How to Write Like Tolstoy

Written By Richard Cohen
How to Write Like Tolstoy
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 September 2016
  • ISBN : 1786070227
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled How to Write Like Tolstoy written by Richard Cohen which was release on 01 September 2016, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A Spectator Best Book of the Year ‘There are three rules for writing a novel,’ Somerset Maugham once said. ‘Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.’ So how to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, avoid plagiarism (or choose not to), or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets—writing a good sex scene? Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on a fascinating excursion into the lives and minds of our greatest writers—from Balzac and Eliot to Woolf and Nabokov, through to Zadie Smith and Stephen King, with a few mischievous detours to Tolstoy along the way. In a glittering tour d’horizon, he lays bare their tricks, motivations, techniques, obsessions and flaws.

How to Write Like Tolstoy

How to Write Like Tolstoy
  • Author : Richard Cohen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : A Spectator Best Book of the Year ‘There are three rules for writing a novel,’ Somerset Maugham once said. ‘Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.’ So how to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, avoid plagiarism (or choose not to), or run that most challenging ...

How to Write Like Tolstoy

How to Write Like Tolstoy
  • Author : Richard Cohen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen ...

How to Write Like Chekhov

How to Write Like Chekhov
  • Author : Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-10-23
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : Maxim Gorky said that no one understood “the tragedy of life's trivialities” as clearly as Anton Chekhov, widely considered the father of the modern short story and the modern play. Chekhov's singular ability to speak volumes with a single, impeccably chosen word, mesh comedy and pathos, and capture life's basic ...

All About Copyediting

All About Copyediting
  • Author : K.J.Heritage
  • Publisher : Sygasm
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12
  • Total pages : 163
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : Want to add punch to your prose? Follow these 55 simple edits and improve your writing forever! Getting readers past page one, despite your ‘explosive, fast paced hitting-the-ground-running opening’, is what this guide is all about. Applying the 55 easy editing steps to your fiction will allow reviewers and readers to evaluate ...

Revolution and Non Violence in Tolstoy Gandhi and Mandela

Revolution and Non Violence in Tolstoy  Gandhi  and Mandela
  • Author : Imraan Coovadia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : The dangers of political violence and the possibilities of non-violence were the central themes of three lives which changed the twentieth century—Leo Tolstoy, writer and aristocrat who turned against his class, Mohandas Gandhi who corresponded with Tolstoy and considered him the most important person of the time, and Nelson ...

What Men Live By

What Men Live By
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Total pages : 62
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy also spelled Tolstoi, Russian in full Lev Nikolayevich, Graf (count) Tolstoy, (born August 28 [September 9, New Style], 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula province, Russian Empire-died November 7 [November 20], 1910, Astapovo, Ryazan province), Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is best known for his ...

The Literature 100

The Literature 100
  • Author : Daniel S. Burt
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : Here is the revised and expanded edition of Daniel S. Burt's fascinating assessment of the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all times and cultures now with 25 additional entries and some reassessments as well as 25 new black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From Doris Lessing and Gabriel Garc a M rquez ...

What Men Live By

What Men Live By
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Total pages : 62
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy also spelled Tolstoi, Russian in full Lev Nikolayevich, Graf (count) Tolstoy, (born August 28 [September 9, New Style], 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula province, Russian Empire-died November 7 [November 20], 1910, Astapovo, Ryazan province), Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is best known for his ...

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun
  • Author : Richard Cohen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives ...

So Many Rooms

So Many Rooms
  • Author : Laura Scott
  • Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-08-29
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : So Many Rooms, the debut collection from Geoffrey Dearmer Prize-winning poet Laura Scott, moves with its own lyric strangeness, opening up different rooms and also different worlds....

Three Novellas

Three Novellas
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : One of Tolstoy's last published works of fiction, The Devil revolves around the young landowner Yevgeny's irrepressible lust for Stepanida, a sensual peasant woman. Even when he gets married to a respectable upper-class lady, he finds himself unable to put an end to his encounters with Stepanida, and becomes increasingly ...

Leo Tolstoy and the Alibi of Narrative

Leo Tolstoy and the Alibi of Narrative
  • Author : Justin Weir
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : One hundred years after his death, Tolstoy still inspires controversy with his notoriously complex narrative strategies. This original book explores how and why Tolstoy has mystified interpreters and offers a new look at his most famous works of fiction....

D S Mirsky

D S  Mirsky
  • Author : Gerald Stanton Smith,Professor of Russian Oxford University and Fellow G S Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : After fighting in World War I and the Russian Civil War, Mirsky emigrated, taught at London University, and became a literary critic and historian, writing prolifically in English, and also in Russian for the Paris-centered emigration, especially as a leading member of the Eurasian movement."--BOOK JACKET....

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Untitled 8760
  • Author : Random House
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2030-09-03
  • Total pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy
  • Author : Daniel Moulin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1786070227
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Summary : How do we know what we should teach? And how should we go about teaching it? These deceptively simple questions about education perplexed Tolstoy. Before writing his famous novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy opened an experimental school on his estate to try and answer them. His experiences ...