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Riassunto: Paperback. Pub Date: 2002 07 Pages: 320 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing Part memoir. part master class by one of The bestselling authors of all time. this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft. comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer. from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. illiantly structured. friendly and inspiring. On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it - fans. writers. and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Review: Short and snappy as it is, Stephen King's On Writing really contains two books: a fondly sardonic autobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists. The memoir is terrific stuff, a vivid description of how a writer grew out of a misbehaving kid. You're right there with the young author as he's tormented by poison ivy, gas-passing babysitters, uptight schoolmarms and a laundry job nastier than Jack London's. It's a ripping yarn that casts a sharp light on his fiction. This was a child who dug Yvette Vickers from Attack of the Giant Leeches, not Sandra Dee. "I wanted monsters that ate whole cities, radioactive corpses that came out of the ocean and ate surfers and girls in black bras who looked like trailer trash." But massive reading on all literary levels was a craving just as crucial, and soon King was the published author of "I Was a Teen-Age Graverobber". As a young adult raising a family in a trailer, King started a story inspired by his stint as a caretaker cleaning a high-school girls' locker room. He crumpled it up, but his writer wife retrieved it from the trash, and using her advice about the girl milieu and his own memories of two reviled teenage classmates who died young, he came up with Carrie. King gives us lots of revelations about his life and work. The kidnapper character in Misery, the mind-possessing monsters in The Tommyknockers, and the haunting of the blocked writer in The Shining symbolised his cocaine and booze addiction (overcome thanks to his wife's intervention, which he describes). "There's one novel, Cujo, that I barely remember writing."
King also evokes his college days and his recovery from the van crash that nearly killed him, but the focus is always on what it all means to the craft. He gives you a whole writer's "tool kit": a reading list, writing assignments, a corrected story and nuts-and-bolts advice on dollars and cents, plot and character, the basic building block of the paragraph, and literary models. He shows what you can learn from HP Lovecraft's arcane vocabulary, Hemingway's leanness, Grisham's authenticity, Richard Dooling's artful obscenity, Jonathan Kellerman's sentence fragments. He explains why Kellerman's Hart's War is a great story marred by a tin ear for dialogue, and how Elmore Leonard's Be Cool could be the antidote. King isn't just a writer, he's a true teacher. --Tim Appelo
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Descrizione libro Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y., 2002. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2812755741
Descrizione libro Pocket Books June 2002, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Codice libro della libreria 166620
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Descrizione libro Pocket Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2002. S Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. F First Paperback Printing. Brief summary of content available upon request by e-mail. Codice libro della libreria 531635
Descrizione libro Pocket Books, 2002. Softcover. Condizione libro: VG+. Part memoir, part master class. Light book may require less postage. 297 pages. Codice libro della libreria 1090986
Descrizione libro Pocket Books, 2002. Softcover. Condizione libro: VG+. Part memoir, part master class. Light book may require less postage. 297 pages. Codice libro della libreria 1091373