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First Writers The Sumerians

Author : Gary Arthur Thomson
ISBN : 9781462059843
Genre : History
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Sumerians were the rst people to write. Using a sharp three-cornered stylus, they wrote on clay-small wedge-shapes called cuneiform. With writing, Sumerians turned the corner from prehistory to history! After at least two million years of humans telling stories, the Sumerians introduced literacy. Most civilizations passed down their heritage through orally recited traditions-stories were passed from one generation to another by word of mouth. The Sumerians were the rst to write down their oral traditions. To make the historical record easier, the Sumerians invented calendars with exact dates of events and contracts often corroborated by astronomy. Since Sumerian farmers invented irrigation and created a surplus, other Sumerians could choose to specialize in law, education, architecture, engineering, marketing, and politics-all of which were accompanied by written records. Using the writings of the Sumerians and modern archaeology, this book will trace the story of the Sumerians, the world's rst writers."

The First Cistercian Spiritual Writers

Author : Marie-André Fracheboud
ISBN : 9780738832401
Genre : Religion
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Early American Nature Writers

Author : Daniel Patterson
ISBN : 0313346801
Genre : History
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Discusses the lives and works of 52 early American nature writers.

British And French Writers Of The First World War

Author : Frank Field
ISBN : 0521392772
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The impact of the Great War on some of France and Britain's most prominent writers.

Women Writers Of The First World War An Annotated Bibliography

Author : Sharon Ouditt
ISBN : 9781134946020
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'They also serve who only stand and wait' The idea of there being a 'women's writing' during the First World War is often dismissed. The war, the story goes, was a masculine domain, and as women did not fight, it is also assumed that they were excluded from a war experience. This bibliography challenges that view by listing and annotating hundreds of published books, articles, memoirs, diaries and letters written by women during the First World War. Included are: * Virginia Woolf * Katherine Mansfield * G.B Stern * Brenda Girvin * known and unknown autobiographers and diarists * writers of pro and anti-war propaganda * journal and magazine articles * literary, cultural and historical criticism

Is Life Like This? A Guide To Writing Your First Novel In Six Months

Author : John Dufresne
ISBN : 9780393065411
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.

Major Writers Of Early American Literature

Author : Everett H. Emerson
ISBN : 0299061949
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Anne Bradstreet, Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin and six other American authors are discussed in this anthology of essays about the quality and concerns of seventeenth and eighteenth-century literature. Bibliogs

100 American Crime Writers

Author : Steven Powell
ISBN : 9780230525375
Genre : Fiction
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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.

Asian American Short Story Writers

Author : Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel
ISBN : 0313322295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.

Early Women Writers

Author : Anita Pacheco
ISBN : 9781317884446
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The last twenty years have witnessed the rediscovery of a large number of women writers of the early modern period. This process of recovery has had a major impact on early modern studies for, by beginning to restore women to the history of the period, it provides new insight into the formative years of the modern era. This collection amply demonstrates the diversity as well as the literary and historical significance of early women's writing. It brings together studies by an impressive range of critics, including Elaine Hobby, Catherine Gallagher, Jane Spencer and Laura Brown, and examines the major works of five of the most important women writers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries: Mary Wroth, Katherine Philips, Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn and Anne Finch. The range of authors it covers, and the challenging critical work it presents, make Early Women Writers: 1600-1720 essential reading for students of feminist theory, Women's Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as for all those interested in the history and literature of the early modern period.

The Learning Curve Of A First Time Self Published Writer On Line

Author : Michael J. Flagg
ISBN : 9781493142569
Genre : Reference
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This second book by Michael Flagg, is a sequel to a first entitled ‘From Punch and Judy to Haute Cuisine-A Biography of the Life and Times of Arthur Edwin Simms 1915 to 2003’ ISBN 9981456782658 was published in November 2011. The writer’s experiences are used as a basis to forewarn and forearm budding writers of some of the frustrations and pitfalls they might encounter when self-publishing. That a writer’s original aims and expectations might surprisingly be only illusory leading to disappointment. Eventually prompting the need to move on to other projects like this and a biography of a London West End theatre manager, to be available within the next year.

