Spectator Sampler

How good a writer the lecturer said I was has not been reported . He answered
the other question , however , by saying that I had made an irretrievable mistake .
I had moved away from Utah and done my writing elsewhere and that , he said ...

Author: Robert Carver North

Publisher: Stanford University Press



Page: 136

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Shore Writers Sampler

the cries inside my head Gramps ' cries that bring it all back too vividly . When the
giant waves battered the boat , I was already prone on the deck with my hands
tightly clutching the chair braces . Through water - blurred eyes , I watched ...

Author: George H. Gillelan


ISBN: 0961899301

Category: American literature

Page: 248

View: 479


A Little Something Different Chapter Sampler

"I'm Inga Myerson, and this is Cole ... my TA," I blank on his last name and mouth
"sorry" to him. He shrugs and smiles. "And in case you've trudged into the depths
of Narnia by mistake, this is creative writing." I fall into my usual creative writing ...

Author: Sandy Hall

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466886605

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 64

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Download sample chapters of A Little Something Different, from the distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads. The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!

A Hoosier Sampler

An Anthology of Indiana Writers James Alvin Huston ... A 1941 movie, billed as "
Theodore Dreiser's My Gal Sal, portrayed the life of Paul Dresser. ... It featured
On the Banks of the Wabash, My Gal Sal, and several other Paul Dresser songs.

Author: James Alvin Huston

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761816143

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 587

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In A Hoosier Sampler, James A. Huston provides a thorough compilation of the works of some of Indiana's most notable writers. Huston brings to the foreground such world renowned authors as Lew Wallace, Lloyd C. Douglas, Charles Major, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Whitcomb Riley among others, to produce a comprehensive volume of great works that provides the true flavor of each author's style as well as interesting, enjoyable, and instructive reading. Covering nearly every accomplished Indiana writer, this anthology will be of great use to students and professors of literature as well as the general reader.

Tender Darkness A Mary MacLane Sampler

Butte Evening News· 3 April 1910 Far be it from me, in the insolent intrepidity of
my youth, to make anything like ... Other writers lack the courage, or the audacity,
or the gameness, or something, to turn their search-lights inward and write of ...

Author: Mary MacLane

Publisher: Petrarca Press

ISBN: 9781883304072

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

View: 397


“Mary MacLane comes off the page quivering with life. She is before her time ... Moving.” - London Times With her first book - written in 1901, at age nineteen - she was hailed as a marvel by the likes of H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and Harriet Monroe. She went on to become a pioneering newswoman, gambler extraordinaire, bon vivant, and a star of the silent screen. She influenced Gertrude Stein, inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, was puzzled over by Mark Twain, and upon her death in 1929 was eulogized as “an errant daughter of literature ... the first of the self-expressionists, and also the first of the Flappers,” as the creator of “that revolution in manners, that transvaluation of values in the female code of behavior known as the Roaring Twenties.” In this authoritative critical edition, the best of Mary MacLane returns to print. With the complete text of her striking first book (with all expurgated passages restored), a selection of her colorful newspaper feature articles, a full-length 1902 interview with the enigmatic author, detailed notes and bibliography, Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler reacquaints the reading public with a literary genius who took on the establishment - and won. “Mary MacLane’s first book was the first of the confessional diaries ever written in this nation, and it was a sensation.” - N.Y. Times editoral “Anyone who reads her will never forget her voice.” - Biographile “She reminds us of the power of personal narrative, honestly told.” - The Atlantic “In a pre-soundbite age she already knew how to draw blood in one direct sentence.” - The Awl “She had a short but fiery life of writing and misadventure, and her writing was a template for the confessional memoirs that have become ubiquitous.” - The New Yorker “One of the most fascinatingly self-involved personalities of the 20th century.” - The Age “A girl wonder.” - Harper’s “Confessional journalists have people like Mary MacLane to thank.” - Flavorwire “Her diaries ignited a national uproar, ushering in a new era for women’s voices. Her elegant, ambitious embrace of full-disclosure opened a door to what was possible for women.” - The Atlantic “Fiery frankness made her a pioneer.” - Time Out Chicago “Her poetry is one of extremes: lust for happiness, despair for life.” - Hairy Dog Review “Riveting.” - N.H. Public Radio “I Await the Devil’s Coming is a small masterpiece, full of camp and swagger.” - Parul Sehgal, NPR “Pioneering newswoman, later silent-screen star, considered the veritable spirit of the iconoclastic Twenties.” - Boston Globe “A pioneering feminist - a sensation.” - Feminist Bookstore News “First of the self-expressionists, and the first of the Flappers.” - Chicagoan Check marymaclane.com for exclusive content, news, and previews.

