Literary Authority and the Modern Chinese Writer

to locating and analyzing the ways in which Chinese writers theorized their
selves , their work , and their texts . 1 Thus my study of the problem of literary
authority began with the reading of Chinese autobiographies , which I initially ...

Author: Wendy Larson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021987030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Throughout the twentieth century, Chinese writers have confronted the problem of creating a new literary tradition that both maintains the culturally unique aspects of a rich heritage and succeeds in promoting a new modernity. In the first book-length treatment of the topic, Wendy Larson examines the contradictory forms of authority at work in the autobiographical texts of modern Chinese writers and scholars and the way these conflicts helped to shape and determine the manner in which writers viewed themselves, their texts, and their work. Larson focuses on the most famous writers associated with the May Fourth Movement, a group most active in the 1920s and 1930s, and their fundamental ambivalence about writing. She analyzes how their writing paradoxically characterized textual labor as passive, negative, and inferior to material labor and the more physical political work of social progress, and she describes the ways they used textual means to devalue literary labor. The impact of China's increasing contact with the West—particularly the ways in which Western notions of “individualism” and “democracy” influenced Chinese ideologies of self and work—is considered. Larson also studies the changes in China's social structure, notably those linked to the abolition in 1905 of the educational exam system, which subsequently broke the link between the mastery of certain texts and the attainment of political power, further denigrating the cultural role of the writer.

The Writer s Creative Workbook

What kind of a writer would you like to be? Do you know what would help you to
accomplish this, and what stops you? Perhaps you are already an experienced
writer, who feels the need for a boost to your creativity. Or perhaps you are a ...

Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782408901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The Writer’s Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing. Focusing on the transformative process of writing and conscious creativity, this beautifully illustrated part-manual, part-journal explores the holistic value of writing for writing’s sake. Author Joy Kenward invites story-tellers, poets, travel-writers, journalists and letter-writers – in fact anyone curious about the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and its relevance to the modern creative voice – to embrace affirmations, meditations and Buddhist wisdom. With practical exercises and astute notes on dissolving creative block, planning, time, and caring for your words, this is a must-have companion to help any creative wordsmith flow, flourish, and be mindful.

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer

b. cut Out the redundant Because legal writers often use the first draft to think
through their analysis, repetition of words, phrases, and ideas is common. As you
revise your document, read it aloud to identify needless repetition. Do you have
two ...

Author: Jill Barton

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543802146

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the first-year legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today’s law students. The coursebook’s focus is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents using numerous examples and step-by-step instruction. The authors provide practical lessons on the basic writing and research tasks attorneys perform daily and include annotated samples written by judges, practitioners, and the authors. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, legal research, and citation using a “handbook” format, allowing easy access to key information. It also provides the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice. New to the Second Edition: Updated and expanded approaches to writing Questions Presented Expanded instruction on how to write shorter and less formal legal memos to reflect an increasingly modern approach Dozens of new examples from recently decided cases and additional examples of commonly prepared legal documents, including objective memos, emails, letters, and motions A new, short chapter on the IRAC organizational structure, guiding students on how to write law school exam answers and bar exam essays Updated guidance on writing style and grammar to reflect an increasingly modern approach in legal writing. For example, most Supreme Court justices now use contractions regularly and use "since" interchangeably with "because" even though the vast majority of legal writing textbooks advise otherwise. Professors and students will benefit from: Comprehensive coverage of all first-year legal writing topics (predictive and persuasive writing, grammar and writing style, professional correspondence, judicial writing, oral argument, research, and citation)—allowing students to use one book for all two (or three) semesters Concise and readable style that makes the book a “breath of fresh air” from other assigned law school reading Easy-to-grasp concept of “anchors” that move new law students from effective case reading and briefing to effective legal writing A multitude of annotated examples to show students how to put their legal writing skills into practice and to illustrate how to write commonly assigned documents, including objective memos, emails, letters, judicial opinions, persuasive motions, and appellate briefs

How to Become a Writer

When a writer expresses his individuality and his mood with accuracy, lucidity,
and sincerity, and with an absence of ugliness, then he achieves good style.
Style—it cannot be too clearly understood —is not a certain splendid something
which ...

