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  • Editor Of Genius Max Perkins
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    Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Max Perkins once wrote to Thomas Wolfe that " [t] here could be nothing so important as a book can be". Perkins lived and died believing this, as A. Scott Berg attests with his book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. Berg's book begins by describing a rainy evening in mid-Manhattan where a class of budding editors and publishers awaits the infamous Maxwell Perkins for a discussion on editing. Here Berg reveals Perkins as "unlikely for his profession: he was a terrible ...
  • Gould's Final Collection Of Essays
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    A grand finale I Have Landed Stephen Jay Gould Jonathan Cape 17.99, pp 418 It is ironic that the great evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould - who wrote so majestically and informatively about life in all its rich, biological intricacy - has produced a valedictory work so redolent of death. Apart from the author's own demise last week, I Have Landed is striking for its unexpected images of loss and grieving, notably those concerned with the destruction of the World Trade Centre. It is a measu...
  • Third Wave Feminists Need
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    Feminism was a very political movement during its first and second waves. The new Third Wave of feminism is quite different from the previous two. These three feminist writers all shed light on the views of modern feminists. Katie Roiphe has contributed to the New York Times Magazine and Playboy. She has also published two books, The Mourning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism on Campus, and more recently, Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at the Century's End. Roiphe's essay The Independent Wo...
  • Flannery O Connor
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    If you try to get more from a writer than what you seen on the page, usually depends on the writer and their ability to make you see, and of course your own imagination. When the writers stories are so different and the characters are so clear, you sometimes think you know something about that writer and who they were. People say that a writer can be found in their words. However, some writers are good writers not only because of their words and works. One writer that goes beyond words is a writ...
  • Fishers Work
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    The Life and Death of M.F.K. Fisher M.F.K. Fishers full name is Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, she was born in Albion, Michigan on July 3, 1908 and died at the age of eighty - three suffering from Parkinson's disease. Fisher was raised in Whittier California, by Episcopalian parents. Her father purchased the Daily new's in Whittier in 1911 which in turn caused "Fisher to grow up surrounded by Journalism". (Sietsema 3) It was said that Fisher began telling stories at the age of four. Fishers passio...
  • Criticism Of Society In Breakfast By John Steinbeck
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    Steinbeck criticising society in 'Breakfast' by John Steinbeck The story "Breakfast" by John Steinbeck is a description of a warm experience he had had. The story also has indirectly criticized society. The writer was fascinated by their simple living. Their high spirits, simple airs, their satisfaction and hospitality, all had an element of beauty in them which put an everlasting impression on the writer's mind. The deep impression it made was also because the writer was cognizant of the bitter...
  • Writer Details The Events Of Morrison's Life
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    Papers On Biographies Page 1 of 37 Douglas MacArthur and The Second World War [ send me this paper ] An 8 page overview and discussion of General MacArthur's military career- - particularly his role in World War II. For the most part, MacArthur is described as a hero for his strategic involvement in numerous maneuvers including the all-important decision to explode the worlds' first atomic weapons over Japan. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Filename: Macarthur. wpsAuden's Life & Works [ send me th...
  • Great Prose Writers
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    1. A good book is the offspring of many fathers and the father of many offspring. 2. Writer's Goal By art to attain simplicity. 3. A good style is simple and powerful, like a wave breaking on a beach. 4. Simplicity La Bruy re, knowing that many writers make the mistake of expressing simple things in a complex way, gave this advice to writers: "if you want to say that it is raining, say: 'It is raining'". Simplicity is the mark of good prose, and it's also a virtue in other branches of culture, s...
  • Writer Mvl
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    Watching the dictators Obs: What was the inspiration for The Feast of the Goat MVL: In 1975, I went to the Dominican Republic for eight months during the shooting of a film based on my novel Captain Panto ja and the Special Service. It was during this period I heard and read about Trujillo. I had the idea of a novel set with this historical background. It's a long project. I went many times to the Dominican Republic to read the papers, and also to interview many people: victims, neutral people a...
  • In His Fascination Of The Bush Lawson
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    This essay elaborates on various reasons why Henry Lawson is so fascinated with the Australian bush. The reason why Lawson is so fascinated is because of the conditions in which he grew up and his life as a writer. This essay also discusses the fascination of Lawson, In his fascination of the bush Lawson demonstrates malevolence. There are many stories that prove this, but there is one story, which show his dislike as clear as crystal, In A Dry Season. As with any writer, Lawson's work reflects ...
  • Interest Reta Winters And The Author
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    Up at the end of lonely streetUnlessCarol Shields Fourth Estate 16.99, pp 224 Carol Shields has always been a beguiling writer. She'd have you think her concerns were little affairs of the heart, the minor compromises women make with love, the ways in which her characters might hold on to contentment, or find hope and satisfaction in the everyday. But at the root of her fiction, beneath the often well-kempt surfaces of the lives she describes, there is as much unflinching emotional truth as in t...

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