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008 930525s1993 nyu 001 0 eng
020 0805029788|q(acid-free paper)
020 9780805029789|q(acid-free paper)
050 00 PN218|b.N49 1993
082 00 808/.02|220
100 1 Newlove, Donald.
245 10 Painted paragraphs :|binspired description for writers and
readers /|cDonald Newlove.
246 3 Handbook for the soul
250 1st ed.
264 1 New York :|bH. Holt,|c1993.
300 xiv, 171 pages ;|c19 cm
500 At head of title: A handbook for the soul.
500 Includes index.
520 "Great description shakes us. It fills our lungs with the
life of its author." Painted Paragraphs, the second in a
series of inspirational guides for writers and readers, is
author Donald Newlove's witty, insightful, and very
personal selection of the best descriptive passages in
literature. Beginning with Ernest Hemingway's dinner of
oysters and wine in A Moveable Feast, Newlove moves on to
give us the contents of Mildred's cupboard in Terry
McMillan's Mama, Robert Stone's description of a rat-
infested tug dump in Outerbridge Reach, Richard Selzer's
brilliant anatomy lesson in his memoir Down from Troy, and
John Edgar Wideman's mood painting of a tree by his
mother's house in the black section of Pittsburgh in "All
Stories Are True." Also included are selections from
Tolstoy, Proust, Shakespeare, Anais Nin, lots and lots of
gorgeous Whitman, and dozens more.
520 8 This idiosyncratic collection not only celebrates great
authors, it explains how they use strokes of moral force
and courage to paint the landscapes of their work.
650 0 Authorship.
650 0 Paragraphs.
999 Subjects Batch Update Project
999 Not a Dup