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     1  ~ 2014 sep 29write a memoirThe American Scholar: How to Write a Memoir - William ZinsserTry to commit an act of writing and your readers will jump overboard to get away. Your product is you. The crucial transaction in memoir and personal history is ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 25solitude and leadership william deresiewiczThe American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William DeresiewiczWhat can solitude have to do with leadership ? Solitude means being alone, and leadership necessitates the presence of others—the people ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 23american scholar rachel carsonThe American Scholar : Ode to (Silent) Spring - Priscilla LongRachel Carson , who died 49 years ago this month, made a difference.
     1  ~ 2014 sep 21the american scholarThe American Scholar , the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa SocietyThe American Scholar is a quarterly magazine dedicated to current events, politics, history, science, culture and the arts. ‎The Fear Factor - ‎Summer 2014 - ‎Essays - ‎The Daily Scholar
     1  +1 2014 sep 19memoir writingIt can be a formal memoir —a careful act of literary construction. Or it can be an informal family history, written to tell your children and your grandchildren about ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 17zinsser memoirIt can be a formal memoir —a careful act of literary construction. ... Then he wrote a history of the family shellac business on West 59th Street, William Zinsser  ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 12how to write a memoir
     1  ~ 2014 sep 07gazing into the abyss wimanThe American Scholar: Gazing Into the Abyss - Christian WimanThe sudden appearance of love and the galvanizing prospect of death lead a young poet back to poetry and a “hope toward God”
     1  ~ 2014 sep 05american scholarThe American Scholar is a quarterly magazine dedicated to current events, politics, history, science, culture and the arts. Contact UsContact Us.The Fear FactorThe Fear Factor. Print. Long-held predictions of economic chaos
     2  -1 2014 oct 04writing a memoir
     2  +3 2014 sep 27mémoires thinking of youLet me take you back to the memoir -crazed 1990s. Until that decade, memoir writers drew a veil over their most shameful experiences and thoughts ; certain ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 03death of a salesman scholarDeath of a Salesman —Seen vs. Imagined - The American ScholarI recently spoke about Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman to a group of people who had provided financial support for its recent Broadway revival. We then ...
     2  +4 2014 aug 27art of wordsThe American Scholar: The Art of Word Learning - Jessica LoveThe art of learning words is not, it would seem, hard to master. Six-year-olds, for whom hand-eye coordination is still iffy and toy-sharing a contentious ...
     2  -1 2014 aug 01dowsers new englandThe American Scholar: The Dowser Dilemma - Kate DalozLike many modern dowsers , Edith never uses a forked divining rod to do any kind .... Like many old New England towns, Montgomery is actually made up of two ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 17writing for writersThe American Scholar: Writing About Writers - Bob ThompsonI was also quietly terrified, as I would be many times when talking with writers I ... Here was a writer , after all, who had just put everything she knew about death ...
     3  +7 2014 aug 15the new generationThe American Scholar: The New Generation - Aleksandr SolzhenitsynTranslated by Kenneth Lantz. They were writing the Strength of Materials exam. Anatoly Pavlovich Vozdvizhensky, an engineer and associate professor in the ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 01the ties that blindThe American Scholar: The Ties That Blind - William DeresiewiczI'm supposed to be a lefty, and Goldman is the worst of the worst. It's just because I have a friend who worked there once. For a year or two, whenever I heard the  ...
     4  +19 2014 sep 06american article writersI was also quietly terrified, as I would be many times when talking with writers I .... the pastiche of speeches and short articles he was supposed to be promoting.
     4  -1 2014 aug 10how to write englishThe American Scholar: Writing English as a Second Language Much of the anxiety that I see in foreign students could be avoided if certain principles of writing good English —which nobody ever told them—were explained in ...
     4  -2 2014 aug 02ivy league educationThe American Scholar: The Disadvantages of an Elite Education Fourteen years of higher education and a handful of Ivy League degrees , and there I was, stiff and stupid, struck dumb by my own dumbness. “Ivy retardation,” a  ...
     4  -1 2014 jul 26american word learnThe American Scholar: On Word Learning , Incidentally - Jessica LoveBertrand Russell, in his essay “On Being Modern-Minded,” writes, “We imagine ourselves at the apex of intelligence, and cannot believe that the quaint clothes ...
     5  +1 2014 aug 23george watson cambridgeThe American Scholar: An Unquenchable Gaiety of Mind - George On visits to Cambridge University late in life, Jorge Luis Borges offered revealing last thoughts about his reading and writing. ... By George Watson . By his last ...
     5  ~ 2014 aug 08student majored in englishThe American Scholar: The Decline of the English Department The number of young men and women majoring in English has dropped ... Students in public schools tended toward majors in managerial, technical, and ...
