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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms Literary Quotations (Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations) ePub download

by David Grambs

  • Author: David Grambs
  • ISBN: 0393312658
  • ISBN13: 978-0393312652
  • ePub: 1261 kb | FB2: 1885 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 7/18/95 edition (August 17, 1995)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 112
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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms  Literary Quotations (Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations) ePub download

It is certainly NOT a "Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations" as the title promises.

It is certainly NOT a "Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations" as the title promises. Some very good quotations and a handful of descriptive terms, but not enough to make this superior or even equal to other books on the subject. There's a table of contents that directs you to the various sections and what types of things they describe like shapes, colors, texture, landscape, and LOTS of information for a variety of character types/traits. It's similar to a thesaurus but when you lack the basic ideas or run dry on a starting point for describing things, this is an excellent book that will help springboard your ideas.

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Grambs has divided the book into sections which make finding the type of word you're looking for pretty easy.

Grambs has divided the book into sections which make finding the type of word you're looking for pretty easy. I also like the way Grambs uses literary quotations on the page opposite the words to show writers at work. labwriter, March 30, 2010.

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The Describer's Dictionary A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations. The Describer's Dictionary A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations. Author: Mayank Panwar. Some of the book ' s terms are more technical than others, and some are quite rare. These Latinisms (as most of them are) notwithstanding, The Describer 's Dictionary is meant as a reference for the general reader-the average person, not the specialist. It simply happens that many of the more precise or holophrastic.

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Have you ever found yourself grasping in vain for that ideal descriptive word lost somewhere within the misty recesses of your vocabulary? Or felt frustrated that an oddly shaped structure or pretty setting you wished to portray in writing didn't quite translate clearly to paper?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then The Describer's Dictionary is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but―bringing them to life―stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well. The Dictionary concern itself with the observable, from shapes to buildings to human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. For example, look up "Noses" to find "aquiline," "leptorrhine," and "snub-nosed." And as an inspiration to any writer―showing how it's done by the best―hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages from such diverse authors as Dickens, Darwin, and Updike appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book. The craft of description lives in literature, conversation, journalism, and personal letters. For help in painting pictures with the English language, The Desciber's Dictionary is one of the most indispensable reference tools you can own.
MarF
As one of those writers who built an entire room onto her house to store all the books with scribbles in the margins, post-it notes, bookmarks, and dog-eared books marking my favorite passages, when the time comes to edit my -own- works, it can be very time consuming (and so much more fun than eradicating adverbs) to sit down in the library and reintroduce myself to my old friends, searching for just the right inspiration to spice up that clunky character description or scene. This book collects many of the best of those descriptions into a convenient form, broken into general categories of description, as well as a thesaurus type listing of many less-used descriptive words. It was what I wanted after reading the reviews, and I am very happy with this concise collection which will give inspiration without making me forget I need to be editing, and not re-reading Atlas Shrugged.
Llbery
As a writer it is important to bring a scene to life. To place the reader there mentally.
We want them to see, taste, feel, smell it. To live it as our characters do and how we as writers image it in our minds.
We all know that is not an easy task and for many of us it is a very hard one.
We are told that we need to show not tell...but how?
That is where reference books like this helps.
While it does not write the scene for you. Nor does its descriptions always fit what your writing about-
What it does- it extends your memory..it extends the process of picturing that scene in your mind.
It is a series of literary examples and a kind of thesaurus to assist the writer- in writing that scene.
so why give it this great rating? I purchased this as a tool to assist me in showing the reader, to help them feel the story I am trying to portray. I also purchased the Emotion thesaurus.
It is a writers job to craft the story-Building a reference library to assist in that endeavor helps me do that.
So, if you are serious with your writing-such small investments- like this book is worth it-
dermeco
Oh, how often have I been stuck trying to find the right words to describe a... well, just about anything from a face to a sunset. As an author, I find it is too easy to get stuck in a rut, using the same, tired phrases too often. This is where "The Describer's Dictionary" earns its place on my desk. Yes, that's where it is--not on the bookshelf, but 12 inches away from my PC, ready to help me the next time I get stuck. And if past performance is any indicator of future events, that won't be far off.
Sharpbringer
Not enough subjects described. I almost felt like this was a half-hearted attempt. It is certainly NOT a "Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations" as the title promises. Some very good quotations and a handful of descriptive terms, but not enough to make this superior or even equal to other books on the subject. I probably would not buy this book again; I honestly don't know if I will ever refer to it when seeking a good descriptive word or phrase for my writings.
lucky kitten
After reading the reviews, I had mixed feelings on what to expect.

Once I received the book, I was very pleased with the information as I write A TON of descriptive things for my work. There's a table of contents that directs you to the various sections and what types of things they describe like shapes, colors, texture, landscape, and LOTS of information for a variety of character types/traits.

It's similar to a thesaurus but when you lack the basic ideas or run dry on a starting point for describing things, this is an excellent book that will help springboard your ideas.
Oveley
The scope of the book admittedly cover only visual terminology. The opening sixty or so pages are asinine geometrical terms that are antiquated and useless to any but perhaps a geometrician. I think it's a great concept, but should be expanded to include all six senses (the regular five plus intuition).
Daiktilar
I am finding this guide very useful in finding the right words to inspire descriptive sentences. I have no idea what the paperback looks like, but the Kindle version needs serious help with formatting. Also, there are plenty of entries, but the interactive menu only breaks these down into 4 categories: Things, Earth and Sky, Animals, and People. For this reason I must gripe about the price. For $9.99 I think I'd like to see each entry easily accesible for quick reference. As it is, I think the kindle version is only worth $2.99. Also, for this reason, I must give it 4 out of 5 stars. In summary: the content is great, but formatting is terrible and I must deduct a star.
This book is arranged into topical sections and provides on one page literary examples of various words and such and other other page lists of various descriptive words fitting a theme.

It's not quite a thesaurus, per se. But it's a great resource for thumbing through to expand your vocabulary or poking through if you're looking for that just right "obscure word" to describe a given thing or situation.

As others have probably said, an index would be nice. But, c'est la vie. It is what it is. And it is a great book! If you like this book, you'll probably also like The Thinker's Thesaurus or for those preferring things a little more Eldritch: Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon. All great book for wordsmiths, philologists, and men of letters.
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