THE

WRITE

STUFF

 

Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

* Editor: Howard Denson * March 2012

 

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In This Issue:

 

Who are our friends? Who are our members? Help us replace lost data

NFW to critique manuscripts at Mar. 10 meeting at Willowbranch Library

How do you go from Navy officer, to university prof in English and lit, to author of two cookbooks?

The Wrong Stuff – Howard Denson

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Stuff from a Writer's Quill – Jim Forest

Meetings of NFW and Other Groups

Useful Links

The Write Staff

Membership Form

Writers Born This Month

 

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Who are our friends?

Who are our members?

Help us replace lost data

 

Our 20-year-old e-list of Members and Friends disappeared when an old PC went to the happy clicking grounds. We have searched old floppies and backups, but, of course, we are being punished for telling off the techno-gods. Consequently, we have decided to use 21st Century technology to update our lists.

 

Whether you are a current member, a once and possible future member, or just want to be on our contact list, please use this link to give us some particulars and to enable us to help you publicize your writing.

 

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NFW to Critique manuscripts

at Mar. 10 meeting

at Willowbranch library

 

The North Florida Writers meeting will feature critiques of manuscripts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mar. 10 meeting at the Willowbranch library. The public is welcome to attend all meetings.

 

The critique process has someone other than the author of respective works read aloud the submissions (up to 10 double-spaced pages of prose, and reasonable amounts of poetry or lyrics). Authors may not defend their work, but they may attach questions they would like answered (e.g., “Is the scene on the beach convincing?”). Authors should listen to the words and rhythms of their creations. 

 

Willowbranch is located in Riverside at 2875 Park St., Jax 32205, but, if you are unfamiliar with area, go to http://jpl.coj.net/lib/branches/wbb.html and use MapQuest to find the easiest route there. The WB phone is 904.381.8490.

 

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How do you go from Navy officer,

to university prof in English and lit,

to author of two cookbooks?

 

 

Allen Tilley has been the cook of the family since he married the former Peggy Williams of Green Cove Springs back in 1962.  Says he: “When I was hiking at about the age of nine, we were supposed to cook our own food. I bought a pork chop and fried it. I thought all pork chops had a thick coating of crumbs and were cooked in deep bacon grease. I was permanently impressed with my own simply fried success. I began making a nuisance of myself on such questions as how done a scrambled egg really ought to be allowed to get. I found myself doing a lot of cooking.”

 

For about 25 years he was also the Tenzo (cook) for the Jacksonville Zen Sangha, where he was given the dharma name of Zojo (“Keeper of the Dharma Treasury”--he was also the treasurer). That experience led to “Hungry Zen: Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour” (2009). His non-vegetarian recipes, including family traditions, are collected in his latest book, “Back Porch Feasts” (2012), which provides low carb versions of most recipes except desserts. He is at work on “Great Food for the Toothless on a Low Carb Plan.”

 

Tilley, a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of North Florida, taught English and literature courses for 35 years. He grew up in Paducah, Ky. After completing his B.A. at Vanderbilt University, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, seeing duty in Vietnam in the early years of the war. He received his Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance English literature from the University of Iowa in 1972.  At UNF, he chaired the English department for nine years and served for two years as an Acting Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was awarded the University Outstanding Teaching Award and was named Distinguished Professor.

 

Tilley's academic publishing field is narrative theory. For his entire career he worked to develop a comprehensive theory of plot which would account for all narratives, both fictional and nonfictional. His last book on the topic, “An Introduction to “Plot in the Modes of Experience” (2009), should be read first as the most complete and clearest statement of the approach. The earlier books are “Plot Snakes and the Dynamics of Narrative Experience” (1992) and “Plots of Time: An Inquiry into History, Myth, and Meaning” (1995).

 

The Write Stuff was teasing and probably reaching for it when we asked him if there was a narrative connection with cooking or planning meals. He said, “I suppose cooking as plot ought to have the closure of a good meal. I would not be any more of a fan of ironic cooking than I am of pomo.” Any googler would discover that, indeed, there is a thing called ironic cooking.” (Put that in the file for “Who Woulda Thunk It.”)

 

Tilley is active in environmental groups. He is on the executive committee of the local Sierra Club and leads the Regional Planning and Development Team of the U.S. Green Building Council, North Florida. Since 2004 he has moderated a widely distributed news list on global warming. Interested persons may be added to the subscription list by contacting him at atilley@unf.edu. He and his wife live in Jacksonville, close to their two children and their families.

 

A final question: What did he think of the “Julie and Julia” semi-biopic about a young woman who cooks her way through Julia Child’s tome on French cooking? He thought it was “a fine film, but I wanted more cooking.”

