On Reading Writing and Living with Books

The books in "Found on the Shelves" have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library.

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Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782272618

Category: Literary Collections

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The London Library is the world's largest independent library. Founded in 1841 by Thomas Carlyle (in reaction to the "museum headache" brought on by the crowds in the British Museum Reading Room), it has become a haven for readers, writers and all who draw strength, solace or inspiration from the presence of books. Some of the most illustrious figures of the last two centuries have written, thought and walked there: George Eliot, Charles Dickens, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf and many more were members. And over time, some of these celebrated members have shared--with each other, or with an interested public--their views on the delights, challenges and joys of reading, writing and living with books. The books in "Found on the Shelves" have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over seventeen miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it. From essays on dieting in the 1860s to instructions for gentlewomen on trout-fishing, from advice on the ill health caused by the "modern" craze of bicycling to travelogues from Norway, they are as readable and relevant today as they were more than a century ago.

On Reading Writing and Living with Books

... British Museum Reading Room), it has become a haven for readers, writers and all who draw strength, solace or inspiration from the presence of books.

Author: The London Library

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782272618

Category: Literary Collections

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A collection of writing by early members of The London Library about their relationships with books, celebrating its 175th anniversary This little body of thought, that lies before me in the shape of a book, has existed thousands of years, nor since the invention of the press can anything short of an universal convulsion of nature abolish it The London Library's members are, by their nature, interested in reading and preserving books. Many of the members have been, and still are today, some of the most impressive writers and thinkers of their time: from Dickens to David Hare, from Alfred Lord Tennyson to Kazuo Ishiguro. On Reading, Writing and Living with Books collects writing by some of the early members of The London Library: George Eliot, Charles Dickens, EM Forster and Virginia Woolf, among others, write about the joy of living with books. On Reading, Writing and Living with Books is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine

Artists and theorists reflect on a "living library" project--people who memorize and recite books This book documents a project in which a group of people memorize a book of their choice, forming a library of "living books."

Author: Mette Edvardsen

Publisher:

ISBN: 8867493876

Category: Art

Page: 536

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Artists and theorists reflect on a "living library" project--people who memorize and recite books This book documents a project in which a group of people memorize a book of their choice, forming a library of "living books."

Poetry at Work

Glynn Young's Poetry at Work is that guide. From discussions about how poetry is built into the very fabric of work, to practical suggestions on how to be a poet at work, this is a book that meets a very real need.

Author: Glynn Young

Publisher: T. S. Poetry Press

ISBN: 0989854299

Category: Poetics

Page: 132

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There is value in taking poetry to work, and finding the poetry that's already there. Publications like "Harvard Business Review" and "FastCompany" are starting to write about the power of poetry-noting poetry's effectiveness in building creative thinkers and problem solvers. Yet there is no single source to guide those who are *at work* every day, with little direction for how to explore the power of poetry in the workplace. Glynn Young's "Poetry at Work" is that guide. From discussions about how poetry is built into the very fabric of work, to practical suggestions on how to be a poet at work, this is a book that meets a very real need. Altogether-a landmark book that moves beyond David Whyte's seminal book on poetry and the corporate world. More than just philosophy, this book brings the hope of practice and surprising discovery, the benefits of stress relief and increased accomplishment. *** The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a whole life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs "read, write, live, play, learn, " or "grow"-and join a culture of individuals interested in living deeply, richly.

The Lure of the North

... Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind 4 Life in a Bustle: Advice to Youth 5 The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports 6 On Reading, Writing and Living with Books ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782272625

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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A nineteenth-century Scandinavian travelogue in three parts, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library If you give anything to a Norwegian (old meat tins are always thankfully received), he will give your hand a silent grip more expressive than many words The Victorian passion for travel reached the far North in the nineteenth century, and many of the intrepid explorers were attracted by 'the advantages of accessibility, freedom, foreign travel, grand scenery, and, last but not least, comparative cheapness'. 'Six in Norway with a Snark', 'Unprotected Females in Norway' and 'Notes on Norway' all give, in their very different ways, a rounded view of the foreign traditions, language and landscapes encountered in the North in the nineteenth century. The Lure of the North is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

Bearing Witness

"This is a major project that will confirm Wendy Griswold's status as one of the premier sociologists of literature working today.

Author: Wendy Griswold

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691058296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Greed, frustrated love, traffic jams, infertility, politics, polygamy. These--together with depictions of traditional village life and the impact of colonialism made familiar to Western readers through Chinua Achebe's writing--are the stuff of Nigerian fiction. Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation. Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels--from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces--Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction. She argues that Nigerian readers and writers form a reading class that unabashedly believes in progress, rationality, and the slow-but-inevitable rise of a reading culture. But they do so within a society that does not support their assumptions and does not trust literature, making them modernists in a country that is simultaneously premodern and postmodern. Without privacy, reliable electricity, political freedom, or even social toleration of bookworms, these Nigerians write and read political satires, formula romances, war stories, complex gender fiction, blood-and-sex crime capers, nostalgic portraits of village life, and profound explorations of how decent people get by amid urban chaos. Bearing Witness is an inventive and moving work of cultural sociology that may be the most comprehensive sociological analysis of a literary system ever written.

