The Sound on the Page: Great Writers Talk about Style and Voice in Writing

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Harper Collins, 13 okt. 2009 - 304 pagina's
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In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable book features interviews with more than 40 of our most important authors discussing their literary style, including:

Dave Barry
Harold Bloom
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Bill Bryson
Michael Chabon
Andrei Codrescu
Junot Díaz
Adam Gopnik
Jamaica Kincaid
Michael Kinsley
Elmore Leonard
Elizabeth McCracken
Susan Orlean
Cynthia Ozick
Anna Quindlen
Jonathan Raban
David Thomson
Tobias Wolff

 

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I went from one Ben Yagoda book to another...this one is all about literary voice. What is it? Can it be learned? Can it be taught? The answers to all these questions are inconclusive, of course, but ... Volledige review lezen

The sound on the page: style and voice in writing

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In this fascinating study, author, columnist, and English professor Yagoda (Will Rogers; About Town) examines style-that elusive but all-important element of excellence in writing. Or is it? To answer ... Volledige review lezen

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The History of an Idea
3
InterludeQuotes on Style
22
InterludeEngendering Style
72
Finding a Voice Finding a Style
105
InterludeProgress in Works
124
What Writers Talk About
130
InterludeBlindfold Test
150
Consistency and Change
156
Style According to Form
166
By Way of Advice
224
Appendix
243
Credits and Permissions
251
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2009)

Ben Yagoda is the author of About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Will Rogers. He is coeditor, with Kevin Kerrane, of The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The American Scholar, Esquire, and many other publications. Yagoda directs the journalism department at the University of Delaware, where he teaches nonfiction writing. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two daughters.

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