Wretched Writing

Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language.

Author: Kathryn Petras

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it’s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It’s also very funny. A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled clichés, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres. Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.

Wretched Land

Dedication In loving memory of my grandparents Pavlo and Hevronia Acknowledgement I would like to thank an amazing writer and teacher from Winghill Writing ...

Author: Mila Komarnisky

Publisher: Savant Books and Publications

ISBN: 9780982998779

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The historical novel describes passionate love, intense suffering and miraculous survival of one Ukrainian family who lived in a Ukrainian village through the hardships of World War I, Socialist Revolution, Russian Civil war, World War II, the famines of 1921, 1932-33, 1947, and a cruel Stalinist regime. 2011 Amazon Genre Bestseller.

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth

Reading Revolutionaries There exists a rich scholarly conversation about the literary strength and imagination of Bhagat Singh's writing, especially that ...

Author: J. Daniel Elam

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823289813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth recovers a genealogy of anticolonial thought that advocated collective inexpertise, unknowing, and unrecognizability. Early-twentieth-century anticolonial thinkers endeavored to imagine a world emancipated from colonial rule, but it was a world they knew they would likely not live to see. Written in exile, in abjection, or in the face of death, anticolonial thought could not afford to base its politics on the hope of eventual success, mastery, or national sovereignty. J. Daniel Elam shows how anticolonial thinkers theorized inconsequential practices of egalitarianism in the service of an impossibility: a world without colonialism. Framed by a suggestive reading of the surprising affinities between Frantz Fanon’s political writings and Erich Auerbach’s philological project, World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth foregrounds anticolonial theories of reading and critique in the writing of Lala Har Dayal, B. R. Ambedkar, M. K. Gandhi, and Bhagat Singh. These anticolonial activists theorized reading not as a way to cultivate mastery and expertise but as a way, rather, to disavow mastery altogether. To become or remain an inexpert reader, divesting oneself of authorial claims, was to fundamentally challenge the logic of the British Empire and European fascism, which prized self-mastery, authority, and national sovereignty. Bringing together the histories of comparative literature and anticolonial thought, Elam demonstrates how these early-twentieth-century theories of reading force us to reconsider the commitments of humanistic critique and egalitarian politics in the still-colonial present.

Wretched Refuge

It is the shift in careers—from composer to writer—that allows him to leave the U.S. for good: “I might have gone on as a composer.

Author: Jessica Datema

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443819947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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Recent literary expressions of the immigrant experience reveal the postmodern narrative obsession with the immigrant as cultural and political outlier. Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern asks us to reimagine this preoccupation with what Junot Diaz calls the “actual flows of third world bodies” as part of a larger, more pertinent motif of the postmodern itinerant. As a figure of cultural becoming, the itinerant stands for displacement and dispersion, exceeding the confines of physical location, political subjectivity, and relation to the natural world. Thus, Wretched Refuge seeks to map the cosmopolitan positionalities of an immigrant or exilic experience: the itinerant, the migrant, and other “foreign” bodies. The essays in Wretched Refuge consider fiction, memoir, and pop-culture genres that reconceive time, space, and the shifting situatedness of the subject within nature, politics, and culture. The book weaves together modern and postmodern visions of itinerancy in the writings of Cormac McCarthy, Bob Dylan, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jhumpa Lahiri, Roberto Bolaño, Paul Bowles, and Bill McKibben, among others. Throughout these radically different narratives, the trace of the itinerant suggests a cosmopolitan response to localized anxieties about global hegemony.

Wretched Affections

Set amidst the heart-wrenching, emotional saga of misplaced endearment, Wretched Affections! pulls at your heartstrings with the palpably solemn and melancholic narration that traces the love story of Arnav Raizada and his undesirable wife, ...

Author: Fe-en-Dios

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728383798

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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A tale of flawed individuals who find love together, in a destined marriage, unravels the deepest desires and the downtrodden fears of inane human instinct, which, when set afloat, broaches apocalyptic circumstances. Set amidst the heart-wrenching, emotional saga of misplaced endearment, Wretched Affections! pulls at your heartstrings with the palpably solemn and melancholic narration that traces the love story of Arnav Raizada and his undesirable wife, Khushi Arnav Raizada, who, by stroke of fate, find themselves bound to each other in holy matrimony.

Chambers s Journal

WRETCHED WRITERS . 163 while the other pulls slowly along in water from and had succeeded in hitting upon three different four to fifteen feet deep .



