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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
By Pantheon Books
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ean: 9780679435204, isbn: 0679435204,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
''Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said. 'Bird by bird, buddy.

Writers: Their Lives and Works
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ean: 9781465474773, isbn: 1465474773,

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From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, this DK book features more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers.Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured novelist, playwright, or poet, biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. Each entry explains how the

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ean: 9780374537975, isbn: 0374537976,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews
The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacherDraft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction

Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir
By Tarcher
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ean: 9781585420902, isbn: 1585420905,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic.''Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt,'' writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish

The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States (Dodo Press)
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ean: 9781409956518, isbn: 1409956512,

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Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, and acerbic critic of American life and culture. Mencken, known as the ''Sage of Baltimore'', is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899, then moved to The Baltimore Sun in 1906. He continued to contribute to the Sun full time or occasionally until 1948, when he

The American Language: A Preliminary Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States (Classic Reprint)
By Forgotten Books
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ean: 9780265242476, isbn: 0265242479,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 198 reviews
Excerpt from The American Language: A Preliminary Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United StatesI am thus neither teacher, nor prophet, nor reformer, but merely inquirer. The exigencies of my vocation make me almost com pletely bilingual; moreover, I have a hand for a compromise dialect which embodies the common materials of both languages, and is thus free from offense on both sides of the water - as befits the editor of a magazine published in both countries. But that compromise

Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises: 1923-1934 (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies)
By Northwestern University Press
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ean: 9780810125261, isbn: 0810125269,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
The first extensive examination of Stein's notebooks, manuscripts and letters, prepared over a period of twenty years, Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises asks new questions and explores new ways of reading Stein. This definitive study give us a finely detailed, deeply felt understanding of Stein, the great modernist, throughout one of her most productive periods. From ''An Elucidation'' in 1923 to Lectures In America in 1934, Ulla E. Dydo examines the process of the making and remaking of

The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongue
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ean: 9781400033232, isbn: 9781400033232,

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Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser’s call for original essays on the subject of language–the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels spoke only Yiddish until he was five, and still found its traces in his English language writing. Belgian-born Luc Sante loved his French

Languages, Myths and History: An Introduction to the Linguistic and Literary Background of J. R. R. Tolkien's Fiction
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 274 reviews
Languages, Myths and History: An Introduction to the Linguistic and Literary background of J. R. R. Tolkien's Fiction introduces languages and literatures which were particularly important for Tolkien as a writer. Tolkien was a university professor, specialising in early Germanic languages, such as Old English, Old Norse and Gothic. He also, on many occasions, wrote about his fascination with the Finnish language and epic poetry. As is well known, these professional and literary interests had

The American Language
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
This groundbreaking study clarifies the differences between British and American English and defines the distinguishing characteristics of American English. Cigar-chomping newspaperman H. L. Mencken succeeds not only in providing a lucid description of the American language but also in making his readers laugh, wince, and nod in agreement. It's a readable and fascinating study on why you say ''tomayto'' and I say ''tomahto.'' A must read for anyone who loves words..

A Language Older Than Words
By Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing
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ean: 9781931498555, isbn: 1931498555,

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At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better.Ships from Vermont.

Caught in the Web of Words: James A. H. Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
By Yale Univ Pr
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ean: 9780300021318, isbn: 0300021313,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 181 reviews
An account of the life and scholarly career of the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and of the writing of the Dictionary itself.

The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780198610694, isbn: 0198610696,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 180 reviews
Tolkien's first job, on returning home from World War I, was as an assistant on the staff of the OED. He later said that he had ''learned more in those two years than in any other equal part of his life.'' The Ring of Words reveals how his professional work on the Oxford English Dictionary influenced Tolkien's creative use of language in his fictional world. Here three senior editors of the OED offer an intriguing exploration of Tolkien's career as a lexicographer and illuminate his creativity

Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands
By Brand: University Press of Mississippi
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ean: 9781604732146, isbn: 1604732148,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
Through a series of interviews with nine acclaimed authors, Conversations with Mexican American Writers explores the languages and literature of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as a confluence of social, cultural, historical, and political forces. In their conversations, these authors discuss their linguistic choices within the context of language policies and language attitudes in the United States, as well as the East Coast publishing industry's mandates.The interviews reveal the cultural and

The American Language
By Knopf
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Book about the American Language.

E. T. A. Hoffmann's Other World: The Romantic Author and His "New Mythology" (University of Pennsylvania Studies in Germanic Languages and)
By University of Pennsylvania Press
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ean: 9781512804799, isbn: 1512804797,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
In this study of the imaginary universe of Germany's most famous author of fantasy, Kenneth Negus attempts to establish the coherency and fathom the depth of the ''other world'' manifested in Hoffmann's many tales.Proceeding mainly from Der Goldene Topf, Hoffmann's most fully developed mystical work, Negus shows how the figures, themes, and motifs Hoffmann established permeate his tales, forming a basic overall structure that embodies creation, destruction, and the interaction of the two

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