The Novelist s Lexicon

Through these personal "passwords," authors articulate the function of language, character, plot, and structure, and, in the process, reveal their relationship with the elements of story.

Author: Le Monde

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231150804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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At a recent literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and "Le Monde," organizers asked seventy-seven prominent authors from around the world to choose a word that opens the door to their work. Their crystalline musings, collected here for the first time, offer an extraordinary portrait of writing and reading from the perspective of the artist. Organized alphabetically, the anthology is a pleasurable and instructive book for writers, readers, and anyone seeking an intimate understanding of literature. Through these personal "passwords," authors articulate the function of language, character, plot, and structure, and, in the process, reveal their relationship with the elements of story. Jonathan Lethem discusses the independent life of furniture; A. S. Byatt describes the power of the narrative web; Etgar Keret explains the importance of "balagan," a Hebrew word meaning "total chaos"; Daniel Mendelsohn expounds on the unknowable, or what the author should or should not impart to the reader; Annie Proulx clarifies "terroir," which embodies the complexities of time, place, geography, weather, and climate; and Colum McCann details the benefits of anonymity. Other participants include Rick Moody on adumbrated; Upamanyu Chatterjee on the bildungsroman; Enrique Vila-Matas on discipline; Adam Thirwell on hedonism; Nuruddin Farah on identities; Tariq Ali on laughter; Andre Brink on the heretic; Elif Shafak on the nomad; and PA(c)ter Esterhazy on the power and potential of words, words, words.

The Novelist s Lexicon

Jonathan Lethem discusses the necessity of "furniture" in the novel. A. S. Byatt describes the power of the narrative web. Colum McCann details the benefits of anonymity.

Author: Villa Gillet

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231521697

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 169

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In this anthology from the Villa Gillet literary conference, world-renowned authors from A.S. Byatt to Enrique Vila-Matas discuss their work. At the international literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and Le Monde, organizers asked more than seventy prominent authors to choose a word that opens a door to their work. Their musings, collected here and organized alphabetically by keyword, present an array of intriguing, amusing, and surprising insight into contemporary literature. Through these personal "passwords," authors articulate the function of language, character, plot, and structure in their work. Jonathan Lethem discusses the necessity of "furniture" in the novel. A. S. Byatt describes the power of the narrative web. Colum McCann details the benefits of anonymity. Daniel Mendelsohn expounds on the unknowable, or what the author should or should not impart to the reader. Etgar Keret explains the importance of balagan, a Hebrew word meaning "total chaos," and Annie Proulx clarifies terroir, which embodies the complexities of time, place, geography, weather, and climate. Other participants include Rick Moody on adumbrated, Upamanyu Chatterjee on the bildungsroman, Adam Thirwell on hedonism, Nuruddin Farah on identities, Andre Brink on the heretic, and Péter Esterhazy on the power and potential of words.

The Editor s Lexicon Essential Writing Terms for Novelists

Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists.

Author: Sarah Cypher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0971796076

Category: Reference

Page: 80

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Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor¿s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops, critiques, and online forums. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book is a fundamental guide for writers across the spectrum of experience--from new writers learning the craft, to seasoned nonfiction writers working on a first novel, to intermediate-level authors wishing to sharpen their technical skills. In the tradition of Strunk & White¿s The Elements of Style, The Editor¿s Lexicon is a concise, indispensable reference volume for every author¿s shelf.

The Lover s Lexicon

A Handbook for Novelists, Playwrights, Philosophers, and Minor Poets; But Especially for the Enamoured Frederick Greenwood.

Author: Frederick Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3332958

Category: Love

Page: 333

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The Lover s Lexicon

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Frederick Greenwood

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293685569

Category:

Page: 350

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The Lover s Lexicon

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Author: Frederick Greenwood

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 034205967X

Category:

Page: 348

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The Ayn Rand Lexicon

Thus, the Naturalists' position amounts to giving a novelist full esthetic freedom in regard to means, but not in regard to ends. He may exercise choice, ...

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101137246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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A prolific writer, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned philosopher, Ayn Rand defined a full system of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so extensive and the range of issues she covers so enormous that those interested in finding her discussions of a given topic may have to search through many sources to locate the relevant passage. The Ayn Rand Lexicon brings together all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism. Begun under Rand's supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy or reason, self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism--the philosophy so brilliantly dramatized in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Anthem.

The Fiction Editor the Novel and the Novelist

... we need to stipulate our own glossary because, though our cluster of topics ... on a consistent lexicon: Philosophers, teachers, critics, and writers of ...