 

To order Tilley’s latest book, go to Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=back+porch+feasts&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Aback+porch+feasts&ajr=0 .

 

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THE

WRONG

STUFF – FORENSIC GRAMMAR

 

By HOWARD DENSON

 

Brian Resnick,Why Are Enormous, Alligator-Eating Pythons Invading Florida?(Atlantic Magazine):

 

That ban is certainly not going to effect the python population that is now in south Florida to any appreciable amount.

 

W.S. SAYS:   If you want to alter or change a situation, you spell it “affect.” If you have a ten-point plan to eradicate Burmese pythons and other invasive species such as accordionists, you would “effect” or implement your plan over, say, a six-month period.

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Will Rogers, Beijing’s South China Sea Gamble” (The Diplomat):

 

Beijing seems to be doubling down in the South China Sea. Why? In large part it’s to secure access to potential deep sea hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas – many describe the South China Sea as the next Persian Gulf, given the possible richness of resources that supposedly lay beneath the seabed.

 

W.S. SAYS:  Make it “resources that lie beneath the seabed.” Using past tense suggests that, darn it, something happened to those resources in the South China Sea. They are not here now.

 

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Helen A.S. Popkin, “Are your deleted photos still on Facebook?” (Technolog on MSNBC):

 

Whether to limit who can tag you in an image, or if pics of other peoples' kids should be shared at all, are often topics of controversy.

 

--and --

 

Florida Times-Union headline:

 

Horror of childrens’ deaths revisited during dad’s trial

 

--and --

 

Robert Reich, “As Santorum and Romney Battle for the Loony Right, the Rest of Us Should Not Gloat” (Nation of Change.com):

 

Bill and Hillary were secular boomers with Ivy League credentials who thought government had a positive role to play in peoples’ lives.

 

W.S. SAYS: If you have a collective noun, it comes already plural, so you just add an apostrophe and an “s,” as in “people’s” and “children’s.”

 

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Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin, “The Kennedy Detail” (Gallery Books 2010):

 

[Drew] Pearson’s suggestion to check warehouses the night before was ludicrous. Neither Pearson nor the vast majority of the public had any idea that the “warehouse,” as he called the Texas School Book Depository building, was kitty-corner from the Dallas County Jail, which was next to the county court complex.

 

W.S. SAYS: This sentence provides a springboard so that we may discuss the terms “kitty-corner,” “catty-corner,” and variations. Online dictionaries either don’t mention the terms or say that either is acceptable. “Kitty-corner” will pass muster in other dictionaries, but it still is a back formation of dubious merit. Neither expression has anything to do with kittens or cats. Instead, it is related to “cater-corner.” Oxford Dictionaries says the current expression arose about 1850 from dialect. Cater means  “diagonally.” Cater denotes the four on dice, from the French quatre “four,” and from the Latin quattuor. As a general practice, perhaps writers should stick with “diagonal” and “diagonally,” as in “The Smith house on Seventh Avenue is diagonally across the street from the Murphy house.” For a full discussion of the expressions, go to http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cater-corner.

 

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Robert Barnes, “The question: Is it stolen valor or free speech?” (Washington Post):

 

Xavier Alvarez is a liar and a scoundrel and has also been called an idiot, a jerk, and cretinous.

 

W.S. SAYS: Here we have a parallelism problem or (if the grammar term confuses you) we have a pattern problem. The writer is using a series of nouns (“liar,” “scoundrel,” etc.) but breaks the pattern after the second verb with “cretinous,” which is an adjective. The sentence could be revised to use all nouns or all modifiers and nouns.

 

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Matt Dixon, “House moves changes to high school sports rules” (Jacksonville.com):

 

The bill would no longer allow athletes to be suspended in recruiting cases unless they falsifies enrollment information, or directly receives benefits.

 

W.S. SAYS: Aaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhh! “They falsifies . . . [they] receives”? I’m coming, Elizabeth! It’s the big one!

 

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STUFF

FROM HITHER

AND YON

 

Let J.K. Rowling's magic

dispel prejudice about

her 'proper adult novel'

 

The Harry Potter creator inspired grown-ups to read “kid” books, says young adult author Maureen Johnson, but now the great cross-pollinator faces narrow-minded talk about next project. Johnson says, “It seems to be the received wisdom that books angled at the younger set are simply not quite the same thing as books aimed at adults: not quite as challenging to write, not quite as challenging to read. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/27/jk-rowling-proper-adult-novel

 

Don’t chop Ivanhoe
– just skip the boring bits

 

Despite today’s shorter attention spans, Walter Scott’s books are still relevant and readable, says Allan Massie in The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9050321/Dont-chop-Ivanhoe-just-skip-the-boring-bits.html

 

Should we celebrate

scathing book reviews?

