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Cypert, Rick 1961-

Works: 7 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 384 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3509.B453, B
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Publications about Rick Cypert
Publications by Rick Cypert
Most widely held works about Rick Cypert
Most widely held works by Rick Cypert
America's Agatha Christie : Mignon Good Eberhart, her life and works by Rick Cypert( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The virtue of suspense : the life and works of Charlotte Armstrong by Rick Cypert( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"Does experiencing a suspenseful situation allow one to develop virtue?" "The suspense writer, Charlotte Armstrong (1905-69), no doubt believed that it could. In her works she implied the benefits of experiencing suspense by illustrating the rhetorical benefits of resolving it ethically or virtuously. Thus, in their dealings with other characters, her protagonists discover a virtuous approach to resolving suspense that involves an expanded view of the language one uses and the perspective one adopts." "After writing a number of theatrical plays, Armstrong began writing mysteries - whodunits - and then, at the advice of her literary agent, changed directions. She began writing suspense stories so that her readers, if not the other characters, would know the identity of the villain. This move left her free to focus on how one creates suspense and to what end." "Her shift in focus coincided with the family's move from New Rochelle, NY, to Glendale, CA, in the mid 1940s in time for Armstrong to absorb the elements of suspense in the new genre of film noir. Nonetheless, while informed by film noir, Armstrong's work is set in the everyday, the commonplace, where with one simple action, a series of events are set into motion that keep readers in high suspense." "In Armstrong's correspondence, one observes the lucrative market of women's magazines and newspapers for serialized novels and short stories, the painful bottom line of publishing houses, the diplomatic skills of literary agents toward their authors, the advent of television and its markets for, and marketing of, literary works, and the ever-present and ever-elusive offers from the film industry." "This book seeks to understand Armstrong's contribution to popular fiction through an exploration of her childhood diaries, her adult correspondence, her published and cinematic works, the reviews of those works, and the recollections of her agent, children, and grandchildren. What emerges is the portrait of a writer whose determination, curiosity, analytic mien, and ideas about humanity shaped her writing in ways that fascinated her critics and readers, a fashion that perhaps unconsciously recognized the virtue of suspense in her written works."--Jacket
Dead yesterday : and other stories by Mignon Good Eberhart( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Night call and other stories of suspense by Charlotte Armstrong( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Memory: A Step Toward Invention by Rick Cypert( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Freshman composition students were given six assignments designed to help them examine, analyze, and put their memories into context so that the students could use their memories to begin exploring and creating their own "truths" through language. Two essential types of memory were identified: (1) natural memory, memorizing word for word, which led to the sort of narrative account that the first-semester freshmen tended to write; and (2) artificial memory, which involved memorizing notions and images, then organizing them into cognitive schemata, thus encouraging more analytical writing. These two forms of memory proved interdependent, and the students needed to be aware of that. Effective writers used both forms of memory by cataloguing personal images with the one and analyzing, separating, and schematizing them with the other. Memory retrieval emerged as a crucial part of the process and appeared to be strongly related to stylistic production. Image retrieval seemed to be based not only on writers' knowledge of their ownership of the two types of memory and their ability to store both image and words, but also ultimately on their ability to transform the image into language. Style was stressed as an agent and inducer of memory, and students were encouraged to regard memory as an essential part of the inventive process. (Descriptions of six writing assignments are attached.) (Aew)
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