A Writer's Diary Volume 2

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810115170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1455

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This is the second volume of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared in the Diary itself.

A Writer's Diary

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810125218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 574

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The essential entries from Dostoevsky's complete Diary, called his boldest experiment in literary form, are now available in this abridged edition; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. A Writer's Diary began as a column in a literary journal, but by 1876 Dostoevsky was able to bring it out as a complete monthly publication with himself as an editor, publisher, and sole contributor, suspending work on The Brothers Karamazov to do so. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared later in the Diary itself. A range of authorial and narrative voices and stances and an elaborate scheme of allusions and cross-references preserve and present Dostoevsky's conception of his work as a literary whole. Selected from the two-volume set, this abridged edition of A Writer's Diary appears in a single paperback volume, along with a new condensed introduction by editor Gary Saul Morson.

A Writer's Diary

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547546912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 9429


In her journals and writing exercises, this novelist “comes to us with all the brilliance, perceptiveness, and restraint we could wish” (Kirkus Reviews). From 1918 to 1941, even as she penned masterpiece upon masterpiece, Virginia Woolf kept a diary. She poured into it her thoughts, feelings, concerns, objections, interests, and disappointments—resulting in twenty-six volumes that give unprecedented insight into the mind of a genius. Collected here are the passages most relevant to her work and writing. From exercises in the craft of writing; to locations, events, and people that might inspire scenes in her fiction; to meditations on the work of others, A Writer’s Diary takes a fascinating look at how one of the greatest novelists of the English language prepared, practiced, studied, and felt as she created literary history. Edited by and with a preface from her husband, Leonard Woolf, A Writer’s Diary is a captivating must-read study for Woolf fans, aspiring writers, and anyone who has ever wanted a glimpse behind the curtain of brilliance.

Writer's Diary Volume 1

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810115166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 821

View: 8446


Winner of the AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award This is the first paperback edition of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared in the Diary itself.

A Writer's Diary

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 374

View: 8975


An invaluable guide to the art and mind of "Virginia Woolf," drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing, others that are clearly writing exercises accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work and comments on books she was reading. The first entry included here is dated 1918 and the last, three weeks before her death in 1941. Between these points of time unfolds the private world -- the anguish, the triumph, the creative vision -- of one of the great writers of our century. -- From publisher's description

A Writer's Diary

Author: Fedor Michajlovič Dostoevskij

Publisher: e-artnow sro

ISBN: 8027235979

Category: Authors, Russian

Page: 1455

View: 2857


The Writer's Handbook 2003

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871161963

Category: Reference

Page: 1055

View: 6637


Tells how to become a writer, discusses techniques for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays, and lists agents, editors and publishers

The writers directory

Author: [Anonymus AC00423973]

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558620933

Category: Authors, American

Page: 1087

View: 1899