     6  -2 2014 oct 01american book reviewThe American Scholar: Book ReviewsJohn Quincy Adams: American Visionary· By Fred Kaplan .... Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America · By ...
     6  -3 2014 sep 06william j goodThe American Scholar: Good Fences Make Good Bankers - William By William J . Quirk. “Public confidence in bankers and banking has been shaken to its roots.” —Parliamentary Commission Investigation of LIBOR, December 21 ...
     6  +4 2014 aug 10rum and coca colaThe American Scholar: Rum and Coca - Cola - Wayne CurtisRum and Coca - Cola is, by any measure, a drink of inspired blandness, with its two main ingredients both plentiful and cheap. It requires few if any skills to ...
     6  ~ 2014 aug 09write in english
     6  -2 2014 aug 08writing in english
     6  +5 2014 jul 31an american in pragueThe American Scholar: An American in Prague - Jessica WildeA team of Czech architects and sculptors is reconstructing a 1928 monument to Woodrow Wilson that was destroyed in 1941 by the Nazi invaders. Complete ...
     7  +1 2014 sep 16english writingMuch of the anxiety that I see in foreign students could be avoided if certain principles of writing good English —which nobody ever told ...
     7  +2 2014 sep 13write or is that rightThe American Scholar: The Right to Write - William ZinsserBecause I've long taught a course in memoir writing and have frequently written about that form, I often hear from people who want to be sure I didn't miss still ...
     7  +1 2014 sep 11aaron españaThe American Scholar: Madrid: Dignity and Indignation - Aaron Since I moved to Spain two and a half years ago, my personal life has settled into a state of contentment I'd never before even thought to contemplate. I married ...
     7  -1 2014 aug 25eye of newtThe American Scholar: Eye of Newt - William DeresiewiczI have a friend whose family doctor is a witch. (I should probably mention that I live in Portland, Oregon.) I don't mean that he and his wife go—and take their ...
     7  ~ 2014 aug 23best american novelistsOne Hundred Best American Novels , 1770 to 1985 (a Draft)I would compile a list of the 100 Best American Novels , 1770–1985. A month into this exercise, I suddenly understood what I was doing. I was filling some of the ...
     7  +1 2014 aug 04stone ridge book saleThe American Scholar: Spring Book Sales - Michael DirdaSpringtime in Washington brings cherry blossoms, azaleas, girls in their summer dresses, and the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Used Book Sale .
     7  +1 2014 jul 30freedom from tyrannyThe American Scholar: The Tyranny of Freedom - William DeresiewiczThe only thing we seem to believe in anymore is freedom . Freedom has become the be-all and the end-all of our political expectation, the full meaning of the ...
     8  ~ 2014 aug 23self biography byThe American Scholar: The Autobiography of Biography - David In which I tell how I was drawn again and again to the lives of African-American figures, and found in them the story of our times.
     8  +86 2014 aug 08e course buntingThe American Scholar: Class Warfare - Josiah Bunting IIIThe issue of military conscription is deeply controversial, of course ; and it is one .... as heirs to the tradition of U. S. Grant and Robert E . Lee: functional soldiers, ...
     9  -1 2014 sep 30schoolarThe American Scholar is a quarterly magazine dedicated to current events, politics, history, science, culture and the arts.
     9  ~ 2014 sep 17dubyaThe American Scholar: Dubya and Me - Walt HarringtonOver the course of a quarter-century, a journalist witnessed the transformation of George W. Bush.
     9  +1 2014 sep 11essaysThe American Scholar: Essays
     9  +1 2014 aug 19man of lettersThe American Scholar: Men of Letters - William ZinsserMen and women of letters were the willing workhorses of the literary enterprise; they saw that the caravan kept moving. They formed committees and juries and ...
     9  ~ 2014 jul 25embarrassment of richesThe American Scholar: The Embarrassment of Riches - Pamela HaagThe Embarrassment of Riches . Print. Do not pity me for having more money than anyone I know. Still, wealth does have its mild difficulties. Photo by ...
     10  -1 2014 sep 27nathalie losthThe American Scholar: The Lost Village - Nathalie HandalA Palestinian poet remembers the people and places he has lived without.
     10  -7 2014 sep 24william deresiewiczThe lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. My title must seem like ...
     10  ~ 2014 sep 21scholar
     10  ~ 2014 sep 18george w bush dubyaOver the course of a quarter-century, a journalist witnessed the transformation of George W . Bush .
     10  ~ 2014 aug 14become a writerThe American Scholar: How Did You Become a Writer ? - Brian DoyleBut in almost every class I am asked how I became a writer , and after I make my usual joke about it being a benign neurosis, as my late friend George Higgins ...