Mother Jones Magazine

Your coach works with you one-on-one To be a good writer, you need a winning
coach . ... To identify men and women who are qualified for this exceptional
program, we have developed a writing sampler, "Your Writing Evaluation." To
receive ...





Page: 92

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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

Wisconsin Sampler

Michael Goc is a journalist and author who “ shares a plot of Adams County
marshland with my wife , Barbara Weade , our children , Nathan and Rachel , a
thousand jack pines , and a pair of nesting sandhill cranes . ” Goc has written two

Author: Sue McCoy


ISBN: WISC:89067439166

Category: Wisconsin

Page: 193

View: 954


Simon Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler

Are there any parallels to your own life in the Jacobses' experiences? About ten
years before I began writing this novel, an incident similar to what happened at
the Jacobses' quarry did in fact happen at one of the many private quarries on ...

Author: Teddy Wayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476744469

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 166


We are proud to introduce seven powerful, original, and irresistible novels coming in 2013 from Simon & Schuster: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Y, Middle Men, Motherland, The Why of Things, The Gravity of Birds, and Snow Hunters. This sample features exclusive excerpts, interviews with the writers, and commentary from the books’ editors. · In The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne, an eleven-year-old pop megastar searches for his identity in the dark heart of America's monstrous obsession with fame. · Marjorie Celona’s highly acclaimed and exquisitely rendered debut, Y, follows a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. · From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, Motherland is a powerful story of a love triangle set in England, France, India, and Jamaica against the backdrop of World War II. · In Middle Men, Stegner Fellow and New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, portraying a group of men, from young dreamers to old vets, as they make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. · Tracy Guzeman's compelling debut novel, The Gravity of Birds, follows the ordeal of an art authenticator and an art historian employed by a famous, reclusive painter to sell a never-before-seen portrait, leading them to discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other, and from the artist. · In Snow Hunters, an elegant, haunting, and highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree Paul Yoon, a North Korean war refugee confronts the wreckage of his past. · From the critically acclaimed author of December comes The Why Of Things, a buoyant and beautiful new novel about a family struggling in the aftermath of a suicide. Each author is an accomplished artist and has created a lasting work you’ll want to read and relish and talk about.

Unseduced and Unshaken SAMPLER

That infuses the long hours of writing with color and joy. Through the years,
having been asked if I had written a book or if I could pass on my notes, I began
to see that while I could recommend many books, I knew of no one source that
had ...

Author: Rosalie De Rosset

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802486813

Category: Religion

Page: 33

View: 335


Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Unseduced and Unshaken- Our lives press on at a breakneck pace. So much so that it becomes difficult to even react well-never mind proactively seeking out responsible, conscious choices. Unseduced and Unshaken is that rare resource with a collective eye on the past and a keen grasp of where we need to go. Written for this next generation of Christian women-who are now making so many critical life-choices-these words deal truthfully on today's shaky ground of personal responsibility. Understanding life with a God-centered point-of-view includes thinking carefully about what we women do with our education, our spiritual existence, our leisure, and the importance we place on our intellect, and our bodies. Our choices are physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. We must think wisely about them. We must remain unseduced and unshaken.