Stop What You re Doing And Read This

In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken ...

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446484807

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them. Carmen Callil Tim Parks Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen Jane Davis Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai

The Seven M s of Writing for a Living

If you hope to make a career as a published writer, then this book will help you do just that. This mini guide is written in Sue's much-loved honest and straight talking style.

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1497317371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

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In this concise guide, Sue Cowley shares a wealth of tips on writing for a living. She gives practical advice on finding the motivation to write and on creating a daily writing routine. She explains how to prepare a book proposal that will win you a book contract, and looks at how to go about self-publishing your work. Sue offers great advice on effective methods for writing, editing and preparing a book for publication, based on her fifteen years as a published author. She shows you how to find different income streams for your writing and how to manage the financial aspects of being a writer. She gives you invaluable tips on reading, understanding and negotiating publishing contracts. She also explores how to market your writing effectively, and build an author brand. If you hope to make a career as a published writer, then this book will help you do just that. This mini guide is written in Sue's much-loved honest and straight talking style. Her focus is on practical tips and realistic advice that will help you turn your love of writing into a viable career. Read Sue's short guide now and find out how you too can write for a living.

Living in Around the World Collection

Ciao! Oi! Ni hao! ¡Hola! Dumela! Namaskar! Do you want to take a trip around the world? Now you can with the first six books in the Living in series, all in one beautiful boxed set with a carry-along handle!

Author: Chloe Perkins

Publisher: Simon Spotlight

ISBN: 1534401997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Discover what it’s like to grow up all around the world in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read series all about kids just like you in other countries! Ciao! Oi! Ni hao! ¡Hola! Dumela! Namaskar! Do you want to take a trip around the world? Now you can with the first six books in the Living in series, all in one beautiful boxed set with a carry-along handle! Discover Brazil, China, Italy, India, Mexico, and South Africa through the eyes of kids just like you. Swing by South Africa for a game of rugby, explore the ancient history of Italy, take a tour of Brazil’s biggest cities, and learn how to celebrate Diwali in India, the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and the Dragon Boat Festival in China…all before dinnertime! Each book in our Living in… series is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in… series—sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike! This collectible boxed set includes: Living in…Italy Living in…Brazil Living in…China Living in…Mexico Living in…India Living in…South Africa

Children s Language

The book incorporates abundant examples from a diverse range of children engaged in authentic literacy experiences.

Author: Judith Wells Lindfors

Publisher: Language and Literacy

ISBN: UOM:39015076122384

Category: Education

Page: 123

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The more teachers understand about how children learn to talk, the more they can help children become avid, joyful readers and writers. Drawing on a large body of research and her own volunteer work at a family shelter, Lindfors concisely identifies several important commonalities across oral and written language. Taking the compelling perspective that it’s all language, she traces children’s emergent literacy from infancy through the early school years. The book incorporates abundant examples from a diverse range of children engaged in authentic literacy experiences. Lindfors describes a set of principles that teachers can build on as they help young students learn to read and write using the oral language processes they already know. Book Features: A new, more positive “language acquisition perspective” on children’s literacy. Fascinating and insightfully framed quotes, writings, and drawings from children. A 24-page Guide for Instructors and Teacher Study Groups, available for download at www.teacherscollegepress.com. An Appendix containing an interview with shelter staff from SafePlace, a domestic violence shelter, offering basic information on how to identify children who are living in situations of violence and how teachers can respond.

Improving Reading Writing and Content Learning for Students in Grades 4 12

At this event, students read their books to the audience and received feedback and ... she was thinking about the assisted-living center near the school.

Author: Rosemarye T. Taylor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452213859

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This excellent resource provides a realistic and systematic process that educators can immediately implement for improving reading and writing while enhancing content knowledge and skills.

Reading Writing and Gender

In a sense, both “living in the story” and letting “stories live in you” are ... Not only do proficient readers “stay longer” in the world of the book by ...

Author: Gail Lynn Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317922674

Category: Education

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Like an increasing number of educators, you recognize that girls and boys approach reading and writing differently, and that boys are lagging behind girls in many assessments of literacy learning. This book does more than describe and explain these differences. It builds on the authors' state of the art research to offer instructional strategies and classroom activities to help both girls and boys develop as readers and writers. This book is for classroom teachers in grades 3 - 8 as well as for reading specialists, instructional leaders and other educators. It provides detailed descriptions of instructional activities, accompanied by reproducible tools and materials; illustrative examples of student work; concise summaries of state-of-the-art research; and ideas for action research projects. The strategies and activities in this book have all been classroom tested with diverse student populations.

Writers Readers and Reputations

This book presents a panoramic view of literary life in Britain over half a century from 1870 to 1914, teasing out authors' relations with the reading public and tracing how reputations were made and unmade.

