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The Novel

Author : Tim Parks
ISBN : 9780191060021
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. The Novel: A Survival Skill is the fruit of a lifetime's search for a different, more immediate, but again systematic and serious way of talking about literature. Developed over many years, it offers a completely new account of the relationship between a writer, his or her work, and the reader. As such it radically undermines traditional literary criticism and the various criteria used for evaluating a work of fiction. Drawing on ideas from systemic psychology, Tim Parks suggest that both the content and style of a novelist's work, the kind of stories told and the way in which they are told, form part of a more general strategy or simply habit of communication that the novelist has learned within his or her family of origin. The reader reacts to these in very much the same way he or she would react to the same communicative strategy in a real life encounter, different readers reacting differently depending on their own backgrounds and habits of communication. Looking at the different value structures that can dominate in any family—good/evil, independence/dependence, success/failure, belonging/exclusion—this book looks at how a number of major writers position themselves within these value structures, how this positioning is manifest in their writing, and how readers have responded to this depending on their own positioning in the same semantics. Thomas Hardy, for example, a man eager to believe himself courageous but terrified of the consequences of any socially 'unacceptable' behaviour, constructs stories which are courageous in their willingness to debate difficult issues, but which constantly suggest that any attempt to behave courageously is condemned to disaster. Hardy as it were imprisons himself in a world where it is folly to take risks. He is thus exceedingly conservative in his life, while at the same time able to think of himself as courageous in his writing. The Novel: A Survival Skill looks at the way different readers in different periods respond to this depending on their own position with regard to fear, courage, social convention and so on.

The Art Of The Book Proposal

Author : Eric Maisel
ISBN : 1440650454
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

2012 Guide To Literary Agents

Author : Chuck Sambuchino
ISBN : 9781599632438
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent No matter what you’re writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults—you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent—without fear of being scammed—and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who are looking for new clients Writing and submission advice from more than 40 top literary agents Informative articles on subjects such as writing a query letter, composing a book proposal, writing a novel synopsis, attending a writers conference, protecting your work, and more Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you "Everything You Need to Know About Agents" "The Guide to Literary Agents contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent. I found a great agent and my book has now sold in 11 territories and counting." —Richard Harvell, The Bells "The Guide to Literary Agents was very useful to me when I was getting started. I always recommend GLA to writers." —Michael Wiley, The Bad Kitty Lounge and The Last Striptease

Picture Book Strategies For A Balanced Reading Program K 3

Author : Nancy Polette
ISBN : 9781880505403
Genre : Reading (Elementary)
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Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063268838
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1999 2000

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761513531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the years,Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agentshas helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders,Writer's Guidegets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. Writer's Guideis your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants offWriter's Market." —Michael Werner, coauthor ofDatabases for BusinessesandUsing Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." —Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author ofA Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, andWalking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" —Derek Savage, author ofThe Second ComingandThe Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." —Eileen Oster, author ofThe Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." —Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." —Walter Lambert, author ofHealing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." —Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." —Paul Nathan,Publishers Weekly "Writer's Guidehas eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." —Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Hermanis founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761530231
Genre : Publishers and publishing
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This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses of hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success. More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition offerseverythingyou need to get past the slush piles and into the hands of the real players in the publishing arena, including how to write attention-grabbing book proposals and thrive off of rejection. With this book and your talent, you hold the keys to getting published. "One of the most thorough, up-to-date references in publishing. An essential tool for serious writers."—Doris Booth,editor in chief, Authorlink.com "Beats the pants offWriter's Market."—Francesca Vicatios, cofounder, Writers' Showplace Inc. "Reading theWriters' Guideis like personally interviewing hundreds of agents. It is the only resource that reveals both agent preferences and personalities. No other book comes close, and no other book has brought us so many sales."—Mark Ryan,New Brand Agency Group "Writer's Guide has eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency."—Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency "Packed with information that every writer who wants to get published needs to know. An indispensable guide to the world of book publishing."—John Aherne,editor, Warner Books "Writer's Guidehas consistently brought us well-targeted, top-quality submissions. An excellent sourcebook, for the beginning and the professional writer alike."—John Talbot,The John Talbot Agency

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 2001 2002

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761522166
Genre : Authorship
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The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.

Stille

Author : Tim Parks
ISBN : 9783888978364
Genre : Fiction
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Harold Cleaver ist auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere als Fernsehjournalist. Über sein denkwürdiges Interview mit dem amerikanischen Präsidenten spricht man im ganzen Land, nicht nur in London. Man spricht aber auch über das gerade erschienene Buch seines Sohnes, ein kaum verschlüsselter Roman über seinen Vater: "Im Schatten des Allmächtigen". Und plötzlich ist ihm klar, dass er weg muss. Weg von der medialen Öffentlichkeit, weg von seiner langjährigen Lebensgefährtin und den gemeinsamen Kindern. Das Bedürfnis nach Stille ist übermächtig. Er bucht einen Flug nach Mailand und fährt in ein entlegenes Dorf in Südtirol, um dort eine Hütte "über der Lärmgrenze" zu finden, wo er für niemanden mehr erreichbar ist. Wochen später, eingeschneit in dieser abgelegenen Hütte, muss er feststellen, dass die Stille kein Garant für Ruhe ist und dass nichts so verstörend ist wie die Stimmen im eigenen Kopf.

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 2002 2003

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761530231
Genre : Authorship
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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

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