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The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write
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The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write

Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world’s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country’s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers’ discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literary Arts’ 30-year anniversary, A Literary Arts Readers collects highlights from the series in a single volume.
 
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Reason and Imagination in Chaucer, the Perle-poet, and the Cloud-author: Seeing from the Center (The New Middle Ages)
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Reason and Imagination in Chaucer, the Perle-poet, and the Cloud-author: Seeing from the Center (The New Middle Ages)

This book makes the compelling argument that Chaucer, the Perle-poet, and The Cloud of Unknowing author exploited analogue and metaphor for marking out the pedagogical gap between science and the imagination.
 
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She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America
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She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. From Pasadena, California, to the seaside town of Camden, Maine; from the isolated farm town of Ottumwa, Iowa, to Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf coast, Americans were reading Shakespeare in astonishing numbers and in surprising places. Composed mainly of women, these clubs offered the opportunity for members not only to read and study Shakespeare but also to participate in public and civic activities outside the home.
 
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The Shakespeare Book
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The Shakespeare Book

The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare's plays and poems.
From Shakespeare's most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected in this comprehensive guide, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets.
 
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Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories
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Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories

Whether you're preparing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), teaching a class on writing, or looking for writing inspiration, this is a good resource for any new writer. Contains 21 exercises to expand your mind and inspire new story ideas!
 
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Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion
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Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II.
 
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War and Literature (Essays and Studies)
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War and Literature (Essays and Studies)

War was the first subject of literature; at times, war has been its only subject. In this volume, the contributors reflect on the uneasy yet symbiotic relations of war and writing, from medieval to modern literature. War writing emerges in multiple forms, celebratory and critical, awed and disgusted; the rhetoric of inexpressibility fights its own battle with the urgent necessity of representation, record and recognition.
 
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