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The Art of Writing

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In these essays, Stevenson gives advice on a variety of subjects, ranging from inspiration and direction to the technical methods of writing. He explains the basic tools of word choice, rhythm in verse and prose, plotting, and style, with a discussion of the morality of writing--the potential for good that literature has, and the responsibility of the writer to wisely use ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published July 30th 2008 by Waking Lion Press (first published August 1st 2000)
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Riina Ojanen
Robert Louis Stevensonin Kirjoittamisen taito ei ole opas kirjoittajalle, vaan ennemminkin kokoelma esseitä, joissa käydään läpi kirjailijan näkemyksiä kirjallisuuden estetiikasta sekä moraalista. Lisäksi Stevenson kertoo kirjoista jotka ovat vaikuttaneet häneen, ja käy myös läpi Aarresaaren syntyä. Tyyliä käsittelevä essee äityy lopussa hieman kuivakaksi englanninkielisine esimerkkeineen, mutta erityisesti Aarresaaresta, moraalista ja realismista kertovia esseitä luki oikein mielellään. Stevens ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 31, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was ok
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Stevenson gives tips on writing. He discusses the use of language. He appears to dissect the whole writing process. He also talks about the rhythm of the story.
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Dissertation on the writing technique, finer points, form, and the writer's duty. The first part is sort of dry, but the section on the writer's job is interesting.
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is o
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