in fact does inspire Steven to write something different, a big summer comedy with Jim Carrey inheriting an aquarium.

Author: Steven Cohan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190865801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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The backstudio picture, or the movie about movie-making, is a staple of Hollywood film production harking back to the silent era and extending to the present day. What gives backstudios their coherence as a distinctive genre, Steven Cohan argues in Hollywood by Hollywood, is their fascination with the mystique of Hollywood as a geographic place, a self-contained industry, and a fantasy of fame, leisure, sexual freedom, and modernity. Yet by the same token, if backstudio pictures have rarely achieved blockbuster box-office success, what accounts for the film industry's interest in continuing to produce them? The backstudio picture has been an enduring genre because, aside from offering a director or writer a chance to settle old scores, in branding filmmaking with the Hollywood mystique, the genre solicits consumers' strong investment in the movies. Whether inspiring the "movie crazy" fan girls of the early teens and twenties or the wannabe filmmakers of this century heading to the West Coast after their college graduations, backstudios have given emotional weight and cultural heft to filmmaking as the quintessential American success story. But more than that, a backstudio picture is concerned with shaping perceptions of how the film industry works, with masking how its product depends upon an industrial labor force, including stardom, and with determining how that work's value accrues from the Hollywood brand stamped onto the product. Cohan supports his well theorized and well researched claims with nuanced discussions of over fifty backstudios, some canonical and well-known, and others obscure and rarely seen. Covering the hundred-year timespan of feature length film production, Hollywood by Hollywood offers an illuminating perspective for considering anew the history of American movies.