101 Best Scenes Ever Written: A Romp Through Literature for Writers and Readers

101 Best Scenes Ever Written: A Romp Through Literature for Writers and Readers

by Barnaby Conrad
     
 

Readers will delight at the best scenes ever written. They will find old favorites and savor scenes new to them. With each scene, Barnaby Conrad provides insights as to what the author wishes to accomplish with this passage and the literary devices he or she employs. Any avid reader will enjoy Conrad's "101 Best Scenes Ever Written," but countless

Overview

Readers will delight at the best scenes ever written. They will find old favorites and savor scenes new to them. With each scene, Barnaby Conrad provides insights as to what the author wishes to accomplish with this passage and the literary devices he or she employs. Any avid reader will enjoy Conrad's "101 Best Scenes Ever Written," but countless fledgling and established writers will benefit enormously by sampling and studying these gems from the masters of the written word.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book thoroughly dissects the basic building block of creative writing: the scene. Building on his own experience as an author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books, Conrad (founder & director, Santa Barbara Writer's Conference; Matador) analyzes scenes from works of literature by such luminaries as John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, and Noel Coward, explaining how each scene "works." In the first chapter, he spells out exactly what constitutes a scene; two other chapters focus on specialized scenes for beginnings and endings. Most of the book is arranged topically, with analysis of scenes used for such purposes as action, romance, revenge, betrayal, humor, and horror. This is one of the best self-help books for creative writers to have hit the market in a while. With its plethora of quoted material from great authors and Conrad's own entertaining and accessible writing style, it will hold the attention of general readers�even those not aspiring to write the next great American novel. Highly recommended for public libraries and for academic libraries serving creative-writing programs.
—Alison M. Lewis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884956560
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Barnaby Conrad is the bestselling author of "Matador, Death of Manolete," and "101 Best Beginnings Ever Written," and a contributor for "The Writer."

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