Letters To A Young Journalist

Author: Samuel G. Freedman
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465028241
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Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. In Letters to a Young Journalist, Freedman conducts an extended conversation with young journalists-from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist. It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, and Freedman's provocative ideas and fascinating stories offer students and journalists at all levels of experience wise guidance and professional inspiration.

Letters To A Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674052455
Size: 20,16 MB
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In 1902, a nineteen-year-old aspiring poet named Franz Kappus wrote to Rilke, then twenty-six, seeking advice on his poetry. Kappus, a student at a military academy in Vienna similar to the one Rilke had attended, was about to embark on a career as an officer, for which he had little inclination. Touched by the innocence and forthrightness of the student, Rilke responded to Kappusâe(tm) letter and began an intermittent correspondence that would last until 1908. Letters to a Young Poet collects the ten letters that Rilke wrote to Kappus. A book often encountered in adolescence, it speaks directly to the young. Rilke offers unguarded thoughts on such diverse subjects as creativity, solitude, self-reliance, living with uncertainty, the shallowness of irony, the uselessness of criticism, career choices, sex, love, God, and art. Letters to a Young Poet is, finally, a life manual. Art, Rilke tells the young poet in his final letter to him, is only another way of living. With the same artistry that marks his widely acclaimed translations of Kafkaâe(tm)s The Castle and Amerika: The Missing Person, Mark Harman captures the lyrical and spiritual dimensions of Rilkeâe(tm)s prose. In his introduction, he provides biographical contexts for the reader and discusses the challenges of translating Rilke. This lovely hardcover edition makes a perfect gift for any young person starting out in life or for those interested in finding a clear articulation of Rilkeâe(tm)s thoughts on life and art.

Tell Me True

Author: Patricia Hampl
Editor: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780873518154
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Fourteen award-winning writers explore the fascinating intersection of history and memoir.

Essays In Little Annotated Edition

Author: Andrew Lang
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849606740
Size: 10,81 MB
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The book: It surely must be a delight to Mr. Andrew Lang to write off-hand essays like these. Suggestive rather than profound, dainty, and exhibiting subtle skill in the use of words, they seem more like the pastime than the serious employment of a literary man. There is a kind of joyousness and spontaneity about them that is not in accord with our ideas of work. It seems so easy a thing for Mr. Lang to have written them that we are ready to imagine them the result of spare-minute occupation, of " between whiles." Nothing could be more engaging than the pages about certain authors and subjects dear to the essayist. Conspicuous both for their charm and their ardent appreciation are the papers on Alexandre Dumas, Thackeray, Dickens, the poems of Sir Walter Scott, Homer and the study of Greek, and the Sagas. Whether Mr. Lang is a judicial critic of writers with whom he is not in sympathy may be questionable. Probably he would find it difficult to put himself in an attitude to do full justice to the kind of story not to his own personal taste. In the present volume he tries to be severe with Charles Kingsley, but relents, and takes off the edge of disapproval, ending with the generous admission, that " we should read Kingsley; we must not criticise him." So of Mr. Lang; we must enjoy his grace of expression, his almost boyish enthusiasm and freshness, his geniality, and the sweet and wholesome atmosphere we are always conscious of. He has a way with words that is alluring; and the personality of which we have so many glimpses adds the finishing charm. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: Preface Alexandre Dumas Mr. Stevenson’s Works Thomas Haynes Bayly Théodore De Banville Homer And The Study Of Greek The Last Fashionable Novel Thackeray Dickens Adventures Of Buccaneers The Sagas Charles Kingsley Charles Lever: His Books, Adventures And Misfortunes The Poems Of Sir Walter Scott John Bunyan To A Young Journalist Mr. Kipling’s Stories

Letters To A Young Progressive

Author: Mike S. Adams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621570320
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Presented as a series of letters between Adams and his former student, Zach, Letters to a Young Progressive reveals how the "education" of college kids across the country is producing a generation of unhappy, unimaginative, and unproductive adults. The perfect book to help parents prevent--or undo--the ubiquitous liberal brainwashing of their children before it is too late.

Letter To A Young Farmer

Author: Gene Logsdon
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603587268
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For more than four decades, the self-described “contrary farmer” and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation—young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small-scale “garden farmers.” It’s a lifestyle that isn’t defined by accumulating wealth or by the “get big or get out” agribusiness mindset. Instead, it’s one that recognizes the beauty of nature, cherishes the land, respects our fellow creatures, and values rural traditions. It’s one that also looks forward and embraces “right technologies,” including new and innovative ways of working smarter, not harder, and avoiding premature burnout. Completed only a few weeks before the author’s death, Letter to a Young Farmer is a remarkable testament to the life and wisdom of one of the greatest rural philosophers and writers of our time. Gene’s earthy wit and sometimes irreverent humor combines with his valuable perspectives on many wide-ranging subjects—everything from how to show a ram who’s boss to enjoying the almost churchlike calmness of a well-built livestock barn. Reading this book is like sitting down on the porch with a neighbor who has learned the ways of farming through years of long observation and practice. Someone, in short, who has “seen it all” and has much to say, and much to teach us, if we only take the time to listen and learn. And Gene Logsdon was the best kind of teacher: equal parts storyteller, idealist, and rabble-rouser. His vision of a nation filled with garden farmers, based in cities, towns, and countrysides, will resonate with many people, both young and old, who long to create a more sustainable, meaningful life for themselves and a better world for all of us.

