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Raymond Carver Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer and poet. Carver was a major writer of the late 20th century and a major force in the revitalization of the American short story in literature in the 1980s. Early life[edit] Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River, and grew up in Yakima, Washington.[1] His father, a skilled sawmill worker from Arkansas, was a fisherman and a heavy drinker. Writing career[edit] Carver continued his studies first at Chico State University and then at Humboldt State College in Arcata, California, where he studied with Richard Cortez Day and received his B.A. in 1963. In the mid-1960s Carver and his family lived in Sacramento, California, where he briefly worked at a bookstore before taking a position as a night custodian at Mercy Hospital. His first short story collection, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Personal life and death[edit] Decline of first marriage[edit] "But I couldn't.

Garth Nix Garth Nix (born 19 July 1963) is an Australian writer who specialises in children's and young adult fantasy novels, notably the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. He has frequently been asked if his name is a pseudonym, to which he has responded, "I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy. However, it is my real name Biography[edit] Born in Melbourne, Nix was raised in Canberra. Nix lives with wife Anna, a publisher, and sons Thomas Henry and Edward in Sydney in Australia.[3] Works[edit] The Old Kingdom[edit] Also known as the Abhorsen series or trilogy Companion works The Seventh Tower[edit] The Keys to the Kingdom[edit] Very Clever Baby[edit] 1988 Very Clever Baby's First Reader1988 Very Clever Baby's Ben Hur1992 Very Clever Baby's Guide to the Greenhouse Effect1998 Very Clever Baby's First Christmas Trouble Twisters[edit] Troubletwisters (2011)The Monster (2012)The Mystery (June 2013) Other[edit]

Дина Рубина. "ПОЧЕРК ЛЕОНАРДО" (отрывок из романа) ПОЧЕРК ЛЕОНАРДО(отрывок из романа) Новый роман Дины Рубиной "Почерк Леонардо" по жанру — романтическая притча. В центре стремительного, насыщенного яркими и острыми событиями повествования женщина необычная. Природа наградила героиню даром ясновидения, что обусловило ее необыкновенную судьбу. А характерный "левосторонний, зеркальный почерк", который в психологии получил название "почерка Леонардо" (гений Возрождения писал свои записки именно таким почерком) — лишь добавил "странностей" и характеру героини, и перипетиям романа. Действие книги охватывает большой отрезок времени — Киев с начала 60-х годов прошлого уже века, и — многие страны века нынешнего. Глава семнадцатая "... — Есть ли что ба-наль-ней смер-ти на вой-не И сентимен-таль-ней встре-чи при луне... Тогда легко, чтобы не задавить ее, вступал я со своим фаготом: — Есть ли что круг-лей тво-их ко-лен... ...Лет пять назад я затащил ее в Рюдесхайм, куда, если бывал в Германии с концертами, повадился ездить просто на прогулку.

Susan Sontag: Notes On "Camp" Published in 1964. Many things in the world have not been named; and many things, even if they have been named, have never been described. One of these is the sensibility -- unmistakably modern, a variant of sophistication but hardly identical with it -- that goes by the cult name of "Camp." A sensibility (as distinct from an idea) is one of the hardest things to talk about; but there are special reasons why Camp, in particular, has never been discussed. It is not a natural mode of sensibility, if there be any such. Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration. Though I am speaking about sensibility only -- and about a sensibility that, among other things, converts the serious into the frivolous -- these are grave matters. Taste has no system and no proofs. To snare a sensibility in words, especially one that is alive and powerful,1 one must be tentative and nimble. These notes are for Oscar Wilde. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Writing Advice Well, first off, boring writing covers a multitude of sins. Without looking at your writing (which I can’t do), I can’t tell you why it’s boring exactly, any more than if you call up a doctor and tell her you don’t feel well, she can tell you what’s wrong with you exactly. The differential, so to speak, is vast. This is why you need someone — a teacher, friends, ideally a class of writing students — reading your work and giving you feedback. If you are convinced that your writing is boring, ask yourself a few questions: Are you including details that aren’t necessary to the story, just to pad out scenes and make them seem longer/more important? “Joe got up and brushed his hair and then his teeth. can be edited down to this: “Joe went to work.” Unless there is something remotely important about the tooth brushing, the breakfast food, or the locking of the front door, skip it all. Are you overstating characters’ emotions in order to make everything seem more dramatic? (permalink)

The Mystery of Charles Dickens by Joyce Carol Oates Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin Penguin, 527 pp., $36.00 Charles Dickens: A Life (Waterstone’s Special Edition) by Claire Tomalin, with an appendix of selected letters by Dickens London: Viking, 542 pp., £30.00 The life of almost any man possessing great gifts, would be a sad book to himself. Is Dickens the greatest of English novelists? London. Fog everywhere. And equally characteristic of Dickens, a chapter opening in the lesser-regarded and uncompleted The Mystery of Edwin Drood, in which a natural observation acquires a portentous metaphoric significance: Irresistibly the reader is drawn into the voice—exquisitely lyric, yet with a profound melancholy beneath—of the child Philip Pirrip—“Pip”—of Great Expectations: Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea. The narrative is present-tense; the mood is suspenseful. This is a very small episode in the life of Dickens, but it allows us to see him in action….

