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The writer as illusionist

William Maxwell

The writer as illusionist

a speech delivered at Smith College, March 4, 1955

by William Maxwell

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Published by Unitelum Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- Technique

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William Maxwell
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15260435M

    In Buenos Aires he contributed illustrations for Yiddish books and, starting in the s, began to experiment with the traditional Jewish folk art of micrography. Hundreds of years old, micrography started as a decorative element in Jewish ceremonial and religious art-a form of geometric patterning using lines of miniature hand­drawn lettering.   Updated as of 15 Feb This comprehensive list of books and DVDs was compiled for the modern stage magician or illusionist in mind. With that, I’m speaking of magic artistes and entertainers looking to present illusions to a modern audience and to be relevant in today’s pop culture and entertainment marketplace.

      The Illusionist is the sensuous and haunting tale of Dean Lily, an amateur magician whose arrival in Sparta, New York, upsets the landscape of this small town on the wane. Dean, a master of the sleight of hand, is also a master of seduction and charm—which becomes apparent as he woos and wins the hearts of more than one of Sparta's female citizens.5/5(1).   The quality of the entertainment, and the extent to which one has to tap into one’s suspension of disbelief, is dependent on the skill of the illusionist. A writer is no different. An author creates a story – with all it’s trappings and intent – within a fabric of illusion.

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The writer as illusionist: A speech delivered at Smith College, March 4, Pamphlet – January 1, by William Maxwell (Author)Author: William Maxwell. Flemish writer Françoise Mallet-Joris was 20 years old in when her first novel, Le Rempart des Beguines — published in English as The Illusionist — created a sensation in France.

This contemplative, beautifully written book, with its dark undercurrents of desire, has its origins in Madame Bovary and the novels of Colette, and was a precursor to Françoise Sagan’s similarly themed Bonjour Tristesse/5(9).

The reader is let into the subconscious of Stella Macnamara, who narrates 'The Illusionist', and it is Johnston's ability to connect the reader with Stella's mind that makes the book a I enjoyed the novel, but I must admit that it was quite difficult to grasp the format of the book - which is not divided into chapters, but into slices of memories and flashbacks which vary from half a page to five pages long/5.

The Illusionists invites comparisons to the two magician films that came out ten years ago, The Prestige and The Illusionist. Like those films, this book delves into the behind-the-scenes lives and competitions between magicians and maintains an air of mysterious romance/5.

The Writer as Illusionist: A Speech Delivered at Smith College March 4, New York: Unitelum Press, Price: $ Softcover. First edition. Stapled wrappers. 16pp. Email us to request a printed copy of our catalog of William Maxwell Rare Books and First Editions (or download it via the link as a MB pdf file).

Writer as Illusionist: Louise Welsh on her new novel The Bullet Trick' has the thrills and perils of crime stories and the sensuality and glamour of decadent literature, all spiced up by the burlesque irreverence of cabaret. The Illusionist book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Bored and lonely, year-old Hélène decides to pay a visit to her /5. The Prestige is a novel by Christopher Priest, which was first published in It is a very imaginative and skilful novel about illusionists: two stage magicians in late s England, who are deadly rivals, involved in a sustained and ongoing feud/5.

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The Illusionist (Johnston novel), a novel by Jennifer Johnston The Illusionist (Mason novel), a novel by Anita Mason The Illusionist, a translation by Herma Briffault, of Le Rempart des Béguines, by Françoise Mallet-Joris.

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Peter&#;this mildly amusing philosophical novel fills out the many gaps in his career. (British writer Mason is evidently much taken with. The Book of Illusions is a novel by American writer Paul Auster, published in It was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award in Plot introduction.

Set in the late s, the story is written from the perspective of David Zimmer, a university professor who, after losing his wife and children in a plane crash, falls into Author: Paul Auster.

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He has owned and worked with many illusions built by top builders. In this spiral-bound book, he shares his experience and tips on working on these popular marketed illusions but does not reveal exact working methods or construction details.

Eisenheim, the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser pdf file in blog (short story), to You may buy a hard copy or a Kindle or Ebook which can be bought. Steven Millhauser, Eisenheim the Illusionist () I read it on the train and had to put my ebook aside after reading it because I had to think, like really think.

Steven Millhauser (born August 3, ) is an American novelist and short story writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Martin : August 3, (age 76), New York City, New York. Set in London and Dublin, both in the ’s and in the present day, The Illusionist is the story of a writer, Stella, and of her marriage to a strange man named Martyn.

They meet when Martyn interrupts her reading on a train, and Stella is quickly charmed by. Rosie Thomas is the author of numerous critically acclaimed, bestselling novels, and has twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Born in a small village in northern Wales, Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown.4/4(3). A masterful book about a little known phase of WWII. The work of a superb illusionist to fool the Germans about what the British in Egypt were doing.

Well written, engrossing. A forecast of some of the things the Allies did before D-day. But that is another story/5(65). –Writer’s Digest Book Awards.

The Illusion, is an entertaining and fast-paced mystery/thriller. Character development is definitely the strong suit in this drama. The Illusion by Patrick Garry is sure to draw fans of multiple genres. The excitement, high-society dysfunction, obsessive stalker-type relationship drama, murder, and intrigue will keep readers engrossed to the very end.

Movies I've seen, good or bad. I will be as honest as I can in my assessment of them.Ning Cai (Chinese: 蔡嬣; pinyin: Cài Níng; born 16 October ), is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in She is best recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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