A Letter To Mrs Roosevelt

Author: C. Coco De Young
Editor: Yearling
ISBN: 0307487423
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Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the Great Depression is changing things for families all across America. One day the impossible happens: Papa cannot make the payments for their house, and the Sheriff Sale sign goes up on their door. They have two weeks to pay the bank, or leave their home forever. Now Margo is afraid--but she's also determined to find a way to help Papa save their home. From the Hardcover edition.

The Birth Of Vietnamese Political Journalism

Author: Philippe M.F. Peycam
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231528043
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Philippe M. F. Peycam completes the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, this journalistic phenomenon established a space for public, political contestation that fundamentally changed Vietnamese attitudes and the outlook of Southeast Asia. Peycam directly links Saigon's colonial urbanization to the creation of new modes of individual and collective political agency. To better justify their presence, French colonialists implemented a peculiar brand of republican imperialism to encourage the development of a highly controlled print capitalism. Yet the Vietnamese made clever use of this new form of political expression, subverting colonial discourse and putting French rulers on the defensive, while simultaneously stoking Vietnamese aspirations for autonomy. Peycam specifically considers the work of Western-educated Vietnamese journalists who, in their legal writings, called attention to the politics of French rule. Peycam rejects the notion that Communist and nationalist ideologies changed the minds of "alienated" Vietnamese during this period. Rather, he credits colonial urban modernity with shaping the Vietnamese activist-journalist and the role of the French, even at their most coercive, along with the modern public Vietnamese intellectual and his responsibility toward the group. Countering common research on anticolonial nationalism and its assumptions of ethno-cultural homogeneity, Peycam follows the merging of French republican and anarchist traditions with neo-Confucian Vietnamese behavior, giving rise to modern Vietnamese public activism, its autonomy, and its contradictory aspirations. Interweaving biography with archival newspaper and French police sources, he writes from within these journalists' changing political consciousness and their shifting perception of social roles.

A Letter To Muslims

Author: Infidel
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059531077X
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After the shocking tragedy of 9/11, many of us wondered how something so horrendous could happen in the name of Islam, supposedly a religion of peace. One person decided to find out. This compelling letter reveals the many disturbing truths that lay buried in the Koran and the Hadith: Islamic terrorists do not "hijack" Islam but rather adopt it; Women can be legally beaten by their husbands; Slavery of Christians is still practiced in Muslim countries; Non-believers (infidels) should be converted or killed. Truthful, simple and easy to understand, the writer explains many of the questions that plague us about Islam, concluding with the most profound why do they hate us so much?

From Vagabond To Journalist

Author: Robert M. Farnsworth
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826210609
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At the age of nineteen Edgar Snow (1905-1972) left his native Kansas City to begin a career in advertising in New York. Four years later, impatient with the lack of recognition for his achievements, he broke from his advertising job to try the adventure of working and writing his way around the world. His journey stalled for thirteen years in Asia, where Snow came to be considered the most authoritative reporter on the Communist movement in China and an important reporter on Asia at large to the Western world. His Red Star over China has been recognized as a classic of modern journalism. In From Vagabond to Journalist, Robert M. Farnsworth brings to life the Snow who went to and reported on China between 1928 and 1941. This intimate and meaningful portrayal of Edgar Snow draws on the rich legacy of personal letters, diaries, and manuscripts left by Snow and his first wife, Helen Foster. Farnsworth's skill in using this material gives the reader a clear understanding of how Snow's personal life and his philosophical perspective affected his writings and contributed to his success. Beginning with Snow's youthful ambition to travel the globe and concluding with his notable, if unobtrusive, role in the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between America and China, Farnsworth weaves a spellbinding narrative. Snow's adventure in Asia began in Yokohama where he landed as a stowaway from Hawaii. Then, just steps ahead of Japanese port police, he made his way to China, where he soon empathized with the suffering of the Chinese people and became curious about the role Communism might play in the rebellion against colonialism. As he traveled throughout the continent during the next thirteen years, Snow established contacts with many important people and won extraordinary personal access to the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1936 he became the first Western journalist to visit the Chinese Red forces and report on a detailed interview with Mao Tse-tung after the completion of the epic Long March. His connections in China allowed him to return to the country several times during the Cold War, and as the Cold War began to thaw, American magazines were again happy to publish his writing because of his access to the major players in China. Well researched and well written, From Vagabond to Journalist will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the history of modern China, U.S.-Chinese relations, journalism, or Edgar Snow.