Tell It Slant

And what should I say — 'Father, save me from this hour'?” (John 12:27). It wasn't easy for Jesus to redefine glory so that it included loss, rejection, and death. It gives me some breathing space in my prayers to know that it at least ...

Author: Eugene Peterson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802868862

Category: Religion

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The fourth volume in Peterson's best-selling "conversations" in spiritual theology Just as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says "Yes!" Peterson's Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language, particularly in his parables and prayers. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination — "slant" language. Tell It Slant beautifully points to Jesus' engaging, relational way of speaking as a model for us today.
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Tell it Slant

You gallop, you walk slowly to him, wet and sweating, you put your arm around him and when you tell him the story you tell it slant. In the morning Myra walks me around her garden. The things I didn't say to Donny are lodged in the ...

Author: Beth Follett

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781770562233

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Tell It Slant is a bold, luscious first novel by Beth Follett, publisher of one of Canada's most exciting and respected small presses, Pedlar Press. The novel tells – slantedly, of course – the story of Nora Flood, a young woman who lives between two sets of voices: those of her own fragmented desires and the internalized voices of western culture, which have always denigrated or refused her deepest desires. She struggles with these contradictory forces, overwhelmed, at times mute, seeking the roots of her psychosexual malaise, searching for the possibility of her own true voice, caught in an obsession that drags her away from the exploration of her own appetites and hungers into its sterile heart. But through the interventions of Djuna Barnes, creator of the literary Nora Flood of Barnes' novel Nightwood, this Nora begins to slip between the cracks and fissures of obsession to shape a life of her own. With language that is lush and startling and a shape that is disjointed and elliptical, Tell It Slant is a brave and beautiful book.
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Tell It Slant Study Guide

So Jesus slips stories in past our defenses, telling it slant, conditioning us to the kingdom without our even being aware of it. The central theme of the biblical story is this: “God wants us; we don't want God” (p. 149).

Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802863799

Category: Religion

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Just as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says Yes! / Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language he was earthy, not abstract; metaphorical, not dogmatic. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination slant language. In order to witness and teach accurately in Jesus name, then, it is important for us to use language the way he did. / Part 1 focuses on Jesus words in everyday contexts his teachings to the crowds, the stories he told, his conversations with his disciples. Part 2 shifts the focus to Jesus prayers the words he spoke to God the Father. / Peterson s Tell It Slant promises to deepen our understanding of Jesus words, strengthen our awareness of language as a gift of God, and nurture our efforts to make all of our speech convey a blessing to others.
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Tell It Slant Second Edition

Slant website. In these syllabi, you will see how one can use this book flexibly for different purposes: for an ... for using one of the many fine anthologies that exist as a supplement to the instructional material in Tell It Slant, ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071781787

Category: Reference

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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction." --Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today’s writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don’t become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises. You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, discover stories in impossible places, tackle (and enjoy) background research, and more. This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on “The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction” chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.
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Tell It Slant Third Edition

The Tell It Slant Website We also offer with this edition a new book website, found at wp.wwu.edu /tellitslant/. For teachers—or for writers who would like to structure their own individual writing course—we have provided sample syllabi ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260454604

Category: Reference

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.” —Emily Dickinson With these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life. Since 2003, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, make the most of their own “slant” on the world. This revised and updated third edition offers: • New and expanded chapters on writing about identity, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry • An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir • Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary forms • New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book Whether planning a course or learning on your own, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction. This book provides the basis for a complete education in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be. “Tell It Slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration. Miller and Paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life
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Tell It Slant Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction

1 want to tell him that I love writing creative nonfiction precisely because of this ambiguity. [ love the way writing creative ... —BRENDA When Emily Dickinson Wrote, “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant / Success in Circuit lies .

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071444941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing segment in the writing market. Yet, the majority of writing guides are geared toward poetry and fiction writers. Tell It Slant fills the gap. Designed for aspiring nonfiction writers, this much-needed reference provides practical guidance, writing exercises, and a detailed discussion of the range of subcategories that make up the genre, including memoir, travel writing, investigative reporting, and more.
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Bloom s How to Write about Emily Dickinson

ALL the Truth but tell it slant / Success in Circuit lies” (1–2). So begins the Dickinson poem that has been taken by many as instruction on how to write poetry. Her biographer, Richard Sewall, finds “Tell all the Truth but tell it ...

Author: Anna Priddy

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438112404

Category: Criticism

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Offers advice on writing essays about the works of Emily Dickinson and lists sample topics for twenty of her poems.
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Telling it Slant

... among the myriad of stories it seeks to tell.61 Although the text implies an affiliation between the successive stages of the lives of the six ' characters ' and the preludes ' solar progression , this is never explicitly stated .

Author: Jane Marie Garrity

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ISBN: UCAL:C3384576

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Telling it Slant

Avant-garde Poetics of the 1990s Mark Wallace, Steven Marks. GRAD 41015265 ENGL 02-19-02 Tell all the truth but tell it slant Success in circuit lies -Emily Dickinson.

Author: Mark Wallace

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UOM:39015054160794

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection demonstrates the breadth and openness of the field of avant-garde poetry by introducing a wide range of work in poetics, theory, and criticism from emerging writers. Examining the directions innovative poetry has taken since the emergence and success of the Language movement, the essays discuss new forms and the reorientation of older forms of poetry in order to embody present and ongoing involvements. The essays center around four themes: the relation between poetics and contemporary cultural issues; new directions for avant-garde practices; in-depth explorations of current poets and their predecessors; and innovative approaches to the essay form or individual poetics. Diverging from the traditional, linear argumentative style of academic criticism, many of the essays in this collection instead find critical forms more subtly related to poetry. Viewed as a whole, the essays return to a number of shared issues, namely poetic form and the production of present-day poetry. While focusing on North American poetry, the collection does reference the larger world of contemporary poetics, including potential biases and omissions based on race and ethnicity. -- Amazon.com.
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Ethics in Human Communication

straight up (vertical) or telling a flat out lie (horizontal), a woman chooses to tell the partial truth slant (diagonal). While telling it slant might be viewed as falling somewhere between being truthful and lying, Michell notes that ...

Author: Richard L. Johannesen

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478609124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Broad in scope, yet precise in exposition, the Sixth Edition of this highly acclaimed ethics text has been infused with new insights and updated material. Richard Johannesen and new coauthors Kathleen Valde and Karen Whedbee provide a thorough, comprehensive overview of philosophical perspectives and communication contexts, pinpointing and explicating ethical issues unique to human communication. Chief among the authors objectives are to: provide classic and contemporary perspectives for making ethical judgments about human communication; sensitize communication participants to essential ethical issues in the human communication process; illuminate complexities and challenges involved in making evaluations of communication ethics; and offer ideas for becoming more discerning evaluators of others communication. Provocative questions and illustrative case studies stimulate reflexive thinking and aid readers in developing their own approach to communication ethics. A comprehensive list of resources spotlights books, scholarly articles, videos, and Web sites useful for further research or personal exploration.
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