 

The Hatchet Job of the Year is a new literary prize for the best scathing book review. In The Guardian, Nominee Geoff Dyer and Anna Baddeley, who set it up, discuss the role of criticism with interviewer Enine Saner.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/03/the-conversation-scathing-book-reviews

 

Life's Too Short:

How to Read

the Right Books

 

Cory Adams says, “Current estimates peg the total number of books proper at over 22 million, with the [Library of Congress] receiving 20,000 new items a day for cataloging. If you’re a genuine bookworm, knocking off 52 books a year, you might be able to finish 0.00000236% of the books in existence.” How should you allocate your reading time? Check his article at http://bigthink.com/ideas/42284.

 

The

Professional

Author

 

Sohrab Homi Fracis, the first Asian to win the prestigious Iowa Short Fiction Award, tells the members of the Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce the intricacies of becoming a professional author. To read his remarks, go to http://wzcc.net/souvenir2012.htm.  At the bottom of the screen, click on the second white circle to take you to pages 25 and 27 for his talk.

 

Ray Bradbury

and the real trouble

with e-books

 

Jeremy Lott examines the e-book phenomenon – is it good or bad for reading, books, and literature? The experiences of the American master Ray Bradbury are enlightening.

http://www.splicetoday.com/writing/the-real-trouble-with-e-books

 

It's the Dickens

of a name to deal with

 

About 350 descendants of Charles Dickens gathered at Westminster Abbey’s Poets Corner to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth. Since Nigel Farndale is a friend of one of the descendants, he knows that being descended from Dickens can mean more hard times than great expectations.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/charles-dickens/9060694/Its-the-Dickens-of-a-name-to-deal-with.html

 

We can lay a wreath for Dickens,

but we'll never lay his ghost

 

As the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth is celebrated, John Sutherland wonders if Dickens believed in Resurrection. Well, whether or not he will rise from the grave, the novelist lives, triumphantly .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9060810/We-can-lay-a-wreath-for-Dickens-but-well-never-lay-his-ghost.html

 

Time for the Tumbrils!

Bring on the Chopper

 

Alas, we no longer have Frank Sullivan to interview the Cliché Expert, Mr. Magnus Arbuthnot, Esquire, about language usage in politics, sports, and the culture in general, but Alexander Cockburn has given us a “checklist of degraded words and terms that should be loaded into the tumbrils and carted off to the guillotine.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/time-tumbrils-1328970886  

 

Assassins

Of the

Mind

 

When Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa on novelist Salman Rushdie for The Satanic Verses, it was the opening shot in a war on cultural freedom. Two decades later, the violence continues, and Muslim fundamentalists have gained a new advantage: media self-censorship. Christopher Hitchens explores the difficulties of Arab and Muslim writers and artists to do their work in an age in which there is, or is not, anything sacred.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/02/hitchens200902

 

Romance Novels,

The Last Great Bastion

Of Underground Writing

 

Writing for The Awl, Maria Bustillos points out how, like Rodney Dangerfield, romance writing don’t get no respect. However, she traces the genre back to its grandmama “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen and notes that the genre accounted for about $1.35 billion in revenues in 2010. “That is a little less than twice the size of the mystery genre, almost exactly twice that of science fiction/fantasy, and nearly three times the size of the market for classic/literary fiction.” http://www.readability.com/read?url=http://www.theawl.com/2012/02/romance-novels

 

Three sites on vocabulary:

A ban on playground slang?

Not bloody likely!

 

A child’s mastery of patois should be a step towards the language that will land him or her a job, says Christopher Howse.  One school is demanding that its students use formal English in classes and hallways and restrict “slang” to the playground. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9084296/A-ban-on-playground-slang-Not-bloody-likely.html

 

Another article is entitled “Drat! Spiffing old words dying out – soz.” It says, “Cripes, you could be talking balderdash and a growing number of people won’t know what you are talking about.The piece argues that texting is dumbing down people’s vocabulary. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/8850281/Drat-Spiffing-old-words-dying-out-soz.html

 

In her master’s thesis, Jennifer Myers of the University of Calgary says she discovers that texting reduces the ability of the texters to recognize and acquire new words.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216165751.htm

 

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STUFF FROM

A WRITER'S QUILL

 

A publisher once told me, “Writing books is hard -- almost as hard as selling them."

