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Language and creative illusion

Author: Walter Nash
Publisher: New York : Longman, 1998.
Series: English language series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the creative process in writing, from the ideas and designs of composition to the business of fixing a text on paper. Two themes run throughout the text: one concerns the action of the mind  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Nash
ISBN: 058229164X 9780582291645 0582291631 9780582291638
OCLC Number: 911311549
Description: VIII, 258 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements I. Preliminaries: on illusions and creations II. The induction of the reader 1. On writing for reading's sake 2. Speech in writing 3. Ludus litterarius; or games writers play III. The formation of the text 4. Punctuating Gulliver 5. Gray's grammar, or the intricacy of simple music 6. Re-wording Wordsworth: a passage from "The Prelude" 7. Re-modelling models: Tennyson and 'the old "Morte"' 8. Form and feeling: Browning's "Porphyria" IV. Modes of Composition 9. Translation: the "Englishing" of a Horatian Ode 10. Argument: Chesterton's "The Wind and the Trees" 11. Narrative openings: Scott Fitzgerald's "The Cut Glass Bowl" V. Means to an end 12. The biro, the word-processor and putting pen to paper Appendices
Series Title: English language series
Responsibility: Walter Nash.


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