     11  +1 2014 sep 30zinsser on writing wellThe American Scholar: Visions and Revisions - William ZinsserWriting On Writing Well and keeping it up-to-date for 35 years.
     11  +5 2014 sep 28james mcwilliamsThe American Scholar: Loving Animals to Death - James McWilliamsHow can we raise them humanely and then butcher them?
     11  -5 2014 sep 25schgolar
     11  ~ 2014 sep 07georgia o'keeffe farawayThe American Scholar: Say Anything - Jennifer SinorIn Georgia O'Keeffe's 1938 painting From the Faraway , Nearby, a many-antlered skull seems to rest on the slope of a far-off mountain. Like much of O'Keeffe's ...
     11  +4 2014 aug 31adam goodheart resumThe American Scholar: Domestic Insurrection - Adam Goodheart. To resume the modern analogy, the British weren't patrolling the streets in armored Humvees, striving vainly to keep the peace.
     11  +3 2014 aug 25armchair traveler seriesThe American Scholar: Armchair Travelers - Toby LesterArmchair Travelers .... a defining element of the early humanist movement, and they show him playing different ancient texts and sources against one another, ...
     11  +2 2014 aug 24miles from nowhereThe American Scholar: Miles from Nowhere - Edward HoaglandWe live in a quiet bit of Manhattan, at the eye of a hundred- mile hurricane of suburbs, etc., so that one begins by getting out of and above all this flux. I like living ...
     11  +90 2014 aug 22facebook friends agesThe American Scholar: Friends in the Age of Facebook - Ethan J. LeibEthan J. Leib, author of the new book Friend v. Friend , contends that the institution of friendship is in trouble. A law professor at the University of ...
     12  -2 2014 sep 25stones linzWhat Occurred at Linz : A Memoir of Forgetting - The American ScholarYes, I say, and they were constructed with stones quarried at Mauthausen, just up the river, Linz's local concentration camp, and one of the ...
     12  +89 2014 sep 19rita mahmoud darwish explanationThe American Scholar: Prince of Poets - David J. WassersteinMahmoud Darwish was the voice of the Palestinian people—chronicling not just the struggles and political injustices, but also the rhythms of ...
     12  -1 2014 sep 12thank you for your serviceThe American Scholar: Thank You for Your Service - William I continue to think about the cult of the uniform. I wrote, a few weeks ago, about the way our worship of the military, our sentimentalization of the people who ...
     12  +3 2014 aug 27new york herald tribuneThe American Scholar: The Daily Miracle - William ZinsserAs a boy I had taught myself to type because I wanted to grow up to be a newspaperman, preferably on the New York Herald Tribune , the paper I idolized for its ...
     12  ~ 2014 aug 21ten of tenThe American Scholar: Ten Best Sentences - Our EditorsIts vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory ...
     12  ~ 2014 aug 20values for facebookThe American Scholar: Ethics Across Borders - Jessica LoveOn shifting values and Facebook's big misstep. ... One of the more discomfiting discoveries was that the values of my old world were not always compatible with  ...
     12  +2 2014 aug 11michael herr dispatchesThe American Scholar: War Weary - Wendy SmithSuddenly, I found myself rereading Dispatches . Michael Herr's brilliant, bitter, and loving book was hailed as a masterpiece when it was published in 1977, and ...
     12  -8 2014 jul 27how to english writing
     13  -3 2014 sep 29on writing well
     13  +2 2014 sep 11we can peer the darknessWhen we think about leadership in American history we are likely to think of ... talking about a novel that many of you may have read, Heart of Darkness . ..... They can only be found within—without distractions, without peer pressure, in solitude.
     13  -5 2014 sep 10apollo creedThe American Scholar: Apollo's Creed - William DeresiewiczWoodstock was a month after Apollo 11. One way or another—ecotopia or technotopia, pure love or pure reason, a vision of hippies or of astronauts—we were ...
     13  +2 2014 aug 14how to become writerIf you wish to be a writer , write, he would say. There are people who talk about writing and then there are people who sit down and type. Writing is fast typing.
     13  +3 2014 jul 19good english articleSo what is good English —the language we're here today to wrestle with? .... If you could write an article using only active verbs, your article would automatically  ...
     13  -3 2014 jul 17be a writer
     13  -4 2014 jul 17memoir writing tipsI mention this because one of the questions often asked by memoir writers is: should I .... My final reducing advice can be summed up in two words: think small.
