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The Art Of John Gardner

Author : Per Winther
ISBN : 0791411133
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Understanding John Gardner

Author : John Michael Howell
ISBN : 0872498727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduces readers to the imagination of a popular & prolific American writer.

The Art Of Fiction

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 9780307756718
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here.

Conversations With John Gardner

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 0878054235
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gathers interviews with John Gardner from each period of his career, and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

The Art Of Living And Other Stories

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : PSU:000065937792
Genre : Manners and customs
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Ten stories play on the theme of the relation between art and life and weave a fantastic web, with characters ranging from the creator of a talking painting to Dostoevski's Raskolnikov

Grendel Recast In John Gardner S Novel And Beowulf

Author : Sandra Hiortdahl
ISBN : 9781527584693
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book brings John Gardner’s bestselling Grendel to life in the most comprehensive study of the novel to date. Using as a guide Gardner’s discussions on art, his extensive scholarship on Anglo-Saxon poetry, and his love of stories, this chapter-by-chapter analysis shows Grendel to be much more than an ironic twist on Beowulf. It reveals three distinct fights that mirror the poem, which solves mysteries that have stymied readers for decades. Anyone studying or teaching the novel will find useful analyses of Beowulf, a discussion of the novel within Gardner’s views on morality and art, and an assessment of Grendel as a modern tragic hero and anti-hero. The monster wants to be human with every ounce of his being, even at his death. This issue of identity, particularly for those who are outcast from society, culture, and community, finds resonance in nearly all of Gardner’s works. It does so in Grendel as well, and importantly so, as this work reveals.

A Study Guide For John Gardner S Redemption

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410356420
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for John Gardner's "Redemption," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

John Gardner

Author : Barry Silesky
ISBN : 9781565127593
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For a decade--from 1973 to 1982--John Gardner was one of America's most famous writers and certainly its most flamboyantly opinionated. His 1973 novel, The Sunlight Dialogues, was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks. Once in the limelight, he picked public fights with his peers, John Barth, Joseph Heller, and Norman Mailer among them, and wrote five more bestsellers. Gardner's personal life was as chaotic as his writing life was prolific. At twenty, he married his cousin Joan, and after a long marriage that was both passionate and violent, left her for Liz Rosenberg, a student. Only a few years later, he left Rosenberg for another student, Susan Thornton. Famous for disregarding his own safety, he rode his motorcycle at crazy speeds, incurred countless concussions, and once broke both of his arms. He survived what was diagnosed as terminal colon cancer only to resume his prodigious drinking and to die in a motorcycle accident at age forty-nine, a week before his third wedding. Biographer Barry Silesky captures John Gardner's fabulously contradictory genius and his capacity to both dazzle and infuriate. He portrays Gardner as a man of unrestrained energy and blatant contempt for convention and also as a man whose charisma drew students and devoted followers wherever he went. Amazingly, Gardner published twenty-nine books in all, including eleven fiction titles, a book-length epic poem, six books of medieval criticism, and a major biography. Twenty-one years after his death, his On Moral Fiction and The Art Of Fiction are still read and debated in MFA programs across the country. This is a full-scale biography of a writer who was, for ten years, almost bigger than life. It lives up to its subject magnificently.

John Gardner

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A Study Guide For John Gardner S Grendel

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410347435
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for John Gardner's "Grendel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Novels Of John Gardner

Author : Leonard C. Butts
ISBN : 0807113921
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Studie over het werk van de Amerikaanse schrijver John Champlin Gardner (1933-1982).

Universal Catalogue Of Books On Art L To Z

Author : National Art Library (Great Britain)
ISBN : UCSC:32106020263262
Genre : Art
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The First Proofs Of The Universal Catalogue Of Books On Art

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ISBN : BSB:BSB11002016
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Common Errors

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 9780593082195
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Vintage Shorts selection. In this chapter from his classic instructive handbook, The Art of Fiction, John Gardner illustrates the principles and techniques of good writing. Poor diction, confusing clauses, undue sentimentality and mannerism—these are pitfalls that plague experienced writers as well as those new to the craft. Exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, Gardner explores how to achieve vivid, sensuous prose and how to avoid clumsy writing. All those who aspire to learn how to master the craft of fiction will be wise to begin with Gardner’s invaluable advice. An ebook short.

On Moral Fiction

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 0465052266
Genre : Fiction
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A genuine classic of literary criticism, On Moral Fiction argues that ”true art is by its nature moral.”

Conversations With John Gardner

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 0878054227
Genre : Fiction
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Gathers interviews with John Gardner from each period of his career, and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

Ensouling Language

Author : Stephen Harrod Buhner
ISBN : 9781594779008
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The first comprehensive work on nonfiction as an art form • Shows how nonfiction, especially how-to and self-help, can take on the same power and luminosity as great fiction • Develops processes to reliably induce the dreaming state from which all writing comes • Teaches the skill of analogical thinking that is the core perceptual tool for writers • Explores the subtle techniques of powerful writing, from inducing associational dreaming in the reader, to language symmetry, sound patterning, foreshadowing, feeling flow, and more Approaching writing as a sacred art, Stephen Buhner explores the core of the craft: the communication of deep meaning that feeds not just the mind but also the soul of the reader. Tapping into the powerful archetypes within language, he shows how to enrich your writing by following “golden threads” of inspiration while understanding the crucial invisibles essential to the art of both fiction and nonfiction: how to craft language with feeling and vision, employ altered states of mind to access the writing trance, clear your work by recognizing the powerful sway of clichéd thinking and hidden baggage, and intentionally generate duende--that physical/emotional response to art that gives you chills, opens up unrecognized aspects of reality, or simply resonates in your soul. Covering some very practical aspects of writing such as layering and word symmetry, the author also explores the inner world of publishing--what you really will encounter when you become a writer. He then shows how to develop a powerful and engaging book proposal based on understanding the proposal as a work of fiction--the map is never the territory, nor is the proposal the book that it will become. This book, written using all the techniques discussed within it, offers a powerful, experiential journey into the heart of writing. It does for nonfiction what John Gardner’s books on writing did for fiction. It is one of the most significant works on writing published in our time.

Notes And Queries

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A World Of Order And Light

Author : Gregory L. Morris
ISBN : UOM:39015008171970
Genre : Order (Philosophy) in literature
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Morris provides an analysis of John Gardner's oeuvre that is in keeping with Gardner's acknowledged devotion to the Aristotelian view of art. He sorts through the complexity of allusions to Blake, Melville, and Poe in "The King's Indian" and describes the ongoing battle of the 'moral' philosophers Collingwood and Whitehead with the 'naysayers' Nietzsche and Sartre in "The Resurrection", "Grendel", and "Mickelsson 's Ghosts". Morris's study does not attempt to defend Gardner's use of what he called the "college technique" of fiction writing, but he does show how Gardner creates resonance by layering his fictions with such allusions, developing an art form that expresses "a moral aesthetic that [Gardner] thought viable, proven, and trustworthy."

The Art Of Living

Author : John Gardner
ISBN : 9781453203705
Genre : Fiction
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An inspired book of short stories that explores the profound relationship between life and art While mourning the loss of his son in the Vietnam War, an Italian chef reflects on the importance of art for future generations. An American boy retreats inward after he kills his younger brother in a farming accident, finding solace in classical music and a friendship with his teacher. Placing the artist at the center of his stories, Gardner produces a series of beautiful moments where art must act as a life-affirming force—and creates a collection of poignant narratives as a result. In The Art of Living, author John Gardner brings his most significant themes to life with stunning eloquence and masterful narration. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

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