The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotationsby David Grambs
Pub. Date: 08/17/1995
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then The Describer's Dictionary is exactly the book you need. Open it, and you have not only just the right words but—bringing them to life—stellar literary examples of descriptive writing as well.
The Dictionary concern itself with the observable, from shapes to buildings to human beings. "Referably" organized, the book uses a handy reverse, definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. For example, look up "Noses" to find "aquiline," "leptorrhine," and "snub-nosed." And as an inspiration to any writer—showing how it's done by the best—hundreds of colorful and evocative descriptive passages from such diverse authors as Dickens, Darwin, and Updike appear on facing pages, making this a singularly and richly different kind of reference book.
The craft of description lives in literature, conversation, journalism, and personal letters. For help in painting pictures with the English language, The Desciber's Dictionary is one of the most indispensable reference tools you can own.
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the Describer's dictionary is a great aid to writers of any genre. It gets you past those times when you find yourself stuck on how to describe a certain scene, feeling, or thing. I recommend it to my fellow writers.