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About the Author

By John Colapinto
  • ISBN Code: : 0061738611
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : about-the-author.pdf

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller As Nature Made Him comes a “clever and entertaining first novel.”—Elle Despite a severe case of writer's block, Cal Cunningham dreams of writing a novel that will permit him to escape from his life as a penniless stockboy in dirty and dangerous upper Manhattan bookstore. However, when his roommate is suddenly killed in a bicycle accident, Cal is suddenly the author of a page-turning autobiography. Propelled to the top of the bestseller lists with million-dollar movie deals, Cal finds that he has realized his most outlandish fantasies of literary success. That is, until he discovers that someone knows his secret. A searingly funny psychological thriller, About the Author delves into the excesses of the publishing world and shows that sometimes the difference between reality and imagination can be fatal.

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The illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, where he meets all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, while learning to feel a little better about himself—based on the enormously popular Twitter account. Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, an alien sent to study Earth. Always feeling apart, even among his species, Jomny feels at home for the first time among the earthlings he meets. There is a bear tired of other creatures running in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, a turtle hiding itself by learning camouflage, a puppy struggling to express its true feelings, and many more. The characters are unique and inventive—bees think long and hard about what love means, birds try to eat the sun, nothingness questions its own existence, a ghost comes to terms with dying, and an introverted hedgehog slowly lets Jomny see its artistic insecurities. At the same time, Jomny’s curious presence allows these characters to open up to him in ways they were never able to before, revealing the power of somebody who is just there to listen. Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is also the story behind the widely-shared and typo-filled @jonnysun twitter account. Since the beginning, Sun intentionally tweeted from an outsider’s perspective, creating a truly distinct voice. Now, that outsider has taken shape in the character of Jomny, who observes Earth with the same intelligent, empathetic, and charmingly naïve voice that won over his fans on social media. New fans will find it organic, and old fans will delight at seeing the clever words that made them fans in the first place. Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused Alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the animals and plants of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all the earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we will all learn how sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa

By Delia Owens
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 035839421X
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: delia-and-mark-owens-in-africa.pdf

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Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

The Author Training Manual

By Nina Amir
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1599637677
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: the-author-training-manual.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.

Alan LeMay

By Dan LeMay
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786489812
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: alan-lemay.pdf

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Although much has been written about the 1950s cult film The Searchers, Alan LeMay, the author of the novel upon which the movie is based, has received little attention. This welcome biography tells the engaging story of the career freelance writer who sold his first story at age 19 and never held a permanent job. LeMay gained success in the 1930s writing Westerns and in the 1940s penning scripts for “big outdoor” films but he is best remembered for Searchers (1953) and another novel adapted into a popular film, The Unforgiven (1957). Sometimes rich but frequently poor, LeMay supported a family with his writing and engaged in a variety of ventures, including cattle ranching, polo playing, flying, and road racing. This narrative of his unconventional life offers an insider’s view of Hollywood and conveys the unique stresses of a career in screenwriting.

The Author

By Andrew Bennett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113446133X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: the-author.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume investigates the changing definitions of the author, what it has meant historically to be an 'author', and the impact that this has had on literary culture. Andrew Bennett presents a clearly-structured discussion of the various theoretical debates surrounding authorship, exploring such concepts as authority, ownership, originality, and the 'death' of the author. Accessible, yet stimulating, this study offers the ideal introduction to a core notion in critical theory.

The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare

By Anna Beer
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111960527X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: the-life-of-the-author.pdf

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Discover an invigorating new perspective on the life and work of William Shakespeare The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare delivers a fresh and exciting new take on the life of William Shakespeare, offering readers a biography that brings to the foreground his working life as a poet, playwright, and actor. It also explores the nature of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, and family, and asks important questions about the stories we tell about Shakespeare based on the evidence we actually have about the man himself. The book is written using scholarly citations and references, but with an approachable style suitable for readers with little or no background knowledge of Shakespeare or the era in which he lived. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare asks provocative questions about the playwright-poet’s preoccupation with gender roles and sexuality, and explores why it is so challenging to ascertain his political and religious allegiances. Conservative or radical? Misogynist or proto-feminist? A lover of men or women or both? Patriot or xenophobe? This introduction to Shakespeare’s life and works offers no simple answers, but recognizes a man intensely responsive to the world around him, a playwright willing and able to collaborate with others and able to collaborate with others, and, of course, his exceptional, perhaps unique, contribution to literature in English. The book covers the entirety of William Shakespeare’s life (1564-1616), taking him from his childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon to his success in the theatre world of London and then back to his home town and comfortable retirement. The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare sets his achievement as a writer within the dangerous, vibrant cultural world that was Elizabethan and Jacobean England, revealing a writer’s life of frequent collaboration, occasional crisis, but always of profound creativity. Perfect for undergraduate students in Literature, Drama, Theatre Studies, History, and Cultural Studies courses, The Life of the Author: William Shakespeare will also earn a place in the libraries of students interested in Gender Studies and Creative Writing.

The Writer and the World

By V. S. Naipaul
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 030737064X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: the-writer-and-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For forty years V. S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage -- nearly all of them heretofore out of print -- are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu’s mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The Writer and the World attests powerfully not only to Naipaul’s status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding.

The Author

By Evelyne Day Rush
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525546996
  • Total of Pages : 153
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: the-author.pdf

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An incident transforms Eva's popularity to the next level. Loving the attention, it leads her to engage in unhealthy behaviour to repeat the high. In search of significance, Eva embarks on an adventure in the world of drugs, alcohol and risky lifestyle all the while jumping from one relationship to another. With each relationship, Eva hopes that the new flame will become Mr. Right. Disappointed and at the end of her rope, she meets "The Author". Will He be the one who can finally make her feel complete and satisfied? Will He be able to fill her inner needs? This book tells the story of Evelyne Day Rush. While the names of people and places have been changed and some events slightly altered to protect privacy, this book is a true story. Without shame, Evelyne exposes her teenage years and early adulthood when experiencing the fleeting pleasures an unrestrained and loose life offers. She unfolds the events that transformed her life into a true fairy tale.

The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

By Anna Marmodoro,Jonathan Hill
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191649503
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-author-s-voice-in-classical-and-late-antiquity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What significance does the voice or projected persona in which a text is written have for our understanding of the meaning of that text? This volume explores the persona of the author in antiquity, from Homer to late antiquity, taking into account both Latin and Greek authors from a range of disciplines. The thirteen chapters are divided into two main sections, the first of which focuses on the diverse forms of writing adopted by various ancient authors, and the different ways these forms were used to present and project an authorial voice. The second part of the volume considers questions regarding authority and ascription in relation to the authorial voice. In particular, it looks at how later readers - and later authors - may understand the authority of a text's author or supposed author. The volume contains chapters on pseudo-epigraphy and fictional letters, as well as the use of texts as authoritative in philosophical schools, and the ancient ascription of authorship to works of art.

The Author of Sin

By Vincent Cheung
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  • Publisher : Vincent Cheung
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: the-author-of-sin.pdf

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This is a collection of articles on divine sovereignty, human freedom, and the doctrines of grace. It provides a corrective to popular Calvinism. Chapters include: "The Author of Sin," "Why God Created Evil," "Compatibilist Freedom," "The Doctrine of Hell," "The Problem of Evil," and "The Preservation of the Saints."

The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature

By Aglae Pizzone
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 1614515190
  • Total of Pages : 589
  • Category : History
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: the-author-in-middle-byzantine-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how Byzantine intellectuals conceived of their own work and pursuits.