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  • The Memoir Bookby Patti Miller

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    A clear, engaging and practical 'how-to' guide to writing a memoir, by Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing, Patti Miller. more...

  • How to Writeby Richard Rhodes

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich with personal... more...

  • Hieroglyph of Timeby Marianne Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 40.00

    Hieroglyph of Time was first published in 1981. "A dance of the intellect among words," Ezra Pound called the sestina. A poetic form invented by a Provençal troubadour, Arnaut Daniel, the sestina was elaborated and refined by Petrarch and is used today exactly as it was created. In Hieroglyph of Time, the first critical study of the sestina,... more...

  • Formal Approaches to Poetryby B. Elan Dresher; Nila Friedberg

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    This book will create greater public awareness of some recent exciting findings in the formal study of poetry. The last influential volume on the subject, Rhythm and Meter , edited by Paul Kiparsky and Gilbert Youmans, appeared fifteen years ago. Since that time, a number of important theoretical developments have taken place, which... more...

  • Academic Writing and Publishingby James Hartley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    Academic Writing and Publishing will show academics (mainly in the social sciences) how to write and publish research articles. Its aim is to supply examples and brief discussions of recent work in all aspects of the area in short, sharp chapters. It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "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... more...

  • Poetry as Spiritual Practiceby Robert McDowell

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 18.99

    "[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...

  • Poetic Creationby Carl Fehrman

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    Myths of creativity have changed throughout Western literary history. The Romantic era cherished the idea of creativity as a spontaneous, unpremeditated act, closely related to improvisation. In the twentieth century the myth of the writer as a worker amo more...

  • Poesie der Grammatik und Grammatik der Poesieby Roman Jakobson; Hendrik Birus; Sebastian Donat

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 559.00

    Roman Jakobsons monumentales Alterswerk Poetry of Grammar and Grammar of Poetry (1981) samt seinen späteren Ergänzungen war und ist eine theoretische Herausforderung für die Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft wie für die verschiedensten Einzelphilologien. Aus der souveränen Vielsprachigkeit dieser linguistischen Gedichtanalysen... more...

  • Poeticsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Aristotle''s Poetics aims to give an account of what he calls ''poetry'' (covering the lyric, the epos, and the drama). Aristotle attempts to explain ''poetry'' through ''first principles''... more...