The Literary Handyman

If you have the drive, and you have the skill, but you're missing that little bit of insight into the industry, this book might just be the edge you're looking for.

Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail


ISBN: 1942990650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Success in publishing is equal parts skill, determination, knowledge, and pure, dumb luck. If you have the drive, and you have the skill, but you're missing that little bit of insight into the industry, this book might just be the edge you're looking for.

More Tips From the Handyman

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The topics covered in this book are basic and more likely to help those just starting out on their publishing journey, rather than experienced authors.

Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Publisher: Paper Phoenix Press

ISBN: 1949691659


Page: 154

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Do you have tales to tell? Have you actually typed 'The End'? Are you ready to clean up that manuscript? Writing can be a daunting task, polishing your work even more so. But nothing is as hard to figure out, it seems, as selling your work once you're done. Drawing on decades of publishing experience, More Tips from the Handyman is a collection of articles aimed at helping those new to the industry navigate the literary world. AUTHOR'S NOTE: The topics covered in this book are basic and more likely to help those just starting out on their publishing journey, rather than experienced authors.

Literary Theory

... kind of literary handyman, pottering around and filling in the odd indeterminacy
. Iser is a much more liberal kind of employer, granting the reader a greater
degree of co-partnership with the text: different readers are free to actualize the
work ...

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816654475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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First published in 1983.

Issues in Contemporary Critical Theory

What you have defined as a 'literary' work will always be closely bound up with
what you consider “appropriate critical ... This rather limits the reader's activity,
reducing him at times to little more than a kind of literary handyman, pottering ...

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349892440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Russian Romantic Criticism

Equally resented was the inhibiting influence of the older Karamzinists, who by
1825 were Russia's literary and social ... to be a diligent translator, writer of prose
tales and Ukrainian folk tales, poet, and general all-around literary handyman.

Author: Lauren G. Leighton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313255849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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This scholarly work contains the best and most representative critical essays by leading Russian Romantic writers from the period 1815 to 1835, with the information needed to make them meaningful. The editor has provided names, dates, events, literary and critical subjects, and heretofore unknown facts about the Romantic movement in Russia and the influence of European thought on the development of Russian culture.

The Intellectual Handyman On Art

Ifphilosophy tells us how to think, then deconstruction is literary criticism that
derides the ever-changing meaning of a published thought. It also shows how
people exploit the ambiguities of natural languages for their own advantage.
Written ...

Author: Gary R. Peterson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462056880

Category: Art

Page: 184

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The Intellectual Handyman On Art is a compilation of Gary Peterson essays pertaining to the arts and sciences, mostly. Being an author, artist, and musician, Peterson has the tools to construct elaborate mental scenarios whether he's waxing analytic about art aesthetics or just tinkering with wordplay. He can turn a phrase with a pipe wrench or warp your perspective with a french curve. His essays are tributes to critical thinking, each one crafted like a top-forty pop song with the rigor of a doctoral thesis. These ruminations provide high-grade literary nourishment for your left brain, supplemented with enough humor, passion and warm fuzzy sentiment to tickle your right cortex as well. And illustrations aplenty. You don't need a PhD to enjoy these philosophical anecdotes, but it couldn't hurt. You can read The Intellectual Handyman On Art at the beach, bus stop, or in the staid ambience of your estate library, all with the same result: edutainment of the first order.

Queen s Quarterly

John Wain has already become a literary handyman : he is a novelist , critic ,
short story writer , minor poet ; and he wants to write plays and movie scripts .
There ought to be more writers pursuing this sort of varied and respectable
literary ...



ISBN: UCAL:B2935073

Category: Humanities


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The Literary Digest

... paper Nordlyset , New York , publishes this week an interesting story , very
characteristic of Chinese literature in general . ... one handyman , and one more
than half an inch back , behind a second and inner formaboiler - maker's laborer .

Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler


ISBN: PSU:000020208196



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The Journal of Irish Literature

I regard myself as an accomplished literary handyman . I have read the Sexton
Blake stories in my day and can , of course , refresh my recollection with the
current series . I am sure I could do this job particularly if as Cumberland said , he



ISBN: UOM:39015038926591

Category: English literature


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The Literary Review

She would “ not work in a house that did not have a handyman to do that job ” ?
The chapter on food is excellent , with recipes for treats such as Potato Pastry ( “
Blend 8 tablespoons of national flour with 4 tablespoons of mashed potato ' , etc )



ISBN: STANFORD:36105121656677

Category: Books


View: 898


Vanity Fair

He is now a sort of literary handyman around the King Features Syndicate office ,
peddling articles and fiction on the outside . Married , he has one small boy , in
fairly good repair , whom he will let go cheap . Pseudonyms Dear Sir : We have ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105005610154



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The Robinson Crusoe Story

He seems to have been as much the literary handyman as Defoe . ) Schnabel
drew on Robinson Crusoe and a dozen early Robinsonaden , according to
Ullrich , in writing Wunderliche Fata . The book is long and has a complicated plot

Author: Martin Green

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019665093

Category: History

Page: 221

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Martin Green traces the lineage of this influential novel and uses its offspring as cultural touchstones, revealing its theme of the white races triumph, guilt, or anxiety over its relations with other races.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The classic timeslip fantasy A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
examines with a sardonic eye the career of a 20th-century handyman in 6th-
century England. The various manuscripts cobbled together by Twain's literary ...

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

Handyman of the Lord

When he showed his literary efforts to his friend Dr. Rall , the latter quickly
pointed out , “ I have no way to evaluate them . It is out of my kind of experience . ”
Conditions at the church had now reached a point where he feared the Board of ...

Author: James W. English


ISBN: UOM:39015047629251

Category: African American Baptists

Page: 177

View: 888


Saturday Review of Literature

Aglow with this noble resolution, we proceed to Tell All about our latest entry in
the Insomniac Stakes: The Hangman's Handyman by Hake Talbot. It's for those
readers who like to be tortured by a completely fantastic and seemingly
incredible ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106019920815

Category: American literature


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The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

that endow the imperialist myths with complex literary dimensions. ... The Handy
Man is able to manipulate tools, to fashion new ones from a recognition of
required functions, and, most important, to extend his power over the
environment ...

Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571526

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.

Build A Book Workshop

The Literary Handyman: Build-A-Book Workshop takes decades of experience in book design and layout and parses it into an easy-to-understand blueprint for constructing a book that will only stand out for the best reasons.

Author: Danielle Ackley-Mcphail


ISBN: 1949691195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

View: 249


The Literary Handyman: Build-A-Book Workshop takes decades of experience in book design and layout and parses it into an easy-to-understand blueprint for constructing a book that will only stand out for the best reasons.

Flann O Brien

They show O ' Nolan constantly on the search for alternative employment or
literary commissions . He wrote to the ... He disliked this kind of writing even
though he described himself as ' an accomplished literary handyman ' . Much of
his ...

Author: Anne Clissmann

Publisher: Dublin : Gill and Macmillan ; New York : Barnes & Noble Books

ISBN: UOM:39015046332527

Category: Ireland

Page: 370

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