The Rhetoric of Cool

point of my record collection," DJ Spooky states. "I collect all sorts of stuff" ... The
cut-and-paste logic of electronic writing is captured in the sampler (which I
oppose to the essay), making it an alternative space for digital composing. A
recording ...

Author: Jeff Rice

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080932752X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 248


The Rhetoric of Cool: Composition Studies and New Media offers a historical critique of composition studies’ rebirth narrative, using that critique to propose a new rhetoric for new media work. Author Jeff Rice returns to critical moments during the rebirth of composition studies when the discipline chose not to emphasize technology, cultural studies, and visual writing, which are now fundamental to composition studies. Rice redefines these moments in order to invent a new electronic practice. The Rhetoric of Cool addresses the disciplinary claim that composition studies underwent a rebirth in 1963. At that time, three writers reviewed technology, cultural studies, and visual writing outside composition studies and independently used the word cool to describe each position. Starting from these three positions, Rice focuses on chora, appropriation, commutation, juxtaposition, nonlinearity, and imagery—rhetorical gestures conducive to new media work-- to construct the rhetoric of cool. An innovative work that approaches computers and writing issues from historical, critical, theoretical, and practical perspectives, The Rhetoric of Cool challenges current understandings of writing and new media and proposes a rhetorical rather than an instrumental response for teaching writing in new media contexts.

A Sherwood Bonner Sampler 1869 1884

Gail Hamilton ( 1833 - 1896 ) was the closely guarded pen name of
Massachusetts writer - reformer Mary ... I pondered in my mind — who shall be
the first of my victims — Governors , Mayors , Congressmen , the Adamses , the
Winthrops , the ...

Author: Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572330678

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 688


This book, which adds significantly to the current resurgence of interest in Bonner, brings back into print much of the author's best writing and will acquaint modern readers with her astute and witty observations about America's centennial era."--BOOK JACKET.

1Q84 Sampler

You're verymodest whenitcomes tothe actof writing. ... It's thesinglemost important
quality for somebodywho wants tobea writer. ... There also hastobe that 'special
something,' an indefinable quality, something I can't quiteput my finger on.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448114818

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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A FREE SAMPLER OF HARUKI MURAKAMI'S NEW MASTERPIECE This sampler contains the first two chapters of Haruki Murakami's magnum opus, 1Q84, introducing the reader to the hero and heroine of the story, Tengo and Aomame. The full ebook of Books One and Two will be available in one volume on 18th October 2011, followed by the ebook of Book Three on 25th October. The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true? Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.


Several writers and speakers had come together in Dallas for training in software
that would be helpful as we do research for future projects. After working ... I got
in the van for the return trip to the hotel, and Kendra Smiley was my seatmate.

Author: Kendra K. Smiley

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802486912

Category: Religion

Page: 28

View: 476


Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Live Free- Women today need to be reminded that regardless of their situations, they have the power to control their attitudes. Kendra Smiley has written Live Free to teach women that they can make choices which will help them develop and maintain a positive state of mind. She introduces us to women who share their real-life experiences to show readers by example how to make those empowering choices.

Simon Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler

I would say, too, that both my oldest and youngest bisexual male friends are
among the most confident men I have ever known. Yet bisexual men — of my ... I
can't speculate on why other writers may choose to eschew the bisexual as a ...

Author: John Irving

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451686197

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 446


This free sampler features extended excerpts from six novels coming in 2012 from Simon & Schuster. The books and authors presented in this sampler include In One Person, the first new novel in three years from John Irving, Carry the One by Carol Anshaw, Gold by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee, In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer, and The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos. In addition to these exclusive previews, the sample includes interviews with the writers and commentary from the books’ editors.

