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Off the Page

Off the Page
Author : Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publisher : Ember
Release Date : 2015-05-19
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Total pages :356
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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure. Delilah and Oliver shouldn’t be together. But they are together. And just as they’re getting used to the possibility that happily ever after may really, truly be theirs, the universe sends them a message they can’t ignore: they won’t be allowed to rewrite their story. Delilah and Oliver must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love and what it takes to have a happy ending in a world where the greatest adventures happen off the page. “Off the Page is just so sweet and magical. In high school, I would have given ANYTHING to crawl inside one of my favorite books to escape the real world. I wish!”—SARAH DESSEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything

Murder Off the Page

Murder Off the Page
Author : Con Lehane
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release Date : 2019-11-19
Category : Fiction
Total pages :320
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The third book in an amazing series that features crime à la library at America's most famous institution of higher reading. A note from bartender Brian McNulty, Raymond Ambler’s friend, confidant, and sometimes adviser, sets the librarian sleuth off on a murder investigation, one that he pursues reluctantly until a second murder upends the world as he knows it. The second victim is a lady friend of McNulty’s—and the prime suspect is McNulty himself. As Ambler pursues his investigation, he discovers that the murdered woman had a double life. Her intermittent visits to the city—a whirlwind of reckless drinking and illicit liaisons with men she met in the cocktail lounges—had their counterpart in suburban Fairfield County Connecticut where, as Dr. Sandra Dean, she practiced dermatology and lived in a gated community with a doting husband and a young daughter. While Ambler looks into the past of Dr. Sandra Dean to understand the murder of Shannon Darling in the present, NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove investigates the men in Shannon Darling’s life. She might have been murdered because she frustrated the wrong man. It could have been a jealous wife. In fact, any number of people might have murdered Shannon Darling. Or, as Ambler suspects, did someone murder Dr. Sandra Dean? Yet, no matter which way he turns, McNulty emerges as a suspect. Ambler’s dilemma seems insurmountable: Should he keep searching for the truth behind the murders if the deeper he probes, the more evidence he finds that points to the morally rumpled bartender as a murderer?

Off the Page

Off the Page
Author : Elizabeth Kenyon
Publisher :
Release Date : 2020-08-11
Category :
Total pages :204
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Jane can count the joys of her life on one hand: Writing, her roommates, and Benjamin King. At twenty-two years old with a job she doesn't know how to quit and a book she doesn't know how to finish, Jane feels more than a little lost. So imagine her surprise when she meets the leading man of her own creation, not only living and breathing, but completely unaware of his own literary origin. Jane immediately takes a shining to him--of course she does, she's half in love with him already. But what happens when the leading lady--everything Jane is not (independent, adventurous, driven)--shows up with all the right tools to steal Ben's heart? Will Jane submit to the story she's worked on for years, or learn how to write her own?

Floating Off the Page

Floating Off the Page
Author : Ken Wells
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2008-06-30
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :304
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On any given day, millions of Wall Street Journal readers put aside the serious business and economic news of the day to focus first on the paper's middle column (a.k.a. the A-hed), a virtual sound-bubble for light literary fare -- a short story, a tall tale, an old yarn, a series of vignettes, and other unexpected delights that seem to "float off the page." In this first-ever compendium of middle-column pieces, you'll find an eclectic selection of writings, from the outlandish to the oddly enlightening. Read about: • one man's attempt to translate the Bible into Klingon • sheep orthodontics, pet-freezing, and toad-smoking • being hip in Cairo, modeling at auto shows, piano-throwing • the fate of mail destined for the World Trade Center after 9/11 • the plight of oiled otters in Prince William Sound ...and much, much more. Edited by 20-year Journal veteran Ken Wells, and with a foreword by Liar's Poker author Michael Lewis, Floating Off the Page is the perfect elixir for fans of innovative prose in all its forms and function.

Poetry on & Off the Page

Poetry on & Off the Page
Author : Marjorie Perloff,Professor Marjorie Perloff
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release Date : 1998
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :376
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The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics. Committed to the notion that, in John Ashbery's words, "You can't say it that way anymore," Poetry On & Off the Page describes the formations and transformations of literary and artistic discourses, and traces these discourses as they have evolved in their dialogue with history, culture, and society. The volume is testimony to the important role that contemporary artistic practice will continue to play as we move into the twenty-first century.

Poetry Off the Page

Poetry Off the Page
Author : Laura Severin
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-03-02
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :128
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This study examines the performed poetry of Charlotte Mew, Anna Wickham, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Liz Lochhead, and Jackie Kay as an alternative radical tradition of British poetry, developed to convey women's experience. Through a historical treatment in which the poets are discussed in pairs, the chapters trace how these six women used a performative poetry to deal with difficulties regarding women's representation: from simply presenting difference in the case of Mew and Wickham, to deconstructing difference in the case of Sitwell and Smith, to avoiding the recapture of cultural imagery in the case of Lochhead and Kay. Laura Severin claims that twentieth-century British women poets have been neglected by both feminist and more traditional literary critics because they cannot be read within available literary frameworks. Feminist criticism, in particular, has overlooked the value of other poetic ancestries by locating the only radical tradition of modern poetry in fractured form. At least one alternative radical tradition can be found in a narrative and performed poetry that maximizes its transgressive potential with multiple framing devices. Though a female poet always experiences difficulty in controlling both cultural imagery and her own public presentation, these framing devices work together both to deconstruct the essentialized category of woman and to recover the multiplicity of women's experience.

