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by William Zinsser

eBook The Writer Who Stayed epub
  • ISBN: 1589880803
  • Author: William Zinsser
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paul Dry Books; Reprint edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Pages: 225 pages
  • ePUB size: 1913 kb
  • FB2 size 1935 kb
  • Formats doc lit lrf txt


Never forget to tell us what's up with the bears.

Only 16 left in stock (more on the way). Never forget to tell us what's up with the bears. The essays in Faraway Places are mostly with travel, but the destinations almost incidental; Zinsser prefers to discuss how civilized white people write about whatever unknown land they travel to, not the people or cultures who call that place home.

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William Zinsser, New York, N.

His 18 . illiam Zinsser. The following passage is an excerpt from William Zinsser's new book: -From The Writer Who Stayed.

The Writer Who Stayed book. This cornucopia was devoted mainly to culture and the arts, the craft of writing, and travels to rem Adapted from "Zinsser on Friday," The American Scholar's National Magazine Award–Winning Essay Series.

William Zinsser was a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer-he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in. .

Zinsser-who, with On Writing Well, taught a whole lot of us how to set down a clean English sentence-last year won a National Magazine Award for his Friday web columns in The American Scholar

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Zinsser-who, with On Writing Well, taught a whole lot of us how to set down a clean English sentence-last year won a National Magazine Award for his Friday web columns in The American Scholar. They're now in a collection that's completely charming, impeccably polished, and ly brief.

Автор: Zinsser William Название: The Writer Who Stayed Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Классификация: ISBN . The Writer Who Stayed collects these engaging pieces by one of Americas best essayists.

The Writer Who Stayed collects these engaging pieces by one of Americas best essayists.

He was a longtime contributor to leading magazines. Zinsser attended Buckley Country Day School, Deerfield Academy and graduated from Princeton University.

Austin Kleon is a writer and artist living in Austin, Texas. Author of Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! about how Frances McDormand makes sure the fellow actors in her troupe stay in decent, clean hotels.

Adapted from "Zinsser on Friday," The American Scholar's National Magazine Award–Winning Essay Series

For nineteen months William Zinsser, author of the best-selling On Writing Well and many other books, wrote a weekly column for the website of the American Scholar magazine. This cornucopia was devoted mainly to culture and the arts, the craft of writing, and travels to remote places, along with the movies, American popular song, email, multitasking, baseball, Central Park, Tina Brown, Pauline Kael, Steve Martin, and other complications of modern life. Written with elegance and humor, these pieces are now collected in The Writer Who Stayed.

"If you value vintage journalism of an old-fashioned vividness and integrity please, please read this book."—Wall Street Journal

"Our 'endlessly supple' English language will, Zinsser says, 'do anything you ask it to do, if you treat it well. Try it and see.' Try him and see craftsmanship."—George F. Will

"Zinsser—who, with On Writing Well, taught a whole lot of us how to set down a clean English sentence—last year won a National Magazine Award for his Friday web columns in The American Scholar. They're now in a collection that's completely charming, impeccably polished, and Strunk-and-White-ishly brief. He's the youngest 90-year-old you'll read this week."—New York Magazine

William Zinsser is a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in 1946—and is also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers, and students. His 17 other books range from memoir (Writing Places) to travel (American Places), jazz (Mitchell & Ruff), American popular song (Easy to Remember), baseball (Spring Training) and the craft of writing (Writing to Learn). During the 1970s he was at Yale University, where he was master of Branford College and taught the influential nonfiction workshop that would start many writers and editors on their careers. He has taught at the New School, in New York, his hometown, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Comments: (7)
Angana
Bill Zinsser has written about every topic on earth, focusing on the things he knows and loves best - how to write, travel, baseball and music. Then, surprisingly, in his 80's, he began to write a blog about everything on earth. Like everything else he has ever written, the blog provided interesting, concise, funny, challenging and beautifully written commentary about myriad components of our culture. Provided in the column entitled "Zinsser on Friday" of the American Scholar online magazine (the missal of Phi Beta Kappa), these blog posts won Zinsser the National Magazine Award in the category of Digital Commentary for 2012, beating Rolling Stone, among others. This is a little jewel of a book and, as is the case with posts of this kind, can be savored over time, many times. Buy the book in hardback or Kindle format (mine is a Kindle copy) and bring it out whenever you want to remind yourself that there is lovely and amazing writing, that short can be all you need to perfectly capture an idea, and that we can reinvent ourselves at any age.
lucky kitten
As a woman who loves writing and reading almost equally, this collection is eloquent, enlightening and entertaining. (I'm sure Mr. Zinsser would disapprove of all those adjectives marching along in one sentence, but so be it.) Each piece is short because he is meeting the constraints of a weekly presentation. And nothing is lost by his brevity. In fact you can't help but marvel at how much you're given in such a small space. Thanks to Zinsser I have been compelled to reevaluate my (uninformed) opinion of journalism. In fact, it would go further and strongly recommend his classic book On Writing Well. It is a guide to writing nonfiction, but more accurately it is, as the title says, a guide to writing well.
Flash_back
I liked this book. I really did. The author is vivacious (more amazing when I realized he was in his late eighties), and it is very apparent that he has mastered the craft of writing. That said, I found some of the anecdotes less than interesting, and the references were often dated (what was I expecting from an octogenarian?).

This book is worth a read for the writing style alone, but I couldn't give it more than 3.5 stars simply because there are too many other excellent books out there (and only a limited amount of time to read). Still, I am looking forward to reading another of this author's books: On Writing Well, which I've heard is quite good.
Walianirv
Another good book by the late Zinsser. I will sorely miss any new works from him, may he rest in peace.

By no means this is his usual works since like he said,

"I still believe in the carefully written personal essay."

These are but a collection of short stories and not his usual work of well crafted pieces of literacy art, but you you are familiar with his other works and style, you will notice his usual prose and wit in them.
Blackstalker
It is so nice to read something by a talented writer. He paints a picture, stretches your mind in words and word usage and provides substance thoughtrout the book.

Newspapers today employ some of the most bland and limited writers available. I rarely am able to finish an article in The Washington Post (I subscribe) with the exception of George Will's articles. The same is true of other newspapers and magazines that I read. The articles and editorials are simple, slanted, lack thoughtful analysis and vision and seldom cause my mind to stretch or even to pick up a dictionary.

I'm so glad I got to read this book.

WJRobinson
Jode
Zinsser's essay are a pleasure to read for many reasons. They're outstanding models for would-be writers and writing teachers. They're short, they're interesting, and they should help the teacher persuade students that "I don't know what to write about" isn't a valid excuse. I used to teach writing to high school and college students in Tokyo and Taiwan. I wish I'd had this volume as a textbook.
Tto
I've known William Zinsser's work since the early 80s. I have very used copies of his other books that I keep turning to as references. Mr. Zinsser's writing is clear, his concepts are understandable. If you are a writer, your writing will be better after reading any chapter of this book, or any of his others.
I've been a fan of the author for many years, and heard about this book via George Will. I loved it. Helpful, insightful, even funny. Encouraged me in my own writing, Couldn't ask for more. I got it on my kindle and can't put it down. A page-turner, which is rare for a writing book.
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