 

--  Jim Forest

 

 

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MEETINGS

OF NFW AND

OTHER GROUPS

 

BARD SOCIETY: Every Wednesday: 7 p.m.; Frank Green 410.5775; Email frankgrn@comcast.net

 

THE CDS PUBLICITY FREE WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Meets twice monthly. The first Tuesday of each month at the Mandarin Library on Kori Road from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the third Saturday of the month at the Webb-Wesconnett Library at 103rd and Harlow from 2 until 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information see our website at http://CDSPublicity.com or call 904.343.4188.

 

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP: Every Thursday, 6:45 p.m. at Charles Webb-Wesconnett Library at the intersection of 103rd Street and Harlow Boulevard. Email: Dalyn_2@yahoo.com or Tlsl72@yahoo.com,

 

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS: Second Saturday of each month; start time varies based on program; see website Chaffee Road Library; 1425 Chaffee Rd. S., Jacksonville. Info: www.firstcoastromancewriters.com

 

MANDARIN WRITERS WORKSHOP: Second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at S. Mandarin Library (corner of San Jose and Orange Picker Rd.). Larry Barnes at wordsandpics@bellsouth.net.

 

NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS: Second Saturday: 2 p.m. at Willowbranch Library; 2875 Park Street 32205; www.northfloridawriters.org

 

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER OF FLORIDA WRITERS ASSN.: fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library (between Jacksonville and St. Augustine). Vic DiGenti, FWA regional director. For more information, check www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com or www.windrusher.com.

 

SISTERS IN CRIME: First Saturday of each month: 10:30 a.m. at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256; Sherry Czerniejewski, president Email sherrycz@aol.com

 

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SOME

USEFUL

LINKS

 

100 EXTENSIVE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT ANYONE CAN ACCESS: https://maryandmacdesign.wordpress.com/

 

                THE ATAVIST (original nonfiction storytelling):

 http://atavist.net/

 

                BEST LITERARY CRITICISM WEBLOGS: http://www.mastersdegree.net/blog/2011/25-best-literary-criticism-blogs/

 

                BOOK COUNTRY (sponsored by Penguin Books): http://www.bookcountry.com/

 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday

 

CLASSIC BOOKS FOR FREE DOWNLOADS: http://www.planetebook.com/

 

                DAILY WRITING TIPS: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

 

                DAYS OF YORE (writers and artists’ struggles to succeed): http://www.thedaysofyore.com/

 

                EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/mefrm.htm

 

                40 FASCINATING LECTURES FOR LINGUISTICS GEEKS: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/05/40-fascinating-lectures-for-linguistics-geeks/

 

                HOW LANGUAGE WORKS (the cognitive science of linguistics from Indiana University): http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/

 

"MURDER YOUR DARLINGS" (Quiller-Couch on Style): http://grammar.about.com/od/rhetoricstyle/a/murderquiller.htm

 

THE PHRASE FINDER: http://www.phrases.org.uk/

 

PITCHERS & POETS: http://pitchersandpoets.com/

 

POETRY DAILY: http://poems.com/

 

QUOTE INVESTIGATOR: http://quoteinvestigator.com/

 

                THE RED ROOM – Where the authors are: http://redroom.com/

 

REPRESENTATIVE POETRY ONLINE: http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/menupoet.cfm

 

                SHAKESPEARE SEARCHED: http://shakespeare.yippy.com/

 

                SOME PLACES TO OBTAIN FREE E-BOOKS: http://www.freeliterature.org/index.html

 

STUFF JOURNALISTS LIKE: http://www.stuffjournalistslike.com/

 

TEN PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE WRITING (F.L. Lucas on Style): http://grammar.about.com/od/rhetoricstyle/a/lucastyle10.htm

 

THROW GRAMMAR FROM THE TRAIN: http://throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com/

 

TODAY IN LITERATURE: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

 

UNUSUAL WORDS: http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm

 

WORDNIK: http://www.wordnik.com

 

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THE

WRITE

STAFF

 

President: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com)  

Vice President: Joyce Davidson (davent2010@comcast.net)  

Secretary: Kathy Marsh (kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net)

Treasurer: Richard Levine (RichieL@clearwire.net)

 

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MEMBERSHIP

APPLICATION

FOR NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS

 

Membership is $15 for students, $25 for individuals, and $40 for a family. (Make out checks to WRITERS.) Mail your check to WRITERS, c/o Howard Denson, 1511 Pershing Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

 

Name___________________________________________ ___________________________

Street or P.O address_________________________________ Apt. No. ___________

City ______________________________State _____ Zip ________________________

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WRITERS

BORN

IN MARCH

 

