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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
Title variation
X-ray reading
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this practical and engaging guide, Roy Peter Clark teaches the fine art of X-ray reading. When we X-ray read, we look beneath the surface of a text to discover the strategies that create the effects we experience -- such as suspense, humor, or pain ; we can then adopt these strategies as our own
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Clark, Roy Peter
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • Literature
  • Reading comprehension
  • Authorship
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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 lotter": 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 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
sky278969685
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316282178
Lccn
2015942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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 lotter": 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 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
sky278969685
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316282178
Lccn
2015942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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