Exercises in Style

This virtuoso set of variations is a linguistic rust-remover, and a guide to literary forms. However, as a sonnet, each in a radically different style, this anecdote is told 99 more times, in slang, an opera, and with many more permutations. A work of genius in a brilliant translation by Barbara Wright….

Endlessly fascinating and very funny. Philip pullman the plot of Exercises in Style is simple: a man gets into an argument with another passenger on a bus.

99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style

Used book in Good Condition. Inspired by raymond queneau’s 1947 exercises in Style, a mainstay of creative writing courses, Madden’s project demonstrates the expansive range of possibilities available to all storytellers. Here is a chance to see the full scope of opportunities available to the storyteller, each applied to a single scenario: varying points of view, formal reimaginings, visual and verbal parodies, and radical shuffling of the basic components of the story.

99 ways to tell a story provides a model that will spark productive conversations among all types of creative people: novelists, screenwriters, graphic designers, and cartoonists. Madden’s amazing series of approaches will inspire storytellers to think through and around obstacles that might otherwise prevent them from getting good ideas onto the page.

99 ways to tell a story is a series of engrossing one-page comics that tell the same story ninety-nine different ways. Readers are taken on an enlightening tour—sometimes amusing, always surprising—through the world of the story. Writers and artists in every media will find Madden’s collection especially useful, even revelatory.


4 A.M. Breakthrough: Unconventional Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction

Surprise yourself. Anything can happen—even at 4 a. M. Used book in Good Condition. Choose an exercise. To create fiction on the verge. In the 4 A. M. Behind the theory of exercises is an attitude of curiosity and expectancy, a desire to ask questions of yourself and of the world, to boldly—or not so boldly—stick a toe into the waters of something fresh, provocative, and exhilarating.

Realize all that is possible in your fictionwriters have long turned to exercises for help with beginning—be it a new piece of fiction, a daily routine, or a serious writing life. Breakthrough, companion to The 3 A. M. Epiphany, designed to help you expand your understanding of the problems and processes of more complex, award-winning author and professor Brian Kiteley presents you with another 200 stimulating exercises, satisfying fiction and to challenge you to produce works of which you never thought yourself capable.

You'll learn how to:train your writing instincts, automatic processtackle challenging concepts and themes, so you'll approach your fiction in the spirit of discovery, such as Language Games, Money & Class, laying a foundation for larger, so creation becomes a more organic, and History, more significant writing projectsMake your writing process more fun and experimental, The Mind, rather than with anxietyOpen the book.


alphabet New Directions

Born in 1935, inger Christensen is Denmark's best known poet. Her award-winning alphabet is based structurally on Fibonacci's sequence a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the two previous numbers, in combination with the alphabet. A startling and gorgeous work by Denmark's most admired poet finally available in English translation.

In alphabet, christensen creates a framework of psalm-like forms that unfold like expanding universes, while crystallizing both the beauty and the potential for destruction that permeate our times. Awarded the american-scandinavian pen translation Prize by Michael Hamburger, Susanna Nied's translation of alphabet introduces Inger Christensen's poetry to US readers for the first time.

The gorgeous poetry herein reflects a complex philosophical background, yet has a visionary quality, discovering the metaphysical in the simple stuff of everyday life. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature

Used book in Good Condition. A remarkable collection of writings by members of the group known as the Oulipo Ouvroir de litterature potentiale, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, among others, this anthology includes, Jacques Roubaud, and Raymond Queneau. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Founded in paris in 1960, the Oulipo views imaginative writing as an exercise dominated by the method of "constraints. While a major contribution to literary theory, and also great fun, Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature is perhaps most distinguished as an indispensable guide to writers.

Imaginative Writing 4th Edition

Imaginative writing is a very popular book for courses on teaching the craft of creative writing. Alert: before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. In addition, provided by your instructor,  you may need a CourseID, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

. After an introduction, the next five chapters each investigate a specific element of craft—Image, Voice, Setting, Character, and Story—from a perspective that crosses all genres. Used or rental books if you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.

Used book in Good Condition. New "try this" exercises give students plenty of practice. This textbook discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. Check with the seller prior to purchase. Access codes access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code.

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The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

In this practical, he explains, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, instructive handbook, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. John gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence.

This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.

All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo: 1963 - 2018

Since its inception in paris in 1960, the ouLiPo―ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or workshop for potential literature―has continually expanded our sense of what writing can do. Combining fiction, meditating on and subverting the facts of life, poetry, essays and lectures, love, and never-published internal correspondence―along with the acrobatically constrained writing and complexly structured narratives that have become synonymous with oulipian practice―this volume shows a unique group of thinkers and artists at work and at play, and the group itself.

It’s an unprecedentedly intimate and comprehensive glimpse at the breadth and diversity of one of world literature’s most vital, adventurous presences. Discussed: sharks as poets and vice versa, novel classifications for real or imaginary libraries, what happens at Fahrenheit 452, holiday closures across the Francophone world, the monumental sadness of difficult loves, the Brisbane pitch drop experiment, the obsolescence of the novel, the symbolic significance of the cup-and-ball game, Warren G.

Harding’s dark night of the soul, métro poems, cartoon eodermdromes, literary madness, oscillating poems, bilingual palindromes, metric poems, Marcel Duchamp’s imperviousness to conventional spacetime laws, straw cultivation. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. But the actual work of the group in its full, radiant collectivity has never before been showcased in English.

It’s produced, u, a detective novel without the letter e and a sequel of sorts without a, among many other marvels, o, i, or y; an epic poem structured by the Parisian métro system; a story in the form of a tarot reading; a poetry book in the form of a game of go; and a suite of sonnets that would take almost 200 million years to read completely.

Life: A User's Manual English and French Edition

On june 23, like an onion being peeled, unlikely, an extraordinarily rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, moving, 1975-Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, funny, or sometimes quite ordinary.

From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist; from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, Life is a manual of human irony, to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world.

But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and as inspiring in its break with tradition as Joyce's Ulysses.

Translated from French by David Bellos. Over twenty years ago, life a user's manual, hailed by the times Literary Supplement, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, The Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century. We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth-anniversary edition of Life.

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The Xenotext: Book 1

Many artists seek to attain immortality through their art, but few would expect their work to outlast the human race and live on for billions of years. Used book in Good Condition. Coach House Books. Coli, anomalous poem into the genome of an unkillable bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans, which can, in turn, Bök is on the verge of enciphering a beautiful, benign protein, responding to it by manufacturing a viable, "read" his text, whose sequence of amino acids enciphers yet another poem.

The engineered organism might conceivably serve as a post-apocalyptic archive, capable of outlasting our civilization. Book i of the xenotext constitutes a kind of "demonic grimoire, texts, " providing a scientific framework for the project with a series of poems, and illustrations. Used book in Good Condition.

Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. The xenotext is experimental poetry in the truest sense of the term. Christian bök is the author of crystallography 1994 and Eunoia 2001, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize. The book sets the conceptual groundwork for the second volume, which will document the experiment itself.

. He teaches at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P.S.

She looks to john le carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted.

Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. Vintage. Coach House Books. She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Woolf, Dickens, Austen, Flaubert, Kafka, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured.

Written with passion, and wisdom, humor, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Used book in Good Condition. In reading like a writer, prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters.