The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing, Roy Peter Clark
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The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Narrator: Jefferson Mays

Unabridged: 8 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 01/26/2016

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines - Style Manuals

Synopsis

Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.

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