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Revising Prose (5th Edition)
Richard A. Lanham

Longman, 2006

This remarkable little book, intended as a supplement for any course that requires writing, models a clear, step-by-step system for creating straight-forward, concise, intelligible and readable prose.


How to Write Powerful Prose: An essay by the author of 'Style'

Harriman House, 2012

Writing correct prose is one thing - writing powerful, persuasive prose quite another. F. L. Lucas, fellow of King's College, Cambridge and veteran of the Enigma team at Bletchley Park, wrote one of the 20th century's bestselling books on this second kind of writing. Lost for forty years, its dazzling and amusing advice is now back in print - and this eBook brings readers his brilliant essay on the same subject. A superbly condensed guide ...


Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel
Francine Prose

Harper, 2014

A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling itself. Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation, and freedom. It is a place of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where louche jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and ...


The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

Penguin Classics, 2006

Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end. This robust new ...


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

Harper Perennial, 2007

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. 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. She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers ...


Captain America: The Death of Captain America Prose Novel
Larry Hama

Marvel, 2014

Steve Rogers is dead! Long live Captain America! He was a hero to millions, an inspiration to America's armed services and the representative of his nation's greatest ideals. He lived for his country - and now, he has given his last final measure for the nation he loved, shot down in cold blood. In the aftermath of his death, Cap's longtime partner, the Falcon, makes revenge his first order of business. Sharon Carter finds herself spiraling out ...


Elizabeth Bishop

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

Elizabeth Bishop’s prose is not nearly as well known as her poetry, but she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as the publication of her letters has shown. Her stories are often on the borderline of memoir, and vice versa. From her college days, she could find the most astonishing yet thoroughly apt metaphors to illuminate her ideas. This volume—edited by the poet, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic, and Bishop scholar Lloyd ...


Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction
Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him. From that article grew a ...


Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose
Constance Hale

Broadway Books, 2001

Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone, Sin and Syntax covers grammar’s ground rules while revealing countless unconventional ...


Superheroes in Prose Volume Five: Magick with a k, 2013

Snow is so freaking cool. And I’m not talking about the Superhero named Snow (but he’s actually pretty cool too). No, I’m talking about snow-snow. Like the stuff people sing about at Christmas. Like the stuff Mom used to make snow cream out of. Like the stuff whitening everything in the city of Prose. It snowed four inches last night—unusual for Prose even in winter. And downright impossible in March … yet here it is: Clumps ...


The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)
R. K. Narayan

Penguin Classics, 2006

A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless versions in different languages. Here, drawing on the work of an eleventh-century poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the skills of a master novelist to re-create the excitement he ...


The Prose Reader: Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing with NEW MyCompLab -- Access Card Package (10th ...
Kim Flachmann, Michael Flachmann

Longman, 2013

ALERT:  Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you  select the correct ISBN . Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,  you may need a CourseID , provided by your instructor, to register for and use ...


Poisoned Prose (A Books by the Bay Mystery)
Ellery Adams

Berkley, 2013

When Olivia Limoges and other Oyster Bay patrons of the arts sponsor a retreat for famous storytellers, one of them is going to have a very unhappy ending…   Olivia thought gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation—the captivating performer ...


The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology
Snorri Sturluson

Simon & Brown, 2013

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology By Snorri Sturluson, Rasmus B. Anderson (Translated by)


Wallace Stevens : Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
Wallace Stevens, Frank Kermode, ...

Library of America, 1997

Wallace Stevens' unique voice combined meditative speculation and what he called the "essential gaudiness of poetry" in a body of work of astonishing profusion and exuberance. Now, for the first time, the works of America's supreme poet of the imagination are collected in one authoritative volume.


Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America)
Robert Frost

Library of America, 1995

A scholarly, annotated, and uniquely comprehensive edition gathers all of Frost's major poetry, a selection of previously unanthologized poems, and the most extensive offering of his prose writings ever published, along with an essay on the texts by the editors.


The Prose Edda
Snorri Sturluson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end.--(Text refers to ...


Superheroes in Prose Volume Six: I, Pink, 2013

Best. Day. Ever. And I deserve it too. More often than not, being a Superhero makes me feel like I’m stuck inside a hate-filled Alanis Morrissette song. But there are moments—not many, but a few—when the lifestyle exposes me to things so awesome, so fantastic, so … Magickal, that no matter how much the rest of my life may be circling a drain of doom, I just can’t help but grin like a kid who’s just seen Star Wars for the first ...


Superheroes in Prose Volume Eight: Magic with a c, 2014

"Gabe!" The alien inside my head says. “Bwa!” I jerk awake on Casa’s couch, foot knocking over a stack of books to my right. “And I just re-stacked those,” Casa says. He slowly turns the yellowed pages of a large book. The fireplace’s crackling logs cast twitching shadows across his ruffled salt and pepper hair. "I advise moving as little as possible." M says. "We’re still suffering from the effects of the jewel that ...


The Complete Walt Whitman: Drum-Taps, Leaves of Grass, Patriotic Poems, Complete Prose Works, The Wound ...

Bybliotech, 2014

Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the greats of American literature, despite causing great controversy in his own era, due to the apparent 'obscenity' of his works – in particular for his poetic masterpiece “Leaves of Grass”. This huge collection contains ALL of Walt Whitman's works – both poetry and prose. These have been separated into chapters based on the books in which they were originally published, and are as follows: ...



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