The Lure of the Pen A Book for Would Be Authors

Hence the lure of the pen. It is partly because so many beginners do not know where to turn for criticism, or an opportunity to measure their work with that ...

Author: Flora Klickmann

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066141691

Category: Fiction

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The Lure of the Pen a Book for Would Be Authors

Author: Klickmann Flora

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318006643


Page: 254

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The Lure of the Pen

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Author: Flora Klickmann


ISBN: 133196511X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Excerpt from The Lure of the Pen: A Book for Would-Be Authors In sending out this new book to the American public, I feel I am addressing a sympathetic audience, since other volumes that have preceded it have been most cordially received, and have added considerably to my long list of friends on the Western side of the Atlantic. At first glance it may seem as though the difference between the writings of American and British authors is too marked to allow of a book on Authorship proving useful to both countries - but in reality the difference is only superficial, and is largely confined to methods of newspaper journalism, or connected with mannerisms and topical qualities. Fundamentally, both nations work on the same lines and acknowledge the same governing laws in Literature. American authors, no less than British, derive their inspirations from European classics. And magazine editors and publishers in both countries are only too grateful for good work from either side. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Lure of Italy

1775 Pen and black ink and gray wash over black chalk, with occasional touches of white opaque watercolor; some pinholes 42.5 x 27.6 cm (16% x 10% in.) 92.

Author: Julian Brooks

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065198

Category: Art

Page: 96

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For centuries Italy has fascinated travelers and artists. From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal-clear light of Venice, artists have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in the deep history and culture. From as early as the 1500s, artists visiting from France, England, the Netherlands, and Germany drew sketches to preserve vivid memories, often creating work of extraordinary atmosphere and beauty in the process. A growing number of tourists in the subsequent centuries fueled a further demand for souvenir views, spurring local artists to craft their own masterpieces. This lovely book is a narrated assemblage of some of these beautiful views, which transport the reader effortlessly to Italy, rekindling memories, setting intentions, or provoking curiosity. The text provides new insights into the topographical renditions of Italian scenes over the centuries, while compelling illustrations of works from the Getty collection by artists such as Richard Parkes Bonington, J. M. W. Turner, Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Battista Lusieri, Canaletto, and many more capture the essence and spirit of Italy.

The Lure of the Exotic

Taoa From a Tahitian sketchbook, probably 1891 Pen and ink over graphite Mrs. Alex Lewyt Cat. no. 50. Fare From a Tahitian sketchbook, probably 1891 Pen and ...

Author: Colta Feller Ives

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588390622

Category: Art

Page: 246

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"This volume accompanies a major exhibition of Gauguin's work in New York collections held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Surprisingly, the first major show devoted to Gauguin in New York since the Metropolitan Museum presented a retrospective of his work in 1959, it anticipates the centennial of the artist's death in 1903 and signals the nineteenth anniversary of his debut in New York collections. Four authors from the Metropolitan Museum illuminate aspects of the subject in their texts." "All works in the exhibition, as well as rich comparative material, are reproduced, Notes, a bibliography, a checklist of works in the exhibition, and an index are supplied."--BOOK JACKET.

The Ends of Rhetoric

may well have given in to the lure of that rubric , for the writer to ... to the lure of the pen — and of the hand writing — is a logocentric complicity .

Author: John B. Bender

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804718180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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The discipline of rhetoric - adapted through a wide range of reformulations to the specific requirements of Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance societies - dominated European education and discourse, whether public or private, for more than two thousand years. The end of classical rhetoric's domination was brought about by a combination of social and cultural transformations that occured between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Concurrent with the 'theory boom' of recent decades, rhetoric has appeared as a center of discussion in the humanities and social sciences. Rhetorical inquiry, as it is thought and practiced today, occurs in an interdisciplinary matrix that touches on philosophy, linguistics, communication studies, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, sociology, anthropology, and political theory. Rhetoric is now an area of study without accepted certainties, a territory not yet parceled into topical subdivisions, a mode of discourse that adheres to no fixed protocols. It is a noisy field in the cybernetic sense of the term: a fertile ground for creative innovation. This volume embodies the interdisciplinary character of rhetoric. The essays draw on wide-ranging conceptual resources, and combine historical, theoretical, and practical points of view. The contributors develop a variety of perspectives on the central concepts of rhetorical theory, on the work of some of its major proponents, and on the breaks and continuities of its history. The spectrum of thematic concern is broad, extending from the Greek polis to the multi-ethnic city of modern America, from Aristotle to poststructuralism, from questions of figural language to problems of persuasion and interaction. But a common interdisciplinary interest runs through all the essays: the effort to rethink rhetoric within the contemporary epistemological situation. In this sense, the book opens new possibilities for research within the human sciences.