     14  +5 2014 oct 01man of the worldThe American Scholar: Man of the World - Annette Gordon-ReedJohn Quincy Adams: American Visionary, By Fred Kaplan, Harper, 652 pp., $29.99. Few if any men were ever better qualified, at least on paper, ...
     14  -3 2014 aug 31teaching creative writing lessonsThe American Scholar: Teaching Creative Writing - Paula Marantz “ Creative writing ” is the annoying term used to describe courses in which students learn to produce fiction, poetry, and essays that aren't of the academic or  ...
     14  -5 2014 aug 27english article writerWriting English as a Second Language. ... If you could write an article using only active verbs, your article would automatically have clarity and warmth and vigor.
     14  +1 2014 aug 26at the abyss
     14  +2 2014 jul 28the english americanYet the “glory years” of English and American literature turn out to have been brief. Before we regret the decline of the literary humanities, then, we must ...
     15  ~ 2014 sep 27fear factorThe American Scholar: The Fear Factor - Lincoln CaplanLong-held predictions of economic chaos as baby boomers grow old are based on formulas that are just plain wrong.
     15  +22 2014 sep 10raison d'etreThe American Scholar: College's Raison d'être - Margaret FosterQ: Andrew Delbanco, in College, warning that liberal arts education is at risk in America, says college should be “a place where young people fight out among ...
     15  +3 2014 sep 03dubya bushOver the course of a quarter-century, a journalist witnessed the transformation of George W. Bush .
     15  -1 2014 aug 22the power of wordsThe American Scholar: King, Kennedy, and the Power of Words Listening to the speech decades later is to be reminded of the real power of words . How they can heal, how they can still bring us together, but only if they are  ...
     15  -5 2014 jul 30black sox scandalThe American Scholar: Baseball's Loss of Innocence - Douglas When the 1919 Black Sox scandal shattered Ring Lardner's reverence for the game, the great sportswriter took a permanent walk.
     15  -3 2014 jul 29pharma industry ad buysThe American Scholar: Flacking for Big Pharma - Harriet WashingtonBig Pharma , as the top tier of the industry is known, starts modestly, inserting the ... Moreover, drugmakers sometimes agree to buy journal advertising only if it is ...
     15  -7 2014 jul 24the family tradeThe American Scholar: The Family Trade - Robert CampbellI can't think of any advice that led me to feel I should write. I've always thought of myself as a potential writer. I loved reading, loved poetry, excelled in English ...
     15  +2 2014 jul 24books of wonder nycThe American Scholar: Wonder Bread - Melvin Jules BukietTo achieve this miracle, certain writers produce Brooklyn Books of Wonder . ... Founded several years before New York , it was swiftly relegated to a role as ...
     15  -4 2014 jul 22chumps at oxfordThe American Scholar: Chumps at Oxford - Paula Marantz CohenThe duo happens to be responsible for one of the greatest of all pedagogical satires, their 1940 film, A Chump at Oxford . In an outlandish premise, the two are  ...
     16  -3 2014 oct 03christianity in americaThe American Scholar: Where Are the People? - Jim HinchEvangelical Christianity in America is losing its power—what happened to Orange County's Crystal Cathedral shows why.
     16  +16 2014 sep 12sven birkerts the other walkThe American Scholar: Reading in a Digital Age - Sven BirkertsThese notions came at me the other night while I was watching the opening ... puts it: “Mind is a set of operations carried out by the brain, much as walking is a ...
     16  -6 2014 sep 01stories for teachingThe American Scholar: Telling Stories about Teaching - Paula There were other benefits, as well: a supplementary income, a profile in the community (she was the French teacher in our town), and, most of all, the stories she ...
     16  +47 2014 aug 21voices in the headThe American Scholar: Living With Voices - T. M. LuhrmannHe heard voices outside his head , talking about him, commenting on the way he dressed, the way he looked, what they thought he should do. Which was mostly ...
     16  +1 2014 aug 20the artful brainThe American Scholar: Our Artful Brain - Priscilla LongWhat is it about our species that we make art and view art and love art? I'm thinking of the ancient cave paintings in France and Spain, begun 40,800 years ...
     16  +5 2014 aug 09jamaica kincaid girlThe American Scholar: Boy - Bret Anthony Johnston(for Jamaica Kincaid's “ Girl ”) ... wear your hair short, you are not a girl; wear black steel-toed boots; always keep your voice low, especially when you're angry; ...
     16  -8 2014 aug 04looking for modelThe American Scholar: Looking for a Model - William ZinsserWhen I wrote On Writing Well, in 1974, I took as my model a book that had nothing to do with writing or the English language. My earliest models were the ...
     16  +48 2014 jul 20george bush wOver the course of a quarter-century, a journalist witnessed the transformation of George W. Bush .
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