Author: Philip Waller

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: UOM:39015064868238

Category: History

Page: 1181

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Writers, Readers, and Reputations explores the literary world in which the modern best-seller first emerged. Writers were promoted as stars and celebrities, advertising both products and themselves. Philip Waller's detailed and entertaining study is a collective biography of literary figures, some forgotten, some enduring, over half a century. - ;Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and the term 'best-seller' was coined. In new and cheap editions Dickens's stories sold hugely, but these were progressively outstripped in quantity by the likes of Hall Caine and Marie Corelli, Charles Garvice and Nat Gould. Who has now heard of these writers? Yet Hall Caine, for one, boasted of having made more money from his pen than any previous author. This book presents a panoramic view of literary life in Britain over half a century from 1870 to 1914, teasing out authors' relations with the reading public and tracing how reputations were made and unmade. It surveys readers' habits, the book trade, popular literary magazines and the role of reviewers, and examines the construction of a classical canon by critics concerned about the supposed corruption of popular taste. Certain writers were elevated as national heroes, yet Britain drew its writers from abroad as well as from home. Authors became stars and celebrities, and a literary tourism grew around their haunts. They advertised products from cigarettes to toothpaste; they were fashion-conscious and promoted themselves via profiles, interviews, and carefully posed photographs; they went on lecture tours to America; and their names were pushed by a new professional breed: the literary agent. Some angled for knighthoods, even peerages, and cut a figure in high society and London clubland. The debated public issues of the day and campaigned on all manner of things from questions of faith and women's rights to censorship and conscription. During the Great War they penned propaganda. Meanwhile the cinema was developing to challenge the supremacy of the written word over the imagination. Authors took to that too, as an opportunity for new adventure. Writers, Readers, and Reputations is richly entertaining and informative, amounting to a collective biography of a generation of writers and their world. - ;the remarkable thing about this extraordinary book is that throughout its thousand pages it remains consistently readable, enjoyable, and informative... Waller's style is addictive and discursive...and the reader will gain greatly the more that she or he reads - William Whyte, EHR, cxxi 494;The richness of Waller's study is beyond question. This is an extraordinary mine of fact, detail, quotation, anecdote and reminiscence. Every reader, no matter how familiar with the literature of the period, will learn from the range of its excavations. - Dinah Birch, TLS;[A] serious achievement...It will prove an invaluable resource to scholars seeking a reference tool on a huge range of topics, not only because of its coverage, but because Waller produces the kind of scholarship on which one can rely. - The Cambridge Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 1;...a magnificent study, one that will be recognised as a defining literary history of the period. - The Review of English Studies, Vol58, No. 233

Bird by Bird

A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385480016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Literature

These modules include: Essay questions Multiple choices Built-in e-mail routing options that give students the ability to forward essay responses and computer-graded quizzes to their instructors "Communication Modules" include tools such as ...

Author: Edgar V. Roberts

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 032194478X

Category: Education

Page: 1760

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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 literature-based Composition II and Introduction to Literature courses. Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact Sixth Edition is founded on the principles of writing about literature. First, students learn how to engage deeply and critically with a broad selection of stories, poems, and plays. Second, the writing process is carefully and thoroughly integrated into the presentation of all literary genres, elements, and major writers throughout the entire text. Complete coverage of writing about each literary element, "casebooks" that allow for deeper exploration of important writers in each genre, and a total of 53 exemplary student essays and paragraphs with accompanying commentary ensure that students gain a thorough comprehension of the conventions, strategies, and organizational patterns to allow them to think critically about literature and to produce thoughtful and compelling essays, paragraphs, documented research papers, and examination responses.

Content Area Reading Writing Vocabulary for Language Arts

This led to the publication , in living there . In the course of the book , 1991 , of Cisneros's third book , Women Esperanza learns to understand both ...

Author: Walch Publishing

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825143292

Category: Content area reading

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Builds writing skills. Models good writing. Strengthens writing proficiency through practice. Demystifies the writing process.

Living Language

Living language, German all the way, conversation,grammar, culture, reading and writing.

Author: Annie Heminway

Publisher:

ISBN: 0517882817

Category: French language

Page: 386

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The People Power Education Superbook Book 3 Reading Writing Speaking

... etc., all kinds of people earning a living by offering a free seminar which is an advertisement for whatever book or video package you're selling.

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312077065

Category: Education

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Reading, writing and speaking used to be the purpose of all college education, to create someone who can express themselves clearly and simply. They called him a liberally-educated man, someone who could say what they thought without babbling. Despite all the technical-babble that has swept the world, it is still about your ability to communicate simply and clearly. The late Dr. Jeanne Chall developed the theory that learning about literacy occurs in stages: 1.) Pre-reading; six months to six years: The pre-reading child has some phonological awareness or sensitivity to speech sounds, rhyming and alliteration; recognizes some letters and may link some to the sounds they make; some understanding of books and print. 2.) Initial reading or decoding; first and second grade: The child who is just beginning to read can sound out words one at a time and decode them slowly, carefully and accurately. Most of his attention is devoted to decoding with few mental resources left over for deeper comprehension.

Reading Writing and Romanticism

Bridging the gulf between materialist and idealist approaches this study, informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments, examines how readers are imagined, addressed, and figured in Romantic poetry

Author: Lucy Newlyn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198187114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 397

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Bridging the gulf between materialist and idealist approaches this study, informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments, examines how readers are imagined, addressed, and figured in Romantic poetry