Brothers in Pen Pens Up Don t Shoot

Brothers in Pen ... I decided to remove the hook and bobber and switch to a spinner—a lure with a small stainless-steel flap that rotates around the line, ...

Author: Brothers in Pen


ISBN: 9781387844920



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Pen drift

Pendrifter can now add that it also may boast of having some of the most
inaccessible fish . ... evidence with an occasional photograph of a model string of
fish which has served as a lure to countless enthusiasts who have invaded these
wilds .

Author: Charles Edward Crane


ISBN: UCAL:B3334553

Category: Brattleboro (Vt.)

Page: 206

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The Soldier s Pen

His effort was aided by governors and committees, which mixed pleas to join a crusade for all African-Americans with the lure of ...

Author: Robert E. Bonner

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429924128

Category: History

Page: 272

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They are all infantrymen; none were commissioned officers. One is a German-speaking artist whose sole record is nineteen stunning watercolors that cover a year's enlistment. Another is a free black from Syracuse, New York. Six are from slave states, one of whom was a Unionist. Drawing from the more than 60,000 documents housed in the privately held Gilder Lehrman Collection, Robert E. Bonner has movingly reconstructed the experiences of sixteen Civil War soldiers, using their own accounts to knit together a ground-level view of the entire conflict. The immediacy of diaries and the intimacy of letters to loved ones accompany the humor of an anonymous cartoonist from Massachusetts, the vivid paintings of Private Henry Berckhoff. All reproduced for the first time in The Soldier's Pen, the documents and images that Bonner weaves together, providing context and explanation as required, powerfully re-create the day-to-day lives of the soldiers who fought and died for Union and Confederacy. Not since the 2000 publication of Robert Sneden's paintings and papers in Eye of the Storm has a collection of original Civil War documents so evocatively captured the war.

The Pen Confronts the Sword

“As owner,” in contrast to his sailors, the workers, “he cannot give way to the lure of self-abandonment,” while his “companions, despite their closeness to ...

Author: Avihu Zakai

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438471631

Category: History

Page: 373

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Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime. During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth of the State (1946); Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1946); and Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944). Each identified a specific danger in Nazi ideology and mustered new theories, approaches, and sources to combat it. The books aimed to expose the encompassing catastrophes of German culture (Mann), politics (Cassirer), philology (Auerbach), and philosophy and sociology (Horkheimer and Adorno). Their scope, mastery, and sense of urgency constitute a comprehensive Kulturkampf(culture war) against Nazi barbarism. Avihu Zakai cogently analyzes each work, explains the context of its creation, and draws connections between these four landmark books in Western intellectual history. “This book provides a remarkable synopsis of four well-known, but disparate, responses to Nazism and links them as part of a humanist cultural war with dictatorship. By combining the readings of Mann, Cassirer, Auerbach, and Adorno/Horkheimer, we gain a comprehensive view of an ideal of Western culture composed from very different directions. This approach unlocks a reading of these classics of modern scholarship that is usually lost either in their specific reception by subdisciplines or in their isolated reading as brilliant works.” — Gregory B. Moynahan, author of Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany: 1899–1919

The Gun and the Pen

119 A reform organization noted in 1917 that under the “lure of the uniform, [girls were] picking up soldiers on the street, going to shows and ice cream ...

