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The Resource Odd type writers : from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors, Celia Blue Johnson

Odd type writers : from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors, Celia Blue Johnson

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Odd type writers : from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors
Title
Odd type writers
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from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors
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Celia Blue Johnson
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eng
Summary
"Every great writer has a unique way of setting a story to paper. And, it turns out, many of these writers used methods that were just as inventive as the works they produced. Odd Type Writers explores the quirky writing habits of renowned authors, including Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, and Alexandre Dumas, among many others. * To meet his deadline for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo placed himself under strict house arrest, locking up all of his clothes and wearing nothing but a large gray shawl until he finished the book. * Virginia Woolf used purple ink for love letters, diary entries, and to pen her acclaimed novel Mrs. Dalloway. Also, in her twenties, she preferred to write while standing up. * Friedrich Schiller kept a drawer full of rotten apples in his study. According to his wife, he couldn't work without that pungent odor wafting into his nose. * Eudora Welty evaluated her work with scissors handy. If anything needed to be moved, she cut it right out of the page. Then she'd use pins to put the section in its new place. In Odd Type Writers, you'll find out why James Joyce wrote in crayon, what Edgar Allan Poe's cat was doing on his shoulder, why Vladimir Nabokov had to keep his feet wet, and the other peculiar tools and eccentric methods used to compose some of the greatest works of all time"--
Summary
"Every great writer has a unique way of setting a story to paper. And, it turns out, many of these writers used methods that were just as inventive as the works they produced. Odd Type Writers explores the quirky writing habits of renowned authors, including Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, and Alexandre Dumas, among many others. * To meet his deadline for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo placed himself under strict house arrest, locking up all of his clothes and wearing nothing but a large gray shawl until he finished the book. * Virginia Woolf used purple ink for love letters, diary entries, and to pen her acclaimed novel Mrs. Dalloway. Also, in her twenties, she preferred to write while standing up. * Friedrich Schiller kept a drawer full of rotten apples in his study. According to his wife, he couldn't work without that pungent odor wafting into his nose. * Eudora Welty evaluated her work with scissors handy. If anything needed to be moved, she cut it right out of the page. Then she'd use pins to put the section in its new place. In Odd Type Writers, you'll find out why James Joyce wrote in crayon, what Edgar Allan Poe's cat was doing on his shoulder, why Vladimir Nabokov had to keep his feet wet, and the other peculiar tools and eccentric methods used to compose some of the greatest works of all time"--
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Johnson, Celia Blue
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808/.02
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index present
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non fiction
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from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors
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Odd type writers : from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors, Celia Blue Johnson
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Publication
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"A Perigee book."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013002340
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 198 pages
Isbn
9780399159947
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2013002340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Odd type writers : from Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors, Celia Blue Johnson
Publication
Note
"A Perigee book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013002340
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 198 pages
Isbn
9780399159947
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013002340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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