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The sound on the page : style and voice in writing

Author: Ben Yagoda
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on interviews with forty leading contemporary authors to discuss the importance of individual style on literature, citing the distinguishing practices of today's top writers while making recommendations to serious readers and aspiring writers.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Yagoda
ISBN: 0066214173 9780066214177
OCLC Number: 53045258
Description: 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The argument --
pt. 1: Style from the outside : theory --
The history of an idea ; Quotes on style --
Writing, speech, and the middle style ; "Looking for a click in my head" : music and style --
A field guide to styles ; Engendering style --
"Style is the man himself" : style and personality --
pt. 2: Style from the inside : practice --
Finding a voice, finding a style ; Progress in works --
What writers talk about when they talk about style ; Blindfold test --
Consistency and change --
Style according to form --
By way of advice.
Responsibility: Ben Yagoda.
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Draws on interviews with forty leading contemporary authors to discuss the importance of individual style on literature, citing the distinguishing practices of today's top writers while making recommendations to serious readers and aspiring writers.

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