The Art of the Personal Essay

Author: Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385423397
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections

Bringing together many great reflections on the human condition and the peculiarities of daily life, a unique collection of more than seventy-five essays ranges from classical predecessors of the genre up to today's finest writers. Reprint.

Getting Personal

Author: Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0465041736
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Collections

A collection of essays, poems, and prose traces the author's career and life and is organized under six sections including "Childhood," "Youth," "Early Marriage and Bachelorhood," "Teaching and Work," "Fiction," "Politics, Religion, Movies, Books, Cities," and "The Style of Middle Age." 25,000 first printing.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 3518585894
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art and society

Die Abhandlung, die zu Lebzeiten des Autors nur in einer französischen Übersetzung erschien, wird aus dem Nachlass ediert, und zwar im vollständigen Textbestand. Dieser umfasst fünf in sich abgeschlossene Fassungen aus der Zeit zwischen Herbst 1935 und Sommer 1936 sowie zahlreiche Manuskripte zur Weiterarbeit, die zwischen 1936 und 1940 entstanden sind. Sowohl die erste Fassung wie auch andere theoretisch bedeutsame Manuskripte werden damit erstmals zugänglich gemacht. Der Kommentarteil erörtert detailliert die Entstehungsgeschichte und erschließt die vielfältigen Zitat- und Quellenbezüge. Bislang unbekannte Zeugnisse zu Benjamins Publikationsbemühungen und zur damaligen Rezeption werden im Dokumentarteil abgedruckt. Das Nachwort des Herausgebers erhellt den politischen Kontext der Schrift und stellt deren ästhetische wie medientheoretische Aktualität für eine postkapitalistische Perspektive heraus.

Writing A Manual for the Digital Age Brief Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133168942
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135314101
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Reference

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Was vom Tage brig blieb

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202156
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Stevens dient als Butler in Darlington Hall. Er sorgt für einen tadellosen Haushalt und ist die Verschwiegenheit in Person: Niemals würde er auch nur ein Wort über die merkwürdigen Vorgänge im Herrenhaus verlieren. Er stellt sein Leben voll und ganz in den Dienst seines Herrn. Auch die vorsichtigen Annäherungsversuche von Miss Kenton, der Haushälterin, weist er brüsk zurück. Viele Jahre lang lebt ergeben in seiner Welt, bis ihn eines Tages die Vergangenheit einholt. Das kritische Portrait einer von Klasse und Hierarchien geprägten Gesellschaft und eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von einem, der seinen Stand nie hinterfragt und der nie auch nur geahnt hat, dass er liebte. Zum Literaturnobelpreis 2017 jetzt als bibliophlie Sonderausgabe.

Writing Alone and with Others

Author: Pat Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199840243
Release Date: 2003-08-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

Write Choices

Author: Sue Hertz
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483322629
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing nonfiction writers at any stage of their career Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the universal decisions writers confront when crafting any kind of factual narrative. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common choices all true storytellers encounter, whether they are writing memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, or travel essays. And since today’s writers are no longer confined to paper, Write Choices also includes digital storytelling options, and how writers can employ technology to enhance their narratives. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established nonfiction storytellers, both print and digital, Hertz aims to guide writers through key decisions to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and commentaries drawn from original interviews with master storytellers, Write Choices is a valuable resource for all nonfiction writers, from essayists to memoirists to literary journalists, at any stage of their career.

Film and Urban Space Critical Possibilities

Author: Geraldine Pratt
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748678143
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Performing Arts

How are the political possibilities of film related to urban space? What are the ethical implications of representing urban space on film? How does the use of urban space help to theorise film? Film and Urban Space: Critical Possibilities traces recurring debates about what constitutes film's political potential and argues that the relation between film and urban space has been crucial to these debates and their historical transformations. The book demonstrates that in the attempt to follow certain prescriptions - shooting on location, disrupting normalizing time, experimenting with memory, interlinking the spaces of screen and cinema - films invariably use the relation between film and urban space as a kind of laboratory, testing anew received prescriptions but invariably encountering new opportunities and new limits. A wide range of key films, from Dziga Vertov's 1928 Man with a Movie Camera to Jia Zhangke's 2008 24 City, are discussed in depth, each offering an argument for how the encounter between specific manifestations of modern urban space and politically engaged film strategies has served to challenge the status quo and stimulate critical thinking.


Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783050048956
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: History

Es gibt kaum einen literaturtheoretischen Text, der über Jahrhunderte hin eine solche Autorität ausgeübt hat wie Aristoteles’ kleiner Traktat "Über die Dichtkunst". Die "Poetik" gilt seit der Renaissance als Text, der einen "neuen", der Welt zugewandeten Aristoteles zeigt, der der Dichtung die Aufgabe zugewiesen habe, die empirische Wirklichkeit selbst nachzuahmen. Dem Dichter war dadurch eine rationale Aufgabe gestellt: Er sollte die Ordnung der Welt erkennen und darstellen. Der Zweifel an der Ordnung und Schönheit der Welt und die so genannte Genieästhetik führten im 18. Jahrhundert zu einem Bruch mit der "aristotelischen" Nachahmungspoetik. Die Probleme, die die Umdeutung der "Poetik" zu einer "Nachahmungspoetik" in der Frühen Neuzeit mit sich brachten, wurden in der Forschung oft zu wenig beachtet. Der Aufgabe, die wirkungsgeschichtlichen Vorgaben der modernen Aristoteles-Deutung intensiver mit zu bedenken, stellt sich der Kommentar von Arbogast Schmitt, der auch die anthropologische Verortung der Dichtung, wie sie bei Aristoteles selbst und bei den spätantiken und mittelalterlichen Kommentatoren vorgenommen wird, berücksichtigt. Er versucht auf diese Weise, die Intention der "Poetik" dem modernen Leser näher zu bringen. Der Kommentar hat einführenden Charakter und versucht – auch für Studierende – die Verständnisbedingungen, die ein heutiger Leser braucht, zusammenzustellen und zu erklären.