1—Martial (40 A.D.), Po Tjiu-I (772), Rudolph Goclenius (1547), Johann B. Schup (Schuppius) (1610), Vittorio Bersezio (Carlo Nugelli) (1828), Ion Creanga (1837), William Dean Howells (1837), Lytton Strachey (1880), Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892), Moriz Seeler (1896), Yorgos Seferis (1900), Pol le Roy (1905), David Niven (1910), Ralph Ellison (1914), Robert Lowell (1917), Howard Nemerov (1920), Richard Wilbur (1921), Kuczka Péter (1923), Camille E. Baly (1936), Jean-Edern Hallier (1936), Michael J(oseph) Kurland (1938), Franz Hohler (1943), Steven Barnes (1952);

 

2-- George Sandys (1578), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Evgeny Baratynsky (1800), Janos Arany (1817), Multatuli (1820), Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) (1904), Jan Fabricius (1909), Godfried (Jan Arnold) Bomans (1913), David Goodis (1917), Orrin Keepnews (1923), Philip K. Dick (1928), Tom Wolfe (1931), John Irving (1942), Peter Straub (1943), Mark Evanier (1952), Morioka Hiroyuki (1962), Michael Salinger (1962), Glenn Rubenstein (1976);

 

3--Edward Herbert (1583), Edmund Waller (1606), Thomas Otway (1652), William Godwin (1756), Charles Sealsfield (1793), Vissarion Belinsky (1811), Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli) (1820), Fred Burnaby (1842), Alain (Emile-Auguste Chartier) (1868), Colonel Edward Thomas (1878), Floris H. L. Prims (1882), Tore Řrjasćter (1886), Beatrice Wood (1893), Juri Olescha (1899), Rabbe A. Enckell (1903), Artur Lundkvist (1906), Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar (1906), Aar van de Werfhorst (Pieter G. Jansen) (1907), Kenton Kilmer (1909), Roger Caillois (1913), Bert van Aerschot (1917), James Merrill (1926), Don Gibson (1928), G. Pausewang (1928), Hans Pieter Verhagen (1939), Owen Spencer-Thomas (1940), Roger Swaybill (1943), Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (Elisabeth B. Young) (1946);

 

4-- Lauritz de Thurah (1706), Charles Dibdin (1765), Johann Wyss (1782), Kristian Mandrup Elster (1841), Josip Jurcic (1844), Toru Dutt (1856), Thomas Sturge Moore (1870), Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873), Léon-Paul Fargue (1876), Bernhard Kellermann (1879), Channing Pollock (1880), Thomas Sigismund Stribling (1881), Emilio Prados (1899), Herbert Biberman (1900), Jean Joseph Rabearivelo (1901), George Gamow (1904), Meindert DeJong (1906), Boris N. Poveloi (Kampov) (1908), Taos Amrouche (1913), Giorgio Bassani (1906), Patrick Moore (1923), Alan Sillitoe (1928), Wally Bruner (1931), Dieter Meier (1945), David Franzoni (1947), Lindy Chamberlain (1948), James Ellroy (1948), Ofelia Medina (1950), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951), Mark Chorvinsky (1954), Jim Dwyer (1957), Andrew Collins (1965), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Dav Pilkey (1966), Andrew Osmond (1967), Max Vergara Poeti (1983);

 

5-- Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky (1703), Jacob Wallenberg (1746), Wilhelm von Giesebrecht (1814), onstance Fenimore Woolson (1840), Isabella Gregory(1852), Frank Norris (1870), Arthur van Schendel (1874), Friedrich Schnack (1888), Fritz Usinger(1895), Julian Przybos (1901), Irving Fiske(1908), Joseph Tomelty (1911), Charles Fuller (1939), Michael D(iamond) Resnick (1942), Roy Gutman (1944), Mark Handley(1956), David Fury (1959), Yuri Lowenthal (1971), and Nelly Arcan (1973);

 

6-- Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475), Jean Luis Vives (1492), Luigi Alamanni (1495), Jan Zoet (1615), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Francis Atterbury (1663), John Alberti (1698), Giovanni Meli (1740), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), George du Maurier (1834), Johan Bojer (1872), Ring Lardner (1885), Hugh Williams (1904), Will Eisner (1917), Roger Price, (1920), Gabriel García Márques (1928), Teru Miyamoto (1947), Jan Kjćrstad (1953);

 