ISBN: UCAL:B3057815



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Masculinity and the English Working Class

As I am a wretched bad writer, many of my friends have advised me to practise ... I am now about to write a sort of journal, to note down some of the chief ...

Author: Ying Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135860325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes. The book also maps the relationship between two trends: the early nineteenth-century efflorescence of published working-class autobiographies (in which working men construct their identities for a broad readership); and a contemporaneous surge of public interest in "the lower orders" that finds reflection in the depiction of working-class characters in popular novels by middle-class authors. The book mimics this point of convergence by pairing three working-class autobiographies with three middle-class novels. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of work: domestic service, manual (not artisanal) labour, and literary labour (and the opportunities it offers for social advancement). Ying considers the specific ways in which classed and gendered consciousness emerges autobiographically and its significance in the writing of working-class subjectivity for public consumption. Then mainstream novels by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Kingsley are re-read from the perspective of these autobiographical pressure points.

Hope for the Wretched

By writing about lessons he deemed to be most valuable from his long experience , Dr. Neal gave added truth to Carlyle's statement that " No act of a man ...

Author: Ernest E. Neal


ISBN: NWU:35556011410735

Category: Developing countries

Page: 130

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Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

In contrast to the 20th-century corpus, NW heads the writing presentation ... a summarizing effect and therefore creates cohesion: This wretched note was ...

Author: Beatrix Busse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190920821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.

Calcutta Review

They merely learn to trace the letters of the Alphabet , to write a few names ... wherein their wretched writing and far more wretched orthography , almost ...



ISBN: UCAL:B2994231



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The British Letter Writers

O wretched writers ! Unfortunate it , do not tell him that I have any intention of bards ! What is Bobby Miller's back shop to do offering it to him ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4588948

Category: English letters

Page: 536

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Bengal as a Field of Missions

Hence when brought into life , numberless instances occur wherein their wretched writing and far more wretched orthography , almost the dictate of every ...

Author: Macleod Wylie


ISBN: OXFORD:N13227486

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 389

View: 651


The Wretched Atom

I began thinking about international dimensions of science and technology as a PhD student in the 1990s, and I even considered writing a history of the ...

Author: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197526927

Category: History

Page: 336

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A groundbreaking narrative of how the United States offered the promise of nuclear technology to the developing world and its gamble that other nations would use it for peaceful purposes. After the Second World War, the United States offered a new kind of atom that differed from the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This atom would cure diseases, produce new foods, make deserts bloom, and provide abundant energy for all. It was an atom destined for the formerly colonized, recently occupied, and mostly non-white parts of the world that were dubbed the "wretched of the earth" by Frantz Fanon. The "peaceful atom" had so much propaganda potential that President Dwight Eisenhower used it to distract the world from his plan to test even bigger thermonuclear weapons. His scientists said the peaceful atom would quicken the pulse of nature, speeding nations along the path of economic development and helping them to escape the clutches of disease, famine, and energy shortfalls. That promise became one of the most misunderstood political weapons of the twentieth century. It was adopted by every subsequent US president to exert leverage over other nations' weapons programs, to corner world markets of uranium and thorium, and to secure petroleum supplies. Other countries embraced it, building reactors and training experts. Atomic promises were embedded in Japan's postwar recovery, Ghana's pan-Africanism, Israel's quest for survival, Pakistan's brinksmanship with India, and Iran's pursuit of nuclear independence. As The Wretched Atom shows, promoting civilian atomic energy was an immense gamble, and it was never truly peaceful. American promises ended up exporting violence and peace in equal measure. While the United States promised peace and plenty, it planted the seeds of dependency and set in motion the creation of today's expanded nuclear club.

This Wretched Splendour

Conor (impatiently) I'm trying to write a letter. Peter Oh, that's right, just forget about it and get on with the important things in life.

Author: Rebecca Wilby

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781446154199


Page: 80

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A full-length stageplay in two acts. Seven bored and demoralised survivors in a Flanders trench in 1916 find their lives transformed by the arrival of a new officer, David Cartwright. With his bright charisma and subversive approach to authority he inspires them to face their seemingly inevitable fate with courage, high-spirited stoicism and a sanguine sense of humour – the only defence against a bleak and mindless war. "An engaging, affectionate foray into an alien world." - Time Out

The Poetics of Reading

This self - reflexivity is for Kafka a way to write the self , to become a subject . ... writing : Wretched , wretched , and yet with good intentions .

Author: Eitel Friedrich Timm

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 1879751313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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Situates the act of critical reading in the context of poetic aesthetics.