The Art Of X-ray Reading: How The Secrets Of 25 Great Works Of Literature Will Improve Your Writing by Roy Peter ClarkThe Art Of X-ray Reading: How The Secrets Of 25 Great Works Of Literature Will Improve Your Writing by Roy Peter Clark

The Art Of X-ray Reading: How The Secrets Of 25 Great Works Of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

byRoy Peter Clark

Hardcover | December 15, 2018

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Roy Peter Clark, one of America''s most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, fromThe Great GatsbytoLolitatoThe Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you''ve experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.
Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level--to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors--for more than thirty years. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited seventeen books on...
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Title:The Art Of X-ray Reading: How The Secrets Of 25 Great Works Of Literature Will Improve Your WritingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.62 X 5.88 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.62 X 5.88 X 1.12 inPublished:December 15, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316282170

ISBN - 13:9780316282178

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"This is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to becoming an active reader, an homage to the wealth of meaning in great literature, and a striking demonstration of how that meaning can be transmitted from author to reader across centuries and oceans."-Publishers Weekly