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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contains biographical information
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1960-
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Federico, Annette
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5496
LC item number
.F43 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Authorship
  • Literary style
  • Values in literature
  • Authors, Scottish
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authorship
  • Literary style
  • Values in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- R.L.S. -- Romance -- Play -- Simplicity -- Reading -- Truth -- Teaching -- Style -- Dreams
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781609385194
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt20qf6pc
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  • (OCoLC)1003856321
  • (OCoLC)on1003856321
Label
Thus I lived with words : Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer's craft, Annette R. Federico
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- R.L.S. -- Romance -- Play -- Simplicity -- Reading -- Truth -- Teaching -- Style -- Dreams
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609385194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20qf6pc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003856321
  • (OCoLC)on1003856321

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