The Resource Pity the reader : on writing with style, Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell

Pity the reader : on writing with style, Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell

Label
Pity the reader : on writing with style
Title
Pity the reader
Title remainder
on writing with style
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell
Title variation
On writing with style
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course he's given us glimpses before, with aphorisms and short essays and articles and in his speeches. But never before has an entire book been devoted to Kurt Vonnegut the teacher. Here is pretty much everything Vonnegut ever said or wrote having to do with the writing art and craft, altogether a healing, a nourishing expedition. McConnell has outfitted us for the journey, and in these 37 chapters covers the waterfront of how one American writer brought himself to the pinnacle of the writing art, and we can all benefit as a result. Kurt Vonnegut was one of the few grandmasters of American literature, whose novels continue to influence new generations about the ways in which our imaginations can help us to live. Few aspects of his contribution have not been plumbed--fourteen novels, collections of his speeches, his essays, his letters, his plays--so this fresh view of him, written by a former student, is a bonanza for writers and readers and Vonnegut fans everywhere
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vonnegut, Kurt
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 808.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McConnell, Suzanne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Fiction
Label
Pity the reader : on writing with style, Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-418)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advice for everyone on writing anything -- About writing fiction -- The prime mover -- Detouring forward -- Dead ahead -- Breakthrough -- Fear of finding a worthy subject or a dearth of death -- The last word on the prime mover or fear not -- Soul growth -- Sanctuary -- What makes great art or art and soul -- Agents of change -- Writers as teachers or the noblest profession -- Vonnegut in class -- Heft and comfort -- Talent -- Diligence -- Pitfalls -- Methodologism -- Materializations -- Propagation -- Regeneration -- The mother of all pearls -- Beginnings -- Plot -- Character -- Prose, the audial -- Prose, the visual -- The joke biz -- Black humor -- Much better stories: re-vision and revision -- Eeny-meeny-miny-moe or choice -- Making a living -- Caring for your piece in the game -- Farting around in life and art -- Love, marriage, and baby carriage -- Better together or community
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
xii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781609809621
Lccn
2019023380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1085630226
  • (OCoLC)1085630226
Label
Pity the reader : on writing with style, Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-418)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advice for everyone on writing anything -- About writing fiction -- The prime mover -- Detouring forward -- Dead ahead -- Breakthrough -- Fear of finding a worthy subject or a dearth of death -- The last word on the prime mover or fear not -- Soul growth -- Sanctuary -- What makes great art or art and soul -- Agents of change -- Writers as teachers or the noblest profession -- Vonnegut in class -- Heft and comfort -- Talent -- Diligence -- Pitfalls -- Methodologism -- Materializations -- Propagation -- Regeneration -- The mother of all pearls -- Beginnings -- Plot -- Character -- Prose, the audial -- Prose, the visual -- The joke biz -- Black humor -- Much better stories: re-vision and revision -- Eeny-meeny-miny-moe or choice -- Making a living -- Caring for your piece in the game -- Farting around in life and art -- Love, marriage, and baby carriage -- Better together or community
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
xii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781609809621
Lccn
2019023380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1085630226
  • (OCoLC)1085630226

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