Scaffolding Young Writers

Author : Linda J. Dorn
ISBN : 9781571103420
Genre : Education
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The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing. In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences. Scaffolding Young Writers also features: an overview of how children become writers; analyses of students' samples according to informal and formal writing assessments; writing checklists, benchmark behaviors, and rubrics based on national standards; examples of teaching interactions during mini-lessons and writing conferences; illustrations of completed forms and checklists with detailed descriptions, and blank reproducible forms in the appendix for classroom use. Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book, so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers.

Getting To The Core Of Writing Essential Lessons For Every First Grade Student

Author : Richard McNeel
ISBN : 9781425895020
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This resource helps teachers to incorporate writing instruction in the first grade classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. As a classroom-tested resource, Getting to the Core of Writing shows positive results in students' writing and simplifies the planning of writing instruction. It assists teachers in becoming familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing and provides resources to support the implementation of these standards. The included ZIP file contains information on how to establish a daily writing workshop that includes consistent, structured instruction to engage students in the writing process. This resource was developed with Common Core State Standards as its foundation and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Writers And Society In Modern Japan

Author : Irena Powell
ISBN : 9781349050284
Genre : Social Science
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Docbook For Writers

Author : Peter Lavin
ISBN : 9780993892905
Genre : Computers
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This book is an introduction to DocBook aimed at technical writers rather than developers. It explains how to use and install the DocBook schema and transformation files and it identifies the tools required to write, transform and validate DocBook. Instructions are provided for doing this on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Customized transformation style sheets are provided for creating HTML, PDF and EPUB 3 output. Converting DocBook to and from other document formats is also covered, including conversion to Microsoft Word Open XML Document.

Writers In Paris

Author : David Burke
ISBN : 9781582439587
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A revealing history of writers who lived in Paris, from Moliére to Henry Miller: the basis for one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Literary Walking Tours. No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for their brilliant work—as well as their raucous bohemian lives—were shaped by this enchanting locale. From natives such as Arthur Rimbaud, Jean Genet, and Anais Nin, to expats like Ernest Hemmingway, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through the labyrinthine streets of Paris, inviting readers on a fascinating, in-depth tour of their lives in the City of Light. Unique in scope and approach, Writers in Paris crosses from Right Bank to Left and on to the Ile de la Cité as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world’s most storied writers. Burke explores how the city inspired their writing, and offers revealing accounts of their passions, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this informative book includes maps and more than 100 evocative photographs.

Junius Including Letters By The Same Writer Under Other Signatures Now First Collected

Author : Junius
ISBN : NYPL:33433066661707
Genre : Great Britain
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Early Black American Writers

Author : Benjamin Brawley
ISBN : 9780486144634
Genre : Literary Collections
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DIVDefinitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary. /div

Early Black American Playwrights And Dramatic Writers

Author : Bernard L. Peterson
ISBN : 0313266212
Genre : Drama
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The poems of Into These Knots, Ashley Anna McHugh's debut collection, glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, interrogating and elucidating in elegant and supercharged speech ultimate questions and intimate foibles. With equal parts intelligence and passion, Ms. McHugh can quarrel with scripture or riff on the amorous pleadings of Andrew Marvell or the stark musings of Baudelaire. In "Cairns," a brilliant sequence that plays with the boundaries of the sonnet, mountain hikes in rural West Virginia trace, among other things, the difficult pathways to the divine.

Writers On The Air

Author : Donna Seaman
ISBN : 9781589880214
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Culled from Donna Seaman’s Chicago radio program, Open Books, this collection of interviews highlights Seaman's in-depth conversations with writers of literary fiction and creative nonfiction. A wide range of topics are discussed, including writers' inspiration, their favorite books, their working and research habits, and their opinion of the state of literature today. An introductory essay accompanies each interview and provides a brief biographical and critical discussion of the author's background and work. Interviews with Margaret Atwood, T. C. Boyle, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Chang-rae Lee, Alice McDermott, and Joyce Carol Oates are among those included.

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