Е-книги — наиболее перспективный сегмент цифрового рынка России | Pro-Books.ru — Книжный бизнес Раздел — Новости рынка Опубликовано 25 ноября 2013 — ta_4to Исследователи считают, что 2013 год станет пиковым в развитии рынка торговли электронными книгами, а к 2016 году этот вид цифрового контента принесет российским издателям и посредникам доходы в размере 19 миллионов долларов. По результатам исследования и прогнозирования рынка цифрового контента в России и мире в 2010-2016 годах, проведенного компанией J’son & Partners Consulting, электронные книги названы одним из самых перспективных сегментов этой области бизнеса. В октябре компания опубликовала результаты исследования, согласно которым в 2012 году рынок цифрового контента в мире оценивался в 58 млрд долларов, а к 2016 году ожидается увеличение его объемп до 109 млрд долларов. В России рынок цифрового контента в 2012 году составил, по данным компании, 1,4 млрд долл., а к концу 2016 года ожидается увеличение его объема до 2,5 млрд долл.

Books By Bob White КсинКсии 130, Italo Calvino Upon hearing of Italo Calvino’s death in September of 1985, John Updike commented, “Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer. He took fiction into new places where it had never been before, and back into the fabulous and ancient sources of narrative.” At that time Calvino was the preeminent Italian writer, the influence of his fantastic novels and stories reaching far beyond the Mediterranean. Two years before, The Paris Review had commissioned a Writers at Work interview with Calvino to be conducted by William Weaver, his longtime English translator. —Rowan Gaither, 1992 Italo Calvino was born on October 15, 1923 in Santiago de Las Vegas, a suburb of Havana. The future writer studied in San Remo and then enrolled in the agriculture department of the University of Turin, lasting there only until the first examinations. Afterward, Calvino began writing, chiefly about his wartime experiences. In 1956 Calvino published a seminal collection of Italian folktales. —William Weaver

erin's emporium of discount dreams & well-worn wonders Kurt Vonnegut on Reading, Boredom, Belonging, and Hate by Maria Popova “Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.” What makes the commencement address such a singular pinnacle of the communication arts is that, in an era where religion is increasingly being displaced by culture and secular thought, it offers a secular version of the sermon — a packet of guidance on how to be a good human being and lead a good life. It is also one of the few cultural contexts in which a patronizing attitude, in the original sense of the term, is not only acceptable but desired — after all, the very notion of the graduation speech calls for a patronly father figure or matronly mother figure to get up at the podium and impart to young people hard-earned, experience-tested wisdom on how to live well. Kurt Vonnegut — a man of discipline, a champion of literary style, modern sage, poetic shaman of happiness, and one wise dad — endures as one of the most prolific and sought-after commencement speakers of all time. We are supposed to be bored.

CreateSpace или Кретинское Место? — Блог Дениса Чекалова Сер­вис Cre­ateS­pa­ce поз­во­ля­ет Вам со­вер­шенно бесп­лат­но из­дать свою кни­гу, по­лучить для нее ISBN и расп­рос­тра­нять че­рез Ama­zon по сис­те­ме print-of-de­mand. Это зна­чит, что ти­раж не вы­ходит. Ког­да кто-то за­казы­ва­ет Ва­шу кни­гу, для не­го пе­чата­ет­ся его собс­твен­ная, лич­ная ко­пия Ва­шей кни­ги (или нес­коль­ко ко­пий, ес­ли по­купа­тель за­казал боль­ше). Впол­не по­нят­но, что не все так лег­ко и прос­то. 1. 2. 3. Но это все­го лишь не­дос­татки сер­ви­са. Ав­тор статьи пе­речис­ля­ет семь «под­водных кам­ней» Cre­ateS­pa­ce, ко­торые на­зыва­ет «крас­ны­ми фла­гами». 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ины­ми сло­вами, по мне­нию ав­то­ра статьи, Cre­ateS­pa­ce — это сер­вис для ав­то­ров-лю­бите­лей, ко­торым хо­чет­ся уви­деть свое тво­рение на бу­маге, но не боль­ше. Нас­коль­ко спра­вед­ли­ва эта оцен­ка — ре­шать уже Вам.

Writers Who Published Great Books Before Age 25 Picture it: teenage Mary Shelley was on a vacation getaway, with her husband Percy and some of his rambunctious poet friends, like that rogue Lord Byron… and out of the group of legends, it’s Shelley herself who arguably published the greatest work of all at the ridiculous age of 20: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a book that has penetrated our human consciousness. In honor of Shelley’s birthday this month, here’s a list of 25 other writers who created heartbreakingly beautiful work before they could get a discount on a rental car or have their publishers demand an active Twitter account. If you’re 26, get on out of here. (However, interestingly enough, 26 seems to be a magic age for a lot of writers, starting with Thomas Pynchon, which is a whole other list.) Norman Mailer — The Naked and the Dead Mailer became a star when this book was published.

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