A Free Guide to Writing in
traditional and contemporary styles.
A free 568-page book on verse writing as an art form —
a practical guide to writing verse in traditional, Modernist and
Illustrated with copious examples ranging from Chaucer
to contemporary American poets, plus hundreds of Internet links, this
guide bridges the gap between self expression and the production of
professional work worthy of the detailed literary study.
expanded version of this popular book that now includes more
information on Modernist concepts and the translation of poems from
A Free Guide to publishing in
traditional, electronic and webpage forms.
Covers fiction, nonfiction and
poetry submissions, plus traditional,
e-book, PoD, Kindle, Amazon and internet publishing and self-publishing.
If you really want to get that book or article published, this
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entire publishing world, traditional and contemporary, and will be able
to choose the publishing or self-publishing route best suited to your
time, talents and financial requirements.
A Free Guide to ten schools of
A concise guide to the
schools of literary criticism: some seventeen schools are noted in this
150 page free guide, and ten schools covered in some detail -
traditional, the new criticism, rhetoric approaches, stylistics,
metaphor approaches, poststructuralist, myth criticism, freudian,
jungian and fractal approaches.
All are illustrated with a worked example and supported
with extensive book and Internet references.
A Free Guide to critical theory in
its wider contexts.
A Background to Critical Theory
places current approaches in the wider context of aesthetics, science
and political economy. Written as 45 evaluative, jargon-free and
largely self-contained chapters, this 170,000 word study surveys the
theories of art and writing, linguistics and linguistic philosophies,
the concept of truth in science, literature, mathematics and
logic, the rational and irrational philosophies of Kant, Hegel,
Nietzsche, Barthes, Derrida, etc., suggestions from brain functioning
and many other matters that have a tangential but important bearing on
how we judge literature: both how we did so in the past and how we
do so today.
Two free ebooks: Text and Internet