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664559517

Category: Self-Help

Page: 247

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"How to Become a Writer" is a book of practical advice for everyone interested in writing. Arnold Bennett provides useful advice on how to develop as an artist. He gives tips on how to start the creative process of writing and how to develop a unique literary style. Finally, the author provides a long list of recommended books written in English every person should read. How to Become an Author The Literary Career The Formation of Style Journalism Short Stories Sensational and Other Serials The Novel Non-fictional Writing The Business Side of Books The Occasional Author Playwriting Specimen Page Showing Correcting for Press The Author's Craft Seeing Life Writing Novels Writing Plays The Artist and the Public The Truth about an Author Literary Taste: How to Form It The Aim Your Particular Case Why a Classic is a Classic Where to Begin How to Read a Classic The Question of Style Wrestling With an Author System in Reading Verse Broad Counsels An English Library: Period I An English Library: Period II An English Library: Period III Mental Stocktaking

The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

For fifty years Poets & Writers has been a trusted companion on what often is a
long and lonely journey to publication. The organization was founded by Galen
Williams in 1970 with an initial grant from the New York State Council on the Arts
 ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

Literature and the Writer

Literature and the Writer was first conceived with the hope the essays would shed light on several dimensions of the authorial craft.

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016531

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Literature and the Writer was first conceived with the hope the essays would shed light on several dimensions of the authorial craft. It was the hope of the editor that the selected essays would examine not only writers' choice of vocabulary, but also their deliberate selection of grammatical constructions and word order and their seamless weaving together of plots and imagery. Moreover, the analyses would also draw attention to how the writing process impacts the development of characters and the formulation of thematic strands in fiction. Thus, a wide variety of authors are deliberately selected to give the text depth: writers of popular fiction as well as modern classics are included, and contrasts are established between traditional writers and those who prefer to follow experimental trends. Modernists are set against postmodernists, absurdists vs. realists, minority ethnicities vs. majority cultures, and dominant genders appear in contrast to subordinated ones. Clearly, the major tenet of the collection is that the writing profession provides an unending dilemma that deserves to be explored in more detail as readers try to determine how authorial voices confuse while simultaneously elucidating their audience, how texts are constructed by authors and yet deconstructed by the very words they choose to include, how silence functions as inaudible yet audible discourse; and how authorial self-concept shapes not only itself but is also echoed in the fictional characters / writers who appear in the texts.

Writer s Diary Volume 1

Winner of the AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award This is the first paperback edition of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810115166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 821

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Winner of the AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award This is the first paperback edition of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared in the Diary itself.

The Careful Writer

A handbook of alphabetized entries which provide answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.

Author: Theodore M. Bernstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684826325

Category: Education

Page: 487

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A handbook of alphabetized entries which provide answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.

Archetype Architecture and the Writer

" --Journal of Modern LiteratureBettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Author: Bettina Liebowitz Knapp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253308577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." —Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Jung as a Writer

Traces a relationship between Jung and literature by analysing his texts using the methodology of literary theory, shedding new light on his psychology and its relationship with literature as a cultural practice.

Author: Susan Rowland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1583919023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Jung as a Writer traces a relationship between Jung and literature by analysing his texts using the methodology of literary theory. This investigation serves to illuminate the literary nature of Jung's writing in order to shed new light on his psychology and its relationship with literature as a cultural practice. Jung employed literary devices throughout his writing, including direct and indirect argument, anecdote, fantasy, myth, epic, textual analysis and metaphor. Susan Rowland examines Jung's use of literary techniques in several of his works, including Anima and Animus, On the Nature of the Psyche, Psychology and Alchemy and Synchronicity and describes Jung's need for literature in order to capture in writing his ideas about the unconscious. Jung as a Writer succeeds in demonstrating Jung's contribution to literary and cultural theory in autobiography, gender studies, postmodernism, feminism, deconstruction and hermeneutics and concludes by giving a new culturally-orientated Jungian criticism. The application of literary theory to Jung's works provides a new perspective on Jungian Psychology that will be of interest to anyone involved in the study of Jung, Psychoanalysis, literary theory and cultural studies.

Who s who of Indian Writers 1999 A M

The End-Century Edition Of The Who'S Who Of Indian Writers, Is An Invaluable Work Of Reference For Writers, Publishers, Readers And Students Of Literary History.

Author: Kartik Chandra Dutt

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 8126008733

Category: Authors, Indic

Page: 1490

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The End-Century Edition Of The Who'S Who Of Indian Writers, Is An Invaluable Work Of Reference For Writers, Publishers, Readers And Students Of Literary History. For Ease Of Use, The Entries Are Arranged Alphabetically By Surname Or Part Of The Name Preferred By The Writers Themselves. A Large Number Of Cross- References Are Provided To Facilitate The Location And Identification Of The Writers.