A Barfield Sampler

Significant form became a kind of watchword, among some aesthetes and writers
on aesthetics, and very soon some ... Of course the same thing might have
happened later in any event, but this was in fact the occasion of my beginning to

Author: Owen Barfield

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791415872

Category: Poetry

Page: 181

View: 174


This is a collection of the fiction and poetry of one of the twentieth century's most influential and significant thinkers. Barfield is known widely for his explorations of human consciousness, the history of language, the origins of poetic effect, and the interaction of the disciplines, especially literature and the hard sciences. This book presents Barfield as a writer of imaginative literature. In the stories, one finds both post-war displacement and Bloomsburian ironies. In the two short novels, Barfield gives us two stunning versions of the Apocalypse. In his poetry he explores the varieties of human experience, often in radical relation to the past. A seemingly conventional poetic introduces explosive theological and sexual issues, confrontations with urban despair and fragmentation. Barfield's creative work is original, daring, and prophetic. His voice heralds a new age of consciousness of which our time is becoming increasingly aware.

A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

My family affectionately referred to the Rumages as Aunt Clara and Uncle
George. Uncle George was a timber man who bought and sold timber when he
came to ... County in Mississippi. Generations of southern writers, artists, xi

Author: Ted Olson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336681

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 737


Since 1934 the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin has been a respected source on the wonderfully diverse history and traditions of the Volunteer State, but until now that publication's wide-ranging articles have been largely restricted to the society's membership. With the appearance of A Tennessee Folklore Sampler, editors Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender provide a broad audience with a rich selection of the work published over the course of this acclaimed journal's seventy-five-year history. Packed with colorful descriptions and analysis of the state's folkways, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler covers all three of the grand divisions of Tennessee--East, Middle, and West-- and includes articles by some prominent students of folklore, among them Charles Wolfe, Charles Faulkner Bryan, Thomas Burton, Donald Davidson, Herbert Halpert, Mildred Haun, Michael Lofaro, Michael Montgomery, and Tom Rankin. Following an introductory section that places the book into historical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler is divided into ten parts covering material culture, medicine, beliefs and practices, customs, play and recreation lore, speech, legends, ballad and song, instrumental traditions and music collecting, and folk communities. Each part begins with an introduction that places the selections in context and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The appendix features an essay that explores the history of the Tennessee Folklore Society and the evolution of folklore studies of the state. The anthology will be a welcome resource for folklorists and scholars in many fields as well as a special treasure for general readers. With more than sixty illustrations complementing the text, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler presents a vivid overview of Tennessee folk culture that illuminates the very soul of the state. Ted Olson is the author of Blue Ridge Folklife and Breathing in Darkness: Poems, and the coeditor of The Bristol Sessions: Writings about the Big Bang of Country Music. He teaches at East Tennessee State University. Anthony P. Cavender is professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia and has published articles in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Human Organization, Appalachian Journal, and American Speech, among others.

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus SAMPLER

Praise for Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus
will not only hold a place in my favorite ... —Jerry B. Jenkins Novelist &
Biographer Owner, Christian Writers Guild Few people have a deeper passion for
Israel ...

Author: Charles H Dyer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802486356

Category: Religion

Page: 34

View: 513


Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus - What encouragement we receive when the truth of the Bible meets us where we are--just imagine how much more eye-opening it is when we encounter the Bible where it was written! Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus, takes the reader on a spiritual journey through the Holy Word and the Holy Land, guided by renowned expert and author Dr. Charles Dyer. Complemented by vivid, full-color photography, each day draws new insight and inspiration from the ancient sites that framed the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. Your understanding of the person, work, and words of Jesus Christ takes on an added dimension with this day by day exploration of the world in which He walked.

G K s Weekly a Sampler

I shall still be TOMMY : Next time , dear Mamma , will you not talk found
wandering all over this page ; but in my ... for the present especially , with my
writing a good Though the peak shone that none should see and live many
different things in ...

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: UOM:39015052938381

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

View: 264


Thirty issues of the journal published by G.K. Chesterton from 1925 to 1936. Bibliography: p. 17-18. Includes index.

The Sampler

Regardless of your reason for writing and your choice of rhetorical methods of
development , whether it be for a class ... helpful : • Sample Guide for Prewriting
Concerns of the Writer I . Writer ( me ) : A . What is my position on the subject ?

Author: Rance G. Baker

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 0669076848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

View: 969