First We Read, Then We Write

Emerson on the Creative Process
Author: Robert D. Richardson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609383478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 116
View: 5942
Writing was the central passion of Emerson’s life. While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in “The Poet,” “The American Scholar,” Nature, “Goethe,” and “Persian Poetry,” less well known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Here, for the first time, is the Concord Sage’s energetic, exuberant, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, focused and distilled by the preeminent Emerson biographer at work today. Emerson advised that “the way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.” First We Read, Then We Write contains numerous such surprises—from “every word we speak is million-faced” to “talent alone cannot make a writer”—but it is no mere collection of aphorisms and exhortations. Instead, in Robert Richardson’s hands, the biographical and historical context in which Emerson worked becomes clear. Emerson’s advice grew from his personal experience; in practically every moment of his adult life he was either preparing to write, trying to write, or writing. Richardson shows us an Emerson who is no granite bust but instead is a fully fleshed, creative person disarmingly willing to confront his own failures. Emerson urges his readers to try anything—strategies, tricks, makeshifts—speaking not only of the nuts and bolts of writing but also of the grain and sinew of his determination. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. Fearlessly wrestling with “the birthing stage of art,” Emerson’s counsel on being a reader and writer will be read and reread for years to come.

Emerson and Environmental Ethics

Author: Susan L. Dunston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498552978
Category: Philosophy
Page: 170
View: 1182
This book shows the Emersonian arc in environmental ethics and nature writing extending into contemporary discussions of those topics. Dunston connects Emerson’s nature literacy and natural philosophy to contemporary forms of eco-feminism, living systems theory, Native American science, Asian philosophy, and environmental activism.

Writing Life

Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero
Author: Mhairi Pooler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781381976
Category: Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 2191
Writers' lives are endlessly fascinating for the reading public and literary scholars alike. By examining the self-representation of authors across the schism between Victorianism and Modernism via the First World War, this study offers a new way of evaluating biographical context and experience in the individual creative process at a crucial point in world and literary history. Writing Life explores how and why a select group of early twentieth-century writers, including Edmund Gosse, Henry James, Siegfried Sassoon and Dorothy Richardson, adapted the model of the German Romantic Kunstlerroman, or artist narrative, for their autobiographical writing. Instead of (mis)reading these autobiographies as historical documentation, Pooler examines how these authors conduct a Romantic-style conversation about literature through literature as a means of reconfirming the role of the artist in the face of shifting values and the cataclysm of the Great War. "

Emerson in His Journals

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674248625
Category: History
Page: 588
View: 1975
Provides a complex, multifaceted look at Emerson--his observations, experiences, thoughts, emotions, personal turmoil and doubts, and self-criticisms--through his journals, diaries, and notebooks

Emerson in Context

Author: Wesley Mott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028019
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 340
View: 9701
This collection explores the many intellectual and social contexts in which Emerson lived, thought and wrote.

A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Alan M. Levine,Daniel S. Malachuk
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140471
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
View: 1612
From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned -- and renounced -- as one of the United States' most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation's liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson's political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced by the myth of the genteel man of letters and the detached sage of individualism. In the 1990s, scholars rediscovered Emerson's antislavery writings and began reviving his legacy as a political activist. A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is the first collection to evaluate Emerson's political thought in light of his recently rediscovered political activism. What were Emerson's politics? A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson authoritatively answers this question with seminal essays by some of the most prominent thinkers ever to write about Emerson -- Stanley Cavell, George Kateb, Judith N. Shklar, and Wilson Carey McWilliams -- as well as many of today's leading Emerson scholars. With an introduction that effectively destroys the "pernicious myth about Emerson's apolitical individualism" by editors Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk, this volume reassesses Emerson's famous theory of self-reliance in light of his antislavery politics, demonstrates the importance of transcendentalism to his politics, and explores the enduring significance of his thought for liberal democracy. Including a substantial bibliography of work on Emerson's politics over the last century, A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is an indispensable resource for students of Emerson, American literature, and American political thought, as well as for those who wrestle with the fundamental challenges of democracy and liberalism.

The Annotated Emerson

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674049233
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 541
View: 6784
Presents the letters, essays, and poems of the celebrated American writer and provides running commentaries to help shed light on particular passages and examine the writer's motives and style.

