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Writing the Romantic Comedy
Billy Mernit
0060935030
Aug 2001
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Book Review
According to Billy Mernit, all the Hollywood studios--and most major actors--"are actively seeking romantic comedies." But the same studios and actors reject hundreds of romantic comedies a month. Mernit should know. As a story analyst who has read nearly 4,000 screenplays in the last 10 years, Mernit has seen the good, yes, but also too much of the bad and the ugly. With Writing the Romantic Comedy, Mernit presents his UCLA Extension rom-com writing workshop in book form. Believe it or not, it's not enough to have Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks play the leads. You actually have to create characters for them--characters that an audience will believe "absolutely must end up together." Mernit manages to lay down ground rules without seeming rigid: "he can't be in it only for the sex"; "she can't be in it only for the money"; "at least...


Romance Writer's Handbook: How to Write Romantic Fiction and Get It Published
Rebecca Vinyard
0871162040
April 2004
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Eileen Goudge, bestselling author of Thorns of Truth and Garden of Lies
"This book is for anyone looking to get published: a no-nonsense guide that’s accessible and packed with sensible advice."

Book Description
Would you like some friendly help getting started writing some of America’s most popular fiction? Author Rebecca Vinyard has put together a collection of folksy wisdom for aspiring romance writers to help them get published. Romance fiction makes up more than half of all mass-market novels sold, with over 2,000 new titles released each and every year. And unlike other fields of fiction, romance truly welcomes new writers, as editors search through queries and conference appointments for the next Nora Roberts or Barbara Delinsky. In 49 chapters, The Romance Writer’s...


Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books
Eviatar Zerubavel
0674135865
March 1999
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From Library Journal
Zerubavel (sociology, Rutgers), the author of seven books, shares his strategies on getting writing done, no matter how busy or how blocked the writer is. The answer is to make a writing schedule and then follow it, staying slightly flexible, writing outlines and drafts, and writing to deadlines. Written in a light, breezy style, this small book offers little new information. Large libraries may want a paper copy, but a better choice for dissertation writers is Joan Bolker's Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day (LJ 8/98).ALisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WICopyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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For anyone who has blanched at the uphill prospect of finishing a long piece of writing, this book holds out something more practical than hope: it...


Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel
Robin Jarvis
031222849X
Jan 2000
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Book Description
Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel is an exploration of the relationship between walking and writing. Robin Jarvis here reconstructs the scene of walking, both in Britain and on the Continent, in the 1790s, and analyzes the mentality and motives of the early pedestrian traveler. He then discusses the impact of this cultural revolution on the creativity of major Romantic writers, focusing especially on William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Clare, Keats, Hazlitt and Hunt. In readings which engage current debates around literature and travel, Jarvis demonstrates how walking became not only a powerful means of self-enfranchisement but also the focus of restless textual energies.


The Bluelight Corner
Rosemarie Robotham
0609803549
Dec 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
Stories of abortions, unhappy marriages and teenage pregnancy appear alongside tales of sexual discovery or lesbian karate and an ode to Aretha Franklin in this rich and very varied collection edited by Robotham (Zachary's Wings). Included are such classics as Gloria Naylor's "Etta Mae Johnson," about a traveling preacher-man who romances, then dashes; Edwidge Danticat's "Night Woman," a touchingly solemn tale of a prostitute and her concern for how her profession will affect her young son; Tina McElroy Ansa's "Love," an otherworldly story about a romantic interlude with a waltzing ghost; and Jamaica Kincaid's gorgeously written description of an island affair, "Roland and Xuela." Stories also appear from such luminaries as bell hooks, Rita Dove, Ntozake Shange and Alice Walker. But there are lesser known writers...


Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament)
Deborah Lee (Editor), Peter Kitson (Editor)
1851965130
May 1999
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The Early Political Writings of the German Romantics (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Frederick C. Beiser (Editor), et al
0521449510
March 14, 1996
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Review
"Beiser has provided a great service in making available the political writings of the early German romantics. As suggested above, their ideas still have relevance and the problems which they address have not yet been overcome. The anthology will be welcomed by all who are interested in contemporary debates in political philosophy and the history of ideas." J.M. Fritzman, Philosophy in Review

Book Description
The Early Political Writings of the German Romantics contains all the essential political writings of Friedrich Schlegel, Schleiermacher and Novalis during the formative period of romantic thought (1797 to 1803). The early romantics had an ambition still relevant today: to find a middle path between conservatism and liberalism, between a community ethic and individual freedom. ...


Writing Romantic Fiction
Daphne Clair
0713648872
June 1999
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Jon Mee. Romanticism, Enthusiasm and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period.(Book Review) : An article from: Studies in Romanticism [HTML]
Michael Tomko
B000BQJM5W
June 22, 2005
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This digital document is an article from Studies in Romanticism, published by Thomson Gale on June 22, 2005. The length of the article is 2544 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Jon Mee. Romanticism, Enthusiasm and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period.(Book Review)
Author: Michael Tomko
Publication: Studies in Romanticism (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 22, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 44 Issue: 2 Page: 278(6)Article Type: Book ReviewDistributed by Thomson Gale

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The Theory of Inspiration
Timothy Clark
0719059836
Mar 2001
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Book Description
The idea of inspiration as a unique state of mind is now treated as little more than an embarrassment, yet Shelley and other writers often present the process of composition as a state of subjective crisis and transformation. Timothy Clark's book is the first systematic analysis of their accounts and the theory of inspiration. This innovative book reassesses surprising readings of the theory of inspiration in Western poetics since the Enlightenment: the place of mass "enthusiasm" or crowd psychology in Romantic conceptions of inspiration; Hölderin's theory of calculable inspiration; H.D.'s transvaluation of Romantic aesthetics; and the decisive place of Surrealism in the emergence of anti-humanist notions of inspiration in the poetics of Blanchot, Celan, and Derrida.


