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A Writer's Companion

Rubin, Louis D. Jr., Editor

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ISBN 10: 080711992X / ISBN 13: 9780807119921
Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La., 1995
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an indispensable reference for writers, editors, and curious readers of all kinds. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 020184

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Title: A Writer's Companion

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Louis D. Rubin, Jr. On Title Page

Edition: First Edition.

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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.”


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.

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