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- DescriptionThis smartly illustrated literary miscellanea is intended to stimulate readers and writers of English prose. From dead language - the speaks (i.e., ad-speak, media-speak, corporate-speak) through re-writing - Again? to rules (to obey or t to obey), authors Barry Healey and Cordelia Strube examine what makes good and bad writing. With tongue often in cheek, they scrutinize various forms of prose and the seven major prose elements, and reflect on how to approach the writing process most effectively. Exhilarating Prose also abounds with examples of startling writing, wide-ranging quotes from celebrated authors, and their own ruminations on the oddities of writing and the infinite eccentricity of the human mind. To those interested in English words in their best order (Coleridge), this book will inform, engage, and amuse.
- Author BiographyBarry Healey is a former television writer. He has written, directed, and produced award-winning short films as well as feature films. He is the author of The Sex Life of the Amoeba. Cordelia Strube is a playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Alex and Zee, which was shortlisted for the W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award; and Teaching Pigs to Sing, which was nominated for the Governor General's Award; and Lemon, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium Book Award and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is a three-time nominee for the ReLit Award. She teaches writing at Ryerson University.Both authors live in Toronto.
- Author(s)Barry Healey,Cordelia Strube
- PublisherBaraka Books
- Date of Publication30/05/2015
- Place of PublicationMontreal
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintBaraka Books
- Weight249 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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