From Ancient Gods to Rock Music, this ultimate reference contains everything a writer, editor, or researcher might ever need to look up, plus a whole lot more. Created to address the unique needs of writers, it gathers in one volume a wealth of information not found in almanacs, dictionaries, or encyclopedias. Also perfect for trivia buffs and the curious-minded, who will find endless hours of pleasure browsing its pages.
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For years the personal reference shelf has remained fairly static: the dictionary and thesaurus, the atlas and almanac. But Louis Rubin's A Writer's Companion fills perfectly the niche of his own creation; it is a compilation of eclectic and elusive information on everything a writer, editor, teacher, or data-dabbler might want within arm's reach. Dedicated to Charles Dillon Stengel's maxim "You could look it up," Rubin's gift to the reference community features 66 lists and glossaries ranging from travel and transportation to history and politics, architecture and art to religion, literature, and television, plus sports, gastronomy, law, psychoanalysis, and the natural world.About the Author:
Louis D. Rubin has taught creative writing at John Hopkins University, and has written or edited some 45 books. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
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Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1997. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. In A Writer's Companion, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., has drawn on his years of accumulated wisdom - as well as the advice of some fifty prominent writers from various fields - to put together in a single volume a vast array of information. Organized in such a way as to make it exceptionally easy to use, and enhanced by Rubin's graceful and witty prose, A Writer's Companion will merit a place on the desk of every serious wordsmith. It is also a book that will bring endless hours of pleasure to anyone who enjoys reading simply for the sake of gaining new knowledge. As Casey Stengel said, "You could look it up.". Bookseller Inventory # 002861
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