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The Resource The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing, Roy Peter Clark

The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing, Roy Peter Clark

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The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing
Title
The art of X-ray reading
Title remainder
how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing
Statement of responsibility
Roy Peter Clark
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from the Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again. --Publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Roy Peter
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1408.C53
LC item number
A78 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Literature
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fiction
Label
The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing, Roy Peter Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where writers learn their best moves -- X-raying Gatsby: power of the parts -- X-raying Lolita: words at play -- X-raying Hemingway and Didion: words left out -- X-raying James Joyce: language as sacrament -- X-raying Sylvia Plath: jolt of insight -- X-raying Flannery O'Connor: dragon's teeth -- X-raying "The lottery": piling stones -- X-raying Madame Bovary: signs of inner life -- X-raying Miss Lonelyhearts and A visit from the Goon Squad: texts within texts -- X-raying King Lear and The grapes of wrath: tests of character -- X-raying Gabriel García Márquez: making it strange -- X-raying Homer, Virgil, Roth- and Hitchcock: zooming in -- X-raying Chaucer: pointing the way -- X-raying Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: careless wish -- X-raying Macbeth: ends of things -- X-raying Shakespeare's sonnets: shaking the form -- X-raying Moby-Dick: three little words -- X-raying W.B. Yeats: sacred center -- X-raying Zora Neale Hurston: words on fire -- X-raying Harper Lee: weight of the wait -- X-raying M.F.K. Fisher: cooking a story -- X-raying Hiroshima: stopped clock -- X-raying Rachel Carson and Laura Hillenbrand: sea inside us -- X-raying Toni Morrison: repetitious variation -- X-raying Charles Dickens and Donna Tartt: echo of text -- Great sentences from famous authors: an exercise in X-ray reading -- Twelve steps to get started as an X-ray reader
Control code
ocn908628724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316282178
Lccn
2015942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908628724
  • (OCoLC)908628724
Label
The art of X-ray reading : how the secrets of 25 great works of literature will improve your writing, Roy Peter Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Where writers learn their best moves -- X-raying Gatsby: power of the parts -- X-raying Lolita: words at play -- X-raying Hemingway and Didion: words left out -- X-raying James Joyce: language as sacrament -- X-raying Sylvia Plath: jolt of insight -- X-raying Flannery O'Connor: dragon's teeth -- X-raying "The lottery": piling stones -- X-raying Madame Bovary: signs of inner life -- X-raying Miss Lonelyhearts and A visit from the Goon Squad: texts within texts -- X-raying King Lear and The grapes of wrath: tests of character -- X-raying Gabriel García Márquez: making it strange -- X-raying Homer, Virgil, Roth- and Hitchcock: zooming in -- X-raying Chaucer: pointing the way -- X-raying Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: careless wish -- X-raying Macbeth: ends of things -- X-raying Shakespeare's sonnets: shaking the form -- X-raying Moby-Dick: three little words -- X-raying W.B. Yeats: sacred center -- X-raying Zora Neale Hurston: words on fire -- X-raying Harper Lee: weight of the wait -- X-raying M.F.K. Fisher: cooking a story -- X-raying Hiroshima: stopped clock -- X-raying Rachel Carson and Laura Hillenbrand: sea inside us -- X-raying Toni Morrison: repetitious variation -- X-raying Charles Dickens and Donna Tartt: echo of text -- Great sentences from famous authors: an exercise in X-ray reading -- Twelve steps to get started as an X-ray reader
Control code
ocn908628724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316282178
Lccn
2015942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908628724
  • (OCoLC)908628724

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