How to Read Like a Writer

What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

Author: Mike Bunn

Publisher: The Saylor Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 17

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When you Read Like a Writer (RLW) you work to identify some of the choices the author made so that you can better understand how such choices might arise in your own writing. The idea is to carefully examine the things you read, looking at the writerly techniques in the text in order to decide if you might want to adopt similar (or the same) techniques in your writing. You are reading to learn about writing. Instead of reading for content or to better understand the ideas in the writing (which you will automatically do to some degree anyway), you are trying to understand how the piece of writing was put together by the author and what you can learn about writing by reading a particular text. As you read in this way, you think about how the choices the author made and the techniques that he/she used are influencing your own responses as a reader. What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

SF Writer

It's not an accident that SF Writer looks exceptionally fresh and contemporary. In this edition, the media is part of the message. Yet SF Writer doesn't forget its responsibilities as a guide to grammar, mechanics, usage, and documentation.

Author: John J. Ruszkiewicz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321003543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

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With SF Writer 2/e the authors did more than offer a revision--they created a new kind of handbook. SF Writer 2/e takes the writer in its title seriously. From its opening paragraph to its concluding almanac, the handbook examines the writing process today from the perspective of writers, young and old, learning new roles and reaching new audiences. The style of SF Writer is energetic and witty, the advice fresh and contemporary, the design ground-breaking. Almost every major element of SF Writer is new or significantly revised, beginning with an organization that removes the barriers between writing and research. While most handbooks put the chapters on research in back of the book, SF Writer locates these essential strategies up front, in Part II: Thinking and Research. This new arrangement helps writers appreciate better the connection between college research and other essential activities such as Reading Critically and Writing Persuasively, also examined in Part II. Equally fresh is Part I: Working as a Writer, which presents writing as a dynamic activity grounded in practical choices and familiar genres. Writer also includes an innovative chapter on Evaluating Writing. No other handbook in SF Writer's field covers this sensitive, but important topic. SF Writer breaks new ground, too, in expanding its coverage of document design and writing for the Web. A full section is now devoted to these subjects, featuring fresh material and rich illustrations. Uniquely, SF Writer treats the design of print and electronic documents as a process, like writing itself. SF Writer embodies these design principals in a volume full of carefully chosen images and photographs--from section dividers that showcase the work of writers to an almanac featuring timelines of notable texts and authors. It's not an accident that SF Writer looks exceptionally fresh and contemporary. In this edition, the media is part of the message. Yet SF Writer doesn't forget its responsibilities as a guide to grammar, mechanics, usage, and documentation. Its coverage in these areas is unsurpassed. Yet even here, new themes are sounded. For example, the model MLA paper is by a student teacher wrestling with a state mandate for competency testing. undergraduate research in psychology. So both papers demonstrate that undergraduates today really can do serious work as writers and reach live audiences.

The Political Science Student Writer s Manual and Reader s Guide

The Political Science Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in political science.

Author: Gregory M. Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The Political Science Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in political science. The Political Science Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, Eighth Edition, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge about a wide range of political and governmental concepts, phenomena, and information sources. It begins by teaching beginning students to engage newspapers and other political media sources critically and analytically. It focuses on the crafts of writing and scholarship by providing the basics of grammar, style, formats and source citation, and then introduces students to a variety of rich information resources including the Congressional Record, Federal Register, and the Library of Congress. Students actively apply their knowledge and skills by corresponding with their representatives and commenting on pending government regulations. Part 1 concludes with campaign management, policy analysis, legislation assessment, and similar exercises that develop student skilled-observation proficiency. Part 2 prepares students to research, read, write, review, and critique political science scholarship. Finally, Part 3 teaches advanced students how to investigate public opinion; analyze domestic and international public policies; author amicus briefs; and participate in the universal community that deliberates the continuing rich tradition of political philosophy.

V S Naipaul Man and Writer

Offering a survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate for Literature, V S Naipaul, this book introduces the readers to the writer widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist.

Author: Gillian Dooley

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Offering a survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate for Literature, V S Naipaul, this book introduces the readers to the writer widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist. It assesses each of Naipaul's major publications in light of his stated intentions, and traces the development of his writing style over a forty-year career.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399525084

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.