Author: Keith Gandal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199313983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner stand as the American voice of the Great War. But was it warfare that drove them to write? Not according to Keith Gandal, who argues that the authors' famous postwar novels were motivated not by their experiences of the horrors of war but rather by their failure to have those experiences. These 'quintessential' male American novelists of the 1920s were all, for different reasons, deemed unsuitable as candidates for full military service or command. As a result, Gandal contends, they felt themselves emasculated--not, as the usual story goes, due to their encounters with trench warfare, but because they got nowhere near the real action. Bringing to light previously unexamined Army records, including new information about the intelligence tests, The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the authors' frustrated military ambitions took place in the forgotten context of the unprecedented U.S. mobilization for the Great War, a radical effort to transform the Army into a meritocratic institution, indifferent to ethnic and class difference (though not to racial difference). For these Lost Generation writers, the humiliating failure vis-?-vis the Army meant an embarrassment before women and an inability to compete successfully in a rising social order, against a new set of people. The Gun and the Pen restores these seminal novels to their proper historical context and offers a major revision of our understanding of America's postwar literature.

The Brush and the Pen

Rashly pushing aside the lure, however, on a pretext, would reproach our inconsequence, denying the pleasure we wish to take: for that beyond is its agent, ...

Author: Dario Gamboni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226280554

Category: Art

Page: 401

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French symbolist artist Odilon Redon (1840–1916) seemed to thrive at the intersection of literature and art. Known as “the painter-writer,” he drew on the works of Poe, Baudelaire, Flaubert, and Mallarmé for his subject matter. And yet he concluded that visual art has nothing to do with literature. Examining this apparent contradiction, The Brush and the Pen transforms the way we understand Redon’s career and brings to life the interaction between writers and artists in fin-de-siècle Paris. Dario Gamboni tracks Redon’s evolution from collaboration with the writers of symbolism and decadence to a defense of the autonomy of the visual arts. He argues that Redon’s conversion was the symptom of a mounting crisis in the relationship between artists and writers, provoked at the turn of the century by the growing power of art criticism that foreshadowed the modernist separation of the arts into intractable fields. In addition to being a distinguished study of this provocative artist, The Brush and the Pen offers a critical reappraisal of the interaction of art, writing, criticism, and government institutions in late nineteenth-century France.

The Pen and the Cross

Its aesthetic attractions were merely a part of the hold it had on them; there was also the lure of the exotic and, in a country where anti-Catholicism had ...

Author: Richard Griffiths

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441177650

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This incisive and perceptive new book concerns 'Catholic Literature' in Britain since 1850. To many people, Roman Catholicism is culturally foreign and 'other'. And yet some of the most outstanding writers of recent times have been Catholics - often converts, such as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark and David Jones. In every case these authors' Catholicism was integral to their creative genius and they represent an important strand in any account of English literature. Professor Griffiths' account is set against a wide and varied canvas. It gives a full account of the growth of Catholicism as a cultural, social and political force in Great Britain since Newman. Griffiths is concerned also to relate his story to movements on the continent and examines on his way the impact of French Catholic writers such as Huysmans, Peguy and Mauriac on their British counterparts and the influence of British Catholic writers such as Newman, Faber and Chesterton on Europe.

Tablet Pen Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East Words Without Borders

From beauty's dwellings and their panting casements Soft arms invoked us, flesh cried out to us; But dearer was the lure of dawn's bright cheek, ...

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393065855

Category: Fiction

Page: 657

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Presents a collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems by both contemporary and historical Middle Eastern authors from such countries as Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan.

Pen and Power

The use of the words " heart " and " darkness " in this passage and the link between personal inadequacy and the " lure " of " interiors " all imply a ...

Author: Klaus Hammacher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042000724

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Der Band enthält eine repräsentative Auswahl aus noch nicht in dieser Fassung erschienenen oder schwer zugänglichen Abhandlungen des Verfassers. Sie untersuchen zunächst in streng auslegender Weise, dann in systemimmanenter Kritik die Möglichkeiten transzendentalen Denkens in Theorie und Praxis. Im Zentrum stehen die transzendental-dialektische Methode sowie ethische Implikationen der praktischen Philosophie Fichtes.

Army Oh Army

I hesitated but the lure of foreign pens was irresistible . ... Proudly I presented one to my wife and she was happy to have this very special pen .

Author: O. P. Bahukhandi

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8172111460


Page: 201

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Pat Gate, the presenter of Voice of America, invariably concluded her programme with a pronouncement of,``If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours''. The book facilities a peek into the ethos of nascent, post-independence army. Army Oh Army packs a ``punch and a pinch'', capable of making even an introvert to chuckle. The soldier-humour of the book is irresistible.