7-- Guillaume du Vair (1556), Jean Lebeuf (1687), Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Frantisek L Celakovsky (1799), Franz Grave von Pocci (1807), Judocus Smits (1813), Olegario Victor Andrade (1841), William Rockhill Nelson (1841), Luther Burbank (1849), Matilde Serao (Tuffolina) (1856), Paul Ernst (1866), Vera Fjodorova Panova (1905), Mircea Eliade (1907), Greta Schoon (1909), Leo Malet (1909), Mochtar Lubis (1919), Kobo Abe (1924), Jean-Paul Desbiens (1927), Georges Perec (1936), Harald Gerlach (1940), Paul Preuss (1942), Jorgen Theobaldy (1944), Stanley Schmidt (1944), Robert Harris (1957), Bret Easton Ellis (1964);

 

8-- Ede Szigligeti (1814), Joăo de Deus (1830), Kenneth Grahame (1859), M. Lichnowsky (1879), Stuart Chase (1888), Gene Fowler (1890), Eric Linklater (1899), (Elmer Keith 1899), R. W. Schnell (1916), A. Marja (ATE Mooy) (1917), H. Kipphardt (1922), Sembene Ousmane (1923), Victor "Toby" Neuberg (1924), John McPhee (1931), Neil Postman (1931), Richard Farina (1937), George William Reed (1939), Jim Bouton (1939);

 

9-- Friederike C. Neuber (1697), Honore Mirabeau (1749), William Cobbett (1763), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Umberto Saba (1883), David Garnett (1892), Joseph Weinheber (1892), Vita Sackville-West (1892), Frank Arnau (1894), Peter C. Quennell (1905), Rex Warner (1905), Ed(uard) Hoornik (1910), Ger(ar)da Brautigam (1913), Frank Morrison “Mickey” Spillane (1918), Marie Cardinal (1929), Heere Heeresma (1932), Michael Kinsley (1951), Keven Wade (1954), Shashi Tharoor (1956),Jack Kenny (1958), and Michael Patrick MacDonald (1966);

 

10-- Constantine Huygens Jr. (1628), Lorenzo da Ponte (1749), Georg F. Creuzer (1771), Friedrich von Schlegel (1772), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Samuel Ferguson (1810), Ina Donna Coolbrith (1842), Henry Watson Fowler (1858), Pim (Willem J.H.) Mulier (1865), Jakob Wassermann (1873), David M. Chumaceiro (1877), Karel van de Woestijne (1878), Nancy Cunard (1896), Heywood Hale Broun (1918), Boris Vian (1920), Manolis Anagnostakis (1925), Georges Dor (1931), Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936), David Rabe (1940), Laurie Langenbach (1947), Juliusz Machulski (1955), Anne MacKenzie (1960), and Felice Arena (1968);

 

11-- Torquato Tasso (1544), Hendrik L. Spieghel (1549), Isaac Elsevier (1596), Jan F. Willems (1793), Antonio C.G. Crespo (1846), Wobbe de Vries (1863), Jan Lemaire (1884), Josef Martin Bauer (1902), Dorothy Schiff (1903), Ronald Syme (1903), Maurits Wertheim (1904), Fitzroy Maclean (1911), Robert Clifford Latham (1912), Karl Krolow (1915), Ezra Jack Keats (1916), D.J. Enright (1920), F[rancis] M(arion) Busby Jr. (1921), A.X. Gwerder (1923), Ad(rianus C.) de Besten (1923), Adrienne Keith Cohen (1926), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Sam Donaldson (1934), Douglas Adams (1952), D.J. MacHale (1956), Flemming Rose (1958), Delia Gallagher (1970), and Christopher Rice (1978);

 

12--Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620), John Aubrey (1626), Richard Steele (1672), George Berkeley (1685), Louis-Prosper Gachard (1800), Adolf A. Wolfschoon (1863), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Philip Guedalla (1889), Ţórbergur Ţórđarson (1889), A. Evert Taube (1890), Kylie Tennant (1912), Irving Layton (1912), Jack Kerouac (1922), Harry (Maxwell) Harrison (1925), John Clellon Holmes (1926), Edward Albee (1928), U Win Tin (1929), John Gross (1935), M.A. Numminen (1940), Peter Whalley (1946), Mary Alice Williams (1949), Eliézer Niyitegeka (1952), Naomi Shihab Nye (1952), Carl Hiaasen (1953), Randall Kenan (1963), Steve Levy (1965), Jake Tapper (1969), Dave Eggers (1970), and Simon Young (1976);

 