On and Off the Page

On and Off the Page
Author : Ari J. Adipurwawidjana,M. B. Hackler
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date : 2009-03-26
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :340
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This collection of essays, comprised of research first presented at the seventh annual Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture, explores one of the most pervasive, vexing, and alluring concepts in the Humanities, that of place. Including essays which encompass a broad range of research fields and methodologies, from Geography to Cybernetics, it presents a cross-section of approaches aimed revealing the complex cultural machinations behind what once may have seemed a static, one-dimensional topic. Investigations into the function of place as a force in contemporary culture inevitably reveal a long history of the interplay between place and cultural product, between 'context' and 'text'. Just as traditional cultures mythologize sacred spaces, so too has Western culture sanctified its own places through its literature. Imagined places such as Faulker’s Yoknapatawpha or Joyce’s Dublin become the focus of conferences and festivals; authors’ homes, birthplaces, and gravesites are transformed into sites of pilgrimage; locales created for television shows and movies become actual businesses catering to a public for whom the line between fantasy and reality is increasingly blurred; and persisting through the great cultural shifts of the past two hundred years is the popular and romantic notion that words, performances, narratives, and even national identities are always in some way an expression of the places in which they are created and set. With the idea of place foregrounded in so much contemporary discourse, this collection promises to enter into an already lively debate and one which, due to its relevance to where we live and how we make sense of our own “places” within them, does not show any signs of flagging.

Off the Page & Into your Life

Off the Page & Into your Life
Author : Tami Weissert
Publisher : Authentic Media Inc
Release Date : 2014-09-02
Category : Religion
Total pages :192
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The good news for women who find Bible reading mundane, dry and difficult is that God is speaking to you-and you can hear Him! If you have longed to experience God's transforming power, Tami Weissert has been in your shoes. Through the unique life stories of seven different women, you'll discover that you're not alone in your challenges, and that God's Word is the key for experiencing transformation and new life, regardless of your situation. And since God wired each of us differently, He invites you to discover your own best way to connect with Him through His Word. So, whether you're a morning person or a night owl, whether you're energized by exercising your head or your heart, Off the Page and Into Your Life will help you connect with and engage the Bible in fresh and meaningful ways. Reading God's Word doesn't' have to be a dry, one-way street where we sit and try to concentrate on dusty words in a book. The Bible is alive, and active, and sharper than a two-edged sword! Let Off the Page and into Your Life help you cut through the clutter, and connect with Christ in wonderful new ways.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author : Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2013-06-25
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :352
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Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek Oliver's freedom.

Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything In Between

Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything In Between
Author : Carole Burns
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2007-12-17
Category : Reference
Total pages :240
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A guide where today’s best writers reveal their secrets. How do writers approach a new novel? Do they start with plot, character, or theme? A. S. Byatt starts with color. E. L. Doctorow begins with an image. In Off the Page, authors tell us how they work, giving insight into their writing process. Gathered from some of today’s best writers—Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Gish Jen, Dan Chaon, Alice McDermott, and many others interviewed on washingtonpost.com’s “Off the Page” series—host Carole Burns has woven their wisdom into chapters illuminating to any writer or reader. How does place influence authors? How do they make a sex scene work? How do they tell when the work is done? Walter Mosley defying genre; Shirley Hazzard on love; Michael Cunningham on compassion: these and more from Richard Ford, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Charles Baxter will deepen your appreciation for the art of writing and excite you to try new ways of writing yourself.

Off the Page

Off the Page
Author : Daniel Bernardi,Julian Hoxter
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2017-09-12
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :320
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Off the Page examines the business and craft of screenwriting in the era of media convergence. Daniel Bernardi and Julian Hoxter use the recent history of screenwriting labor coupled with close analysis of scripts in the context of the screenwriting paraindustry—from “how to write a winning script” books to screenwriting software—to explore the state of screenwriting today. They address the conglomerate studios making tentpole movies, expanded television, Indiewood, independent animation, microbudget scripting, the video games industry, and online content creation. Designed for students, producers, and writers who want to understand what studios want and why they want it, this book also examines how scripting is developing in the convergent media, beneath and beyond the Hollywood tentpole. By addressing specific genres across a wide range of media, this essential volume sets the standard for anyone in the expanded screenwriting industry and the scholars that study it.

Off the Page: Activities to Bring Lessons Alive and Enhance Learning

Off the Page: Activities to Bring Lessons Alive and Enhance Learning
Author : Craig Thaine
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2021-02-18
Category : Foreign Language Study
Total pages :296
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This book provides teachers with practical ideas to bring teaching materials to life and get lessons off the page. It covers all four language skills and the language systems. The book also supports teachers to develop awareness of the aims of activities, and contains reflective tasks which consider how the activities enhance learning.

Off the Page

Off the Page
Author : Tom Lavazzi
Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
Release Date : 2016-11-01
Category : Literary Collections
Total pages :350
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Off the Page offers a series of critical “scripts” exploring various cultural texts, and a working definition of performative criticism grounded in poststructuralist literary, cultural, and performance theory.

Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page
Author : Terri Peterson Smith
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release Date : 2013-05-01
Category : Cooking
Total pages :304
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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a "Devil in the White City" view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features "beyond the book" experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

Playing the Part

Playing the Part
Author : Robin Covington
Publisher : Entangled: Brazen
Release Date : 2013-06-10
Category : Fiction
Total pages :250
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After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James has one last chance to impress her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood's favorite action star how to act like he's in love for the movie adaption of one of her books. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. The sizzling chemistry between them, though, needs no help. And as things heat up, Piper jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulations: she's kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Except Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America's favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she's willing to bend...