Author: Thomas McCormack

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589880306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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"Lucid, thoughtful...writers and teachers will learn much from it...Belongs wherever Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style finds frequent use.”--Booklist "Writers will actually learn things here.”--Los Angeles Times "Perfect for teachers, critics and general readers.”--Library Journal "Required reading for all those who care about good fiction."--Kirkus Reviews Drawing upon twenty-eight years of experience as the CEO and editorial director of St. Martin’s Press, Thomas McCormack gives practical guidance about how to plan, write, and revise a novel. A standard reference for editors since its first publication in 1988, The Fiction Editor has also become popular with writers because McCormack’s advice is constructive at every step of the creative process. From individual word choice right up to the overarching effect of the work as a whole, he details how to structure the novel, choose the characters, drive the story, diagnose narrative ailments, and find and apply specific remedies. In this revised second edition, McCormack takes advantage of almost two decades of additional experience to clarify and expand on what he has learned. "Written in an amiable tone, often using examples, hypothetical writing scenarios, or dialogue-style discourse between industry professionals to clarify its points, The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist is a superb handbook for fiction writers but especially recommended for prospective and professional fiction editors."--Midwest Book Review Thomas McCormack edited authors as diverse as James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small) and Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs). He was awarded LMP's Lifetime Achievement Award and the AAP's Curtis Benjamin Award for Creative Publishing. For two years, he wrote "The Cheerful Skeptic" column in Publishers Weekly.

Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 42 2

... nor is taking the novelist's own opinion into account, but how else does one ... in the editions the novelist would have known15, or Féraud's lexicon, ...

Author: Carsten Zelle

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783835342538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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"Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert" wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts gegründet und wird seit 1987 zur wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift der deutschen Dixhuitièmisten ausgebaut.

The Century Dictionary

The novelists have , for the better spinning out of paraBp . Earle , Micro - cosmographie , An Antiquary . graphs , and working down to the end of their ...

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:48349757

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 7076

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Signs Meaning and Experience

Ideal fixed points such as dictionary definitions may also serve as ... In the Novelist's Lexicon, the novelist David Peace, in an entry entitled '' ...

Author: Adrian Pablé

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501502316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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Integrationism offers a radically contextual approach to the sign and represents a direct challenge to academic linguistics. This book sets out for the general reader its key claims and insights and explores criticisms offered of its approach, as well as the paradoxes that arise from its attack on the notion of linguistic expertise. For the first time integrationism is subjected to an extended contrastive analysis with semiotics.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

The novelists have , for the better spinning out of paraB. Jonson , Case is Altered , v . 4 . Bp . Earle , Micro - cosmographie , An Antiquary . graphs ...

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6N87

Category: Biography

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A Year of Writing Dangerously

“Belief not based on proof,” says my dictionary. “Confidence and belief in ... Madeleine L'Engle 285. Writers' Words In The Novelist's Lexicon writers from all.

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608680511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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A successful author and writing teacher offers a wide range of inspiration and insights for burgeoning writers, helping them get over a sense of fear and risk that may be holding them back and stifling their creativity. Original.

Researching the Song A Lexicon

“Paganini” Francis Poulenc Louise deVilmorin MASEFIELD, JOHN ( – ): English poet, playwright, novelist, born in Herefordshire.

Author: Shirlee Emmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034698

Category: Music

Page: 528

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Contains more than 2,000 entries that supply information on the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song. This lexicon helps singers and accompanists enhance their performances of songs, by providing them with the background on the many references embedded in this vast repertoire.

The Cambridge Kant Lexicon

[Kant] mixed in, which he drew either from his own experience or from his reading, such as the best English novelists” (Rink 1805, 46).

Author: Julian Wuerth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038195

Category: Philosophy

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Immanuel Kant is widely recognized as one of the most important Western philosophers since Aristotle. His thought has had, and continues to have, a profound effect on every branch of philosophy, including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. This Lexicon contains detailed and original entries by 130 leading Kant scholars, covering Kant's most important concepts as well as each of his writings. Part I covers Kant's notoriously difficult philosophical concepts, providing entries on these individual 'trees' of Kant's philosophical system. Part II, by contrast, provides an overview of the 'forest' of Kant's philosophy, with entries on each of his published works and on each of his sets of lectures and personal reflections. This part is arranged chronologically, revealing not only the broad sweep of Kant's thought but also its development over time. Professors, graduate students, and undergraduates will value this landmark volume.