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The Resource Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico

Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico

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Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft
Title
Thus I lived with words
Title remainder
Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft
Statement of responsibility
Annette R. Federico
Title variation
Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft
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Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) loved more than anything to talk about the craft of writing and the pleasure of reading good books. His dedication to the creative impulse manifests itself in the extraordinary amount of work he produced in virtually every literary genre--fiction, poetry, travel writing, and essays--in a short and peripatetic life. His letters, especially, confess his elation at the richness of words and the companionship of books, often projected against ill health and the shadow of his own mortality. Stevenson belonged to a newly commercial literary world, an era of mass readership, marketing, and celebrity. He had plenty of practical advice for writers who wanted to enter the profession: study the best authors, aim for simplicity, strike a keynote, work on your style. He also held that a writer should adhere to the truth and utter only what seems sincere to his or her heart and experience of the world. Writers have messages to deliver, whether the work is a tale of Highland adventure, a collection of children's verse, or an essay on umbrellas. Stevenson believed that an author could do no better than to find the appetite for joy, the secret place of delight that is the hidden nucleus of most people's lives. His remarks on how to write, on style and method, and on pleasure and moral purpose contain everything in literature and life that he cared most about--adventuring, persisting, finding out who you are, and learning to embrace "the romance of destiny.""--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1960-
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Federico, Annette
Dewey number
  • 828.809
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5496
LC item number
.F43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Muse books, the Iowa series in creativity and writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Authorship
  • Literary style
  • Values in literature
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authorship
  • Literary style
  • Values in literature
Label
Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- RLS -- Romance -- Simplicity -- Play -- Reading -- Truth -- Teaching -- Style -- Dreams
Control code
983824409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781609385187
Lccn
2017005966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983824409
Label
Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- RLS -- Romance -- Simplicity -- Play -- Reading -- Truth -- Teaching -- Style -- Dreams
Control code
983824409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9781609385187
Lccn
2017005966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983824409

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