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by Sven Birkerts,Donald Hall

  • Author: Sven Birkerts,Donald Hall
  • ISBN: 0823065324
  • ISBN13: 978-0823065325
  • ePub: 1544 kb | FB2: 1655 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Harpercollins College Div; Subsequent edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 600
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Writing Well ePub download

I love Donald Hall, and when I read about his book on writing, I looked for it at the local college library. Writing Well has taught me more about writing than almost any other book. I use ideas and examples from it in teaching my freshman composition class. Rereading it is always a joy.

I love Donald Hall, and when I read about his book on writing, I looked for it at the local college library.

Donald Hall, Sven Birkerts His children's book, Ox-Cart Man illustrated by Barbara Cooney, won the Caldecott Medal. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2011.

Donald Hall, Sven Birkerts. Co-authored by two esteemed writers, "Writing Well," is a beautifully-written and thoroughly readable guide to the craft of writing prose. Donald Andrew Hall Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 20, 1928. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1951. His first collection of poetry, Exiles and Marriages, was published in 1955. His children's book, Ox-Cart Man illustrated by Barbara Cooney, won the Caldecott Medal. He died on June 23, 2018 at the age of 89.

Sven Birkerts (born September 21, 1951) is an American essayist and literary critic of Latvian ancestry. He is best known for his book The Gutenberg Elegies, which posits a decline in reading due to the overwhelming advances of the Internet and other technologies of the "electronic culture. Birkerts was born in Pontiac, Michigan. He graduated from Cranbrook School and then from the University of Michigan in 1973.

For other people named Donald Hall, see Donald Hall (disambiguation). 1928-09-20)September 20, 1928 Hamden, Connecticut, . Hall published fifteen books of poetry, most recently White Apples and the Taste of Stone (2006), The Painted Bed (2002) and Without: Poems (1998), which was published on the third anniversary of Kenyon's death. Most of the poems in Without deal with Kenyon's illness and death, and many are epistolary poems. 2018: Mortality Mansions: Songs of Love and Loss after 60 (with Herschel Garfein, Michael Slattery, and Marnie Breckenridge).

8th ed. by Donald Hall, Sven Birkerts.

AD. Yet he remained best known for his poetry, which he began writing when he was 12, after his interest in horror movies shifted to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. He scratched out a few morbid lines - Have you ever thought, Of the nearness of death to you? /

Donald Hall currently resides at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, a small town in Merrimack County in the vicinity of fellow poet and . To Read Literature (1981) Writing Well with Sven Birkerts (1994). Displaying 1 - 10 of 28.

Donald Hall currently resides at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, a small town in Merrimack County in the vicinity of fellow poet and author Maxine Kumin. Donald Hall's Works: Poetry.

Mr.mclav
I love Donald Hall, and when I read about his book on writing, I looked for it at the local college library. The companion to this book, Teaching Writing Well, was on the shelves, but not this one. While the teacher's edition has lots of educational/classroom helps, I wanted the voice, sentences, style and insights that have exquisite joy enough to transport me into the realm of Donald Hall's craft and discipline with words. I'm so glad I could get this wonderful edition.
Jesmi
Writing Well has taught me more about writing than almost any other book. I use ideas and examples from it in teaching my freshman composition class. Rereading it is always a joy.
Amhirishes
Excellent guide. I purchased this book 40 years ago while a freshman in college. I gave it to one of my university students who was struggling. So, I replaced it.
Urtte
This is apparently written for first year college students. I didn't find it particularly useful. A lot of examples of facile student writing. A lot of scenarios dredged from classrooms. A lot of common sense and minute dissection of words and sentences and so on and so on. The best book I've ever found on writing is Thomas and Turner's 'Writing Classic Prose.' This book can't hold a candle to it. It did have some interesting parts though, and the references to James Thurber made me look up his biography of Harold Ross, which I ordered, and which looks magnificent.
Burilar
If you're looking for a book for your English class, look elsewhere.
Dorilune
I want to review this book even though I have a copy of the 1973 edition of this book only. Hall illuminates writing in a way that makes writing interesting. I've never considered myself a writer. Most of my educational as well as personal pursuits could be classified as "left-brained", and although I can appreciate good poetry and literature, I have maintained a disdain for attempting to produce either. Hall's writing pulled me in by explaining the elements of prose in a clear, understandable, and enjoyable way. For anyone who struggles with writing, or for anyone who has difficulty being motivated to improve their writing, this book is for you. This book puts even the fundamental parts of speech in a totally different light. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs look very different after reading this book! As a left-brained person, I used to like the concept of synonyms, never realizing that synonyms don't really exist! Who would have known that a word substituted for another word makes such a huge difference! Whether your writing is technical, poetic, or a mixture of the two, I believe this book can be a great benefit.
Weiehan
This is dry, dry stuff. Hardly worth the paper it's printed on. Buy only if you must, as for a textbook.
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