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    Arts Reviews: How to Write Them (Creative Essentials) (Paperback) By (author) Celia Brayfield

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    DescriptionWhether your passion is film, music, books, visual arts, or the stage, you can get closer to it as a reviewer and establish a career in one of the most influential roles open to a writer. A great review can be read by millions, and writing it calls for a high degree of skill. Based on a lifelong passion, packed into a few hundred words, and often written in less than an hour, a review makes heavy demands on a writer's technique and experience. This book explains how to seize readers' attention and how to be witty always, fascinating most of the time, and bitchy when you need to be. Reviews from classic writers like Pauline Kael or Kenneth Tynan are contrasted with today's hot names such as Mark Kermode and Stewart Maconie. The history of the critic is examined, including some of the groundbreaking groups who have shaped our culture--including Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table, the French New Wave directors who founded "Les Cahiers du Cinema, " and London's celebrated "Modern Review." Interviews with successful journalists and commissioning editors from the "NME" and "The Guardian" about breaking into the field are also included.


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    Title
    Arts Reviews
    Subtitle
    How to Write Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Celia Brayfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904048916
    ISBN 10: 1904048919
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    BIC subject category V2: AB, CBW
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    DC22: 808.066791
    BISAC V2.8: BUS012000, ART009000, LAN005000
    DC22: 808.0667
    Thema V1.0: AB, CBW
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Kamera Books
    Imprint name
    Kamera Books
    Publication date
    28 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Harpenden
    Author Information
    Celia Brayfield is a former television critic for "The Times" and a regular reviewer for the "Evening Standard, New Statesman, " and several BBC radio and TV shows. She is also the author of nine novels and four nonfiction books, including" Bestseller: Secrets of Successful Writing" and "Deep France: A Writer's Year in the Bearn."