Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing

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Harper Collins, Jan 4, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher offers a guidebook for aspiring authors, a memoir, and an impassioned argument for the necessity of writing in our world. In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Rosenblatt’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart provides practical insights and advice on the craft, exquisitely presented by one of contemporary literature’s living treasures.

 

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User Review  - Theresa_Nash - LibraryThing

A book on writing that made me think of my place in the world and occasionally made me weep. A book every writer (or parent, sibling, or friend of a writer) should own. Read full review

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User Review  - BlackSheepDances - LibraryThing

Roger Rosenblatt is a huge name in the world of writing. He's written magazine columns, plays, essays, and books and is a master of language. I've always enjoyed his articles in Time-he's a favorite ... Read full review

Contents

ThroatClearing
21
My Story My Self
41
Memory and Dreams
65
Writing Like a Reader
91
A Fine Frenzy
113
Parting Shots
135
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Roger Rosenblatt  is the author of six off-Broadway plays and eighteen books, including Lapham Rising, Making Toast, Kayak Morning and The Boy Detective. He is the recipient of the 2015 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.

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