Language Power: Grades K-2 Level C Teacher's Guide

Author: Hayley Lehoski,Linda Vander Wende
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433353833
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 3963

Combinatorial Pattern Matching

20th Annual Symposium, CPM 2009 Lille, France, June 22-24, 2009 Proceedings
Author: Gregory Kucherov,Esko Ukkonen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642024408
Category: Computers
Page: 370
View: 3181
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching, CPM 2009, held in Lille, France in June 2009. The 27 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The papers address all areas related to combinatorial pattern matching and its applications, such as coding and data compression, computational biology, data mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, pattern recognition, string algorithms, string processing in databases, symbolic computing and text searching.

Writing Your First Play

Author: Roger Hall
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 113608214X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 184
View: 2757
Writing Your First Play provides the beginning playwright with the tools and motivation to tell a story through dramatic form. Based in a series of exercises which gradually grow more complex, the books helps the reader to understand the basic elements of drama, conflict, and action. The exercises help the reader to become increasingly sophisticated in the use of dramatic formats, turning simple ideas into a viable play. Topics include: the role of action in drama; developing action and conflict to reveal character; writing powerful and persuasive dialog; writing from personal experience:pros and cons; how to begin the story and develop the storyline. This new edition is thoroughly updated and contains new examples based on contemporary plays. The author has added additional writing exercises and a new student-written one act play. It also contains a new chapter on how to sell your play once it is written. With examples based on student work, this text both inspires and educates the student and fledgling playwright, providing solid tools and techniques for the craft of writing a drama. Roger A. Hall, a professor of theatre at James Madison University, had taught playwriting for nearly 20 years. Many of his students have gone on to write for theatre, television, and the screen. He has written numerous plays and articles and has acted and directed extensively in the theatre.

First (-Fourth) reading book

Author: Philip George and son, ltd
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7347

Die Besessenen

Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036991182
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 5061
Warum bloß bleibt Hans Castorp in Thomas Manns Zauberberg sieben Jahre im Sanatorium, obwohl er selbst keine Tuberkulose hat? Natürlich geht es um die Liebe. Und um die Liebe dreht sich auch alles in »Die Besessenen«. Elif Batuman erzählt von ihrer großen Bewunderung für die klassischen russischen Autoren und tut dies auf eine so kluge und berührende Weise, dass man bald selbst vor Begeisterung sprüht. Dabei liest sie niemals, ohne nicht gleichzeitig mit einem Auge auf ihr Leben und die Menschen um sie herum zu schielen. Wie Don Quixote zieht sie aus, um in der Welt etwas über die Literatur zu erfahren und in den Büchern etwas über die Welt. Batuman schreibt dabei mit so viel schillernder Raffinesse, dass am Ende keine Literaturwissenschaft entsteht, sondern Literatur.

Ready to Read and Write in the Early Years

Meeting Individual Needs
Author: Angela Glenn,Jacquie Cousins,Alicia Helps
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113402438X
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 9900
Focusing on the crucial area of early literacy, this book aims to provide an easy-to-understand guide to inclusion for pre-school practitioners. Includes: how to establish strong foundations from which to develop reading and writing skills individual, paired and group reading and writing photocopiable record sheets short case studies that illustrate how strategies work in practice. Written for practitioners in all pre-school settings and parents.

Language Power: Grades 3-5 Level A Teacher's Guide

Author: Elizabeth C. McNally,Emily Corbin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433353895
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 560


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
View: 7582

The Write to Read

Response Journals That Increase Comprehension
Author: Lesley Roessing
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412974267
Category: Education
Page: 183
View: 2726
Use reader response strategies to help students build understanding of complex literary and informational text, and provide supporting evidence in their writing—all goals of the Common Core.

Writing Down the Bones

Freeing the Writer Within
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302613
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
View: 1397
Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.

Fires in the Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from High School Students
Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585702
Category: Education
Page: 204
View: 7472
Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

Why Plato Wrote

Author: Danielle S. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351915
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
View: 6619
Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world’s first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world’s first think-tank activist and message man. Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics Offers accessible discussions of Plato’s philosophy of language and political theory Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011