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Inhaltsangabe: A charming, inspiring, and useful "handbook for the soul" for writers and readers. Beginning with Ernest Hemingway's dinner of oysters and wine in A Moveable Feast, Newlove moves on to give us the contents of Mildred's cupboard in Terry McMillan's Mama and other descriptions.
From Kirkus Reviews: In the second volume of an intended trilogy about writing, novelist/memoirist (and longtime Kirkus reviewer) Newlove (Curranne Trueheart, 1986, etc.) infuses readers with a sense of the power that real feeling, honestly observed, brings to great writing. Newlove sings and celebrates, and sometimes playfully deflates, gorgeous passages of description from Hemingway, Bunyan, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Chandler, Mailer, Whitman, and many others. By describing how a particular passage strikes him--sometimes in the back muscles, sometimes straight through the heart--Newlove shows that it's earthy feeling rather than any superhuman feat of intellect or froth of words that carves out the indelible ``spiritual landscape'' of a Tolstoy or Shakespeare. Riffing on one classic passage after another, bubbling over with an infectious love of language, Newlove demonstrates how vision and moral force in literature flow always from some true perception of the value of life: Truth must come from ``a man's grip on life.'' Hence we taste the brine that Hemingway tastes in the oysters he gobbles in Paris; we share a luscious, greedy snack of ham with Thomas Wolfe; we embrace the world of the body with Whitman; we drink in horror at the hands of Conrad. We even sample the fall and rise of Newlove himself as ``Drunkspeare,'' an alcoholic writer step-by-step restored to his exuberant senses. In some of his most useful passages, Newlove jokes about greats like ``Wild Bill'' Shakespeare so that we may see ``the simplicity, almost raggedness of his lines.'' Newlove freely abridges Hemingway, and prunes Conrad's jungle, but, strangely, he touches not a word in Mailer's Ancient Evenings--seeing ``brilliancies everywhere--and not a stuffed bird among them.'' Here, as in First Paragraphs (1992), the self-styled ``Dr. Don'' gives transfusions of the living spirit ``that breathes out of the writer's breast.'' -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co (P), 1995. Buchzustand: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP18721417
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Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt, New York, 1995. wraps. / binding good. Very Good / wraps cover clean / very slight edgewear. text clean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers KENSBOOK010745
Buchbeschreibung Holt & Company, Henry. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G080502591XI5N00
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Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1995. Softcover. Reprint. 12mo. Pictorial wrappers. Pages age-toned, near fine. "A Handbook for the Soul.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 412363
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co (P), 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 080502591X