13 -- John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683), Charles Bonnet (1720), Karl F. Schinkel (1781), Oswald Garrison Villard (1872), Balthazar H. Verhagen (1881), Emanuel Stickelberger (1884), Hugh S. Walpole (1884), Oskar Loerke (1884), Janet Flanner (1892), Dorothy Aldis (1896), Marcel Thiry (1897), Jan Lechoń (1899), Albert Hughes Williams (1907), L(aFayette] Ron Hubbard (1911), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), W.O. Mitchell (1914), Maria Vlamynck (1917), Jim Rodger (1922), Charles Sickman Corsen (1927), J. D. Slater (1929), Marc Dessauvage (1931), Barry Hughart (1934), Michael Walzer (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Andre Techine (1943), Charles Krauthammer (1950), Yuri Andrukhovych (1960), Robert Lanham (1971); 

 

14-- F.G. Klopstock (1803), Théodore de Banville (1823), Alexandru Macedonski (1854), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1875), Carel T. Scharten (1878), Albert Einstein (1879), John P. Strijbos (1891), Arnold Chikobava (1898), Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty (1908), Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909), Horton Foote (1916), Macha Louis Rosenthal (1917), Max Shulman (1919), Colin Fletcher (1922), John Barrington Wain (1925), Joop F. Wolff (1927), Michael Caine (Maurice J. Micklewhite) (1933), Bertrand Blier (1939), Peter Paul Zahl (1944), Herman(us J.) van Veen (1945), Pam Ayres (1947), Michael Stedman (1949), Andrew Robinson (1957), Tad Williams (1957), Kevin Williamson (1965);

 

15— Johann Jakob Breitinger (1701), Branko Radicevic (1824), Paul von Heyse (1830), Augusta Gregory (1852), Lionel Pigot Johnson (1867), Gilberto Freye (1900), An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau (1910), Louis Paul Boon (1912), Richard Ellmann (1918), Lawrence Sanders (1920), Madelyn Pugh (1921), Louis Boon (1922), Juij Bondarew (1924), Robert Nye (1939), Jack Whyte (1939), Margo Coleman (1940), Jacques Doillon (1944), Mark J. Green (1945), Kate Bornstein (1948), Jennifer 8. Lee (1976), Jose Sanchez Zolliker (1976), F.V.A. Morriello (1985);

 

16--Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581), Gerbrant A. Bredero (1585), René Le Bossu (1631), Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette (1634), Bengt Lidner (1757), Peter Ernst von Lasaulx (1805), Ernest Feydeau (1821), Camilo Castelo Branco (1825), Maxim Gorki (1868), F. A. Forbes (1869), Ethel Anderson (1883), Francisco Ayala (1906), Samael Aun Weor (1927), Sid Fleischman (1920), Geoffrey Freeman Allen (1922), Harding Lemay (1922), Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch) (1926), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), Don Richard Carpenter (1931), Margaret (Edith) Weis (1948), Alice Hoffman (1952), Kate Worley (1958);

 

17-- Daniel van Papenbroeck (1628), Alexander Knox (1757), Ebenezer Elliott (1781), Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow (1811), Jean Ingelow (1820), Oskar Peschel (1826), Kristian Elster (1881), Urmuz (Demetru Dem. Demetrescu-Buzău) (1883), Paul Green (1894), Boris N. Poveloi (Kampov) (1908), Bayard Rustin (1910), Arthur Basil Cotle (1917), Siegfried Lenz (1926), Kenneth S. Goldstein (1927), Nancy Sheehan (1927), James Morrow (1947), William (Ford) Gibson (1948), Marc Gunn (1972;

 

18--Cornelis Ketel (1548), Manuel de Faria e Sousa (1590), Matthew Decker (1679), Friedrich Hebbel (1813), William Cosmo Monkhouse (1840), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Michael G. de Boer (1867), Bernard Cronin (1884), Marianne (Goudeket-)Philips (1886), Robert P. Tristram Coffin (1892), Wilfred Owen (1893), Srečko Kosovel (1904), William Hutchinson Murray (1913), Richard Thomas Condon (1915), Bob Broeg (1918), Egon Bahr (1922), George Plimpton (1927), Christa Wolf (1929), John Updike (1932), Hans Peter Bleuel (1936), Wolfgang Bauer (1941), Joy Fielding (1945), Patrick Barlow (1947), Richard Kretchmer (1950), Luc Besson (1959), and Max Barry (1973);

 

19—Benedetto Varchi (1503), Tobias Smollett (1721), Zacharias H. Alewijn (1742), Patricius Walker (William Allingham) (1824), Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown (1844), Willem H. de Beaufort (1845), Josef Albers (1888), L. O'Flaherty (1897), Irving Wallace (Wallechinsky) (1916), Kjell Aukrust (1920), Philip Roth (1933), Renée Taylor (1933), Borge Andersen (1934), Bigas Luna (1945), Jorma Taccone (1977);