Women's Writing of the Romantic Period, 1789-1836
Harriet Devine Jump
0748609156
Aug 1997
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Book Description
This groundbreaking anthology brings together a wide selection of women's nonfiction writing from the Romantic period, most of which is unavailable anywhere else, and provides a vital new feminist perspective on an important literary era. Arranged chronologically, and accompanied critical and historical introductions, the works discussed include poetry, critical essays, travel literature, political commentary, and diaries, from such writers as Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Edgeworth, Harriet Martineau, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Frances Trollope, among others.


Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period.(Book Review) : An article from: Wordsworth Circle [HTML]
Adam Potkay
B0009774JO
September 22, 2004
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This digital document is an article from Wordsworth Circle, published by Wordsworth Circle on September 22, 2004. The length of the article is 1180 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period.(Book Review)
Author: Adam Potkay
Publication: Wordsworth Circle (Refereed)
Date: September 22, 2004
Publisher: Wordsworth Circle
Volume: 35 Issue: 4 Page: 158(2)Article Type: Book ReviewDistributed by Thomson Gale

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Cuba and the Tempest : Literature and Cinema in the Time of Diaspora (Envisioning Cuba)
Eduardo Gonz¿lez
0807830151
April 10, 2006
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Book Description
In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959 diaspora: Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929@-2005), who left Cuba for good in 1965 and established himself in London; Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931@-2005), who settled in the United States; and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955), who still lives and writes in Cuba.

Through the positive experiences of exile and wandering that appear in their work, these three writers exhibit what Gonzalez calls "Romantic authorship," a deep connection to the Romantic spirit of irony and complex sublimity crafted in literature by Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In Gonzalez's view, a writer becomes a belated...



Lord Byron's Strength
Jerome Christensen
0801843561
May 1995
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From Library Journal
In this dense, scholarly work, Christensen argues that the phenomenon of "Byronism" was created by a literary system involving poet, publisher, reviewers, and readers. Moreover, this economically profitable venture was used by an emerging commercial society as a weapon in the war against the despotism of Napoleon. Eventually, in Don Juan , Byron repudiated the commercialization of his name, and this poem marks his challenge to the society that had created the cultural institution of "Byronism." The general reader with an interest in Byron is likely to be bewildered by the arcane literary and political theories that Christensen is familiar with and will feel that Wordsworth's lines "My drift I fear/ Is scarcely obvious," quoted by the author in another context, apply to this book. For academic libraries.- Bryan...


Writing a Romantic Novel
Donna Baker
0844200212
Apr 1998
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Opium and the Romantic Imagination
Alethea Hayter
0520017463


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Theory As Practice: A Critical Anthology of Early German Romantic Writings
Jochen Schulte-Sasse (Editor), et al
0816627797


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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Romantic Writings
Stephen Bygrave
0415135788
Nov 1996
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Midwest Book Review
Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to a wide range of poetry and prose from the period between about 1780 and 1830. The reader is guided through canonical works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley, and through lesser-known texts by women writers such as Mary Robinson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Felicia Hemans. Romantic Writings introduces current debates about such issues as the Romantic artist, women writers and readers, and colonialism and the exotic. Romantic Writings has been designed for readers beginning undergraduate study in literature and is written in a lively and accessible style. Each chapter includes practical exercises in analyzing significant passages of text and criticism, followed by detailed discussion. Also included are key critical texts by Stuart Curran, Raymond...


Enlightenment Science in the Romantic Era: The Chemistry of Berzelius and Its Cultural Setting. (book reviews) : An article from: Scandinavian Studies [HTML]
John Greenway
B000926166
June 22, 1993
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This digital document is an article from Scandinavian Studies, published by Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study on June 22, 1993. The length of the article is 726 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Enlightenment Science in the Romantic Era: The Chemistry of Berzelius and Its Cultural Setting. (book reviews)
Author: John Greenway
Publication: Scandinavian Studies (Refereed)
Date: June 22, 1993
Publisher: Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
Volume: v65 Issue: n3 Page: p455(3)Article Type: Book ReviewDistributed by Thomson Gale

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Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832
Ian Haywood
0415157811
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
While the Victorian era has been extensively covered by scholars and critics, less attention has been given to the period that bridges the gap to Victorianism. Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832 provides a valuable insight into the condition of Britain in the early part of the nineteenth century. Original documents from a range of disciplines and discourses include writings by previously neglected or under-represented women, working-class men, black radicals, and conservative and evangelical polemicists, as well as several previously neglected texts by canonical writers. The writings are organized into sections on Radical Journalism, Political Economy, Atheism, Nation and State, Race and Empire, Gender and Literary Institutions. Each section includes an introduction which contextualizes the following...

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