 

20 -- Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 BC), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Karl August Nicander (1799), Thomas Cooper (1805), Ned Buntline (Edward Zane Carroll Judson) (c1813), Carel Vosmaer (1826), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Auguste Bender (1846), Louis Marie Émile Bertrand (1866), Obe Postma (1868), Karin Michaelis (1872), Börries von Münchhausen (1874), S. V. Vegesack (1888), athryn Forbes (1902), Kathryn Forbes (Kathryn McLean) (1908), Jerre Mangione  (1909), Donald Featherstone (1918), Carl Reiner (1922), Ray Goulding (1922), Shaukat Siddiqui (1923), David Malouf (1934), Elizabeth Gille (1937), Gerard Malanga (1943), Jay Ingram (1945), John Eastburn Boswell (1947), Curt Smith (1951), Liana Kanelli (1954), Spike Lee (1957), Touré (1971), Andrzej Pilipiuk (1974);

 

21 -- Jean Paul (1763), Geoffrey Dearmer (1893), Richard Leslie Hill (1901), William Downie Forrest (1902), Phyllis McGinley (1905), John Paxton (1911), Peter Bull (1912), Frank Hardy (1917), Geoffrey Pinnington (1919), Peter Brook (1925), Madison Jones (1925), Andre Delvaux (1926), Virginia Weidler (1926), Peter Hacks (1928), Hubert Fichte (1935), Michael Dibdin (1947), Mark Waid (1962);

 

22 -- Antonio Francesco Grazzini (1503), Edward Moore (1712), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), Heinrich D Zschokke (1771), Theodor Birt (1852), Arnold Sauwen (1857), Ellen Glasgow (1874), Giulia D De Albertis (1896), Ellin MacKay Berlin (1902), Jochen Klepper (1903), Phyllis McGinley (1905), Albrecht Goes (1908), Gabrielle Roy (1909), Jack Popplewell (1909), Nicholas Monsarret (1910), Georgiy Zhzhonov (1915), Stewart Stern (1922), Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov (1928), Igor Hajek (1931), Leslie Thomas (1931), William Shatner (1931), Alan Bleasdale (1936), Billy Collins (1941), Rudy/Rudolf (von Bittner) Rucker (1946), Wolf Blitzer (1948);

 

23-- John Bartram (1699), Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper (1808), Aleksej F. Pisemski (1821), Eduard Schlagintweit (1831), Alexandru D. Xenopol (1847), Sir Thomas Chapais (1858), Roger Martin du Guard (1881), Robert N. Bradbury (1886), Encarnacion Alzona (1895), Erich Fromm (1900), Francis Berry (1915), H. C. Allen (1917), Wolfgang Altendorfer (1921), Barry Cryer (1936), Jim Trelease (1941), Walter Rodney (1942), Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943), Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Steven Saylor (1956), Oscar Michael Moore (1960), Terry Sweeney (1960), Gary Whitehead (1965), Mitch Cullin (1968);

 

24-- Arai Hakuseki (1657), Jose F. de Isla (Francisco de Salazar) (1703), Joel Barlow (1754), Robert Hamerling (1830), John Wesley Powell (1834), William Morris (1834), Honoré Beaugrand (1848), Silas Hocking (1850), Olive Schreiner (1855), Harry Houdini (Erich Weiss) (1874), Top Naeff (Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff) (1878), John Knittel (1891), Gianna Manzini (1896), Malcolm Muggeridge (1903), Andre Christiaens (1905), Pura Santillan-Castrence (1905), John Cameron Swayze (1906), Janet Harmon Bragg (1907), Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya (1907), Donald Hamilton (1916), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Wilson Harris (1921), Dario Fo (1926), Martin Walser (1927), Peter Bichsel (1935), David Irving (1938), Ian Hamilton (1938), Pieter W. Coetzer (1947), Irina Ratushinskaya (1954);

 

25-- Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher (1594), Louis Moréri (1643), Paul de Rapin (1661), Paulin Paris (1800), Jose de Espronceda y Delgado (1808), Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (1812), Gustaaf D.F.L. Schamelhout (1869), Louis Dosfel (1881), Mary Gladys Webb (1891), Veit Valentin (1885), Marten Baersma (M.H. Bottema) (1890), Bella Spewack (1899), Jacques Audiberti (1899), Alan J. P. Taylor (1905), Marthe Robert (1914), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Gloria Steinem (1934), Jacqueline Lichtenberg (1942), Richard O'Brien (1942), Elli Stai (1954), Thom Loverro (1954), Jim Uhls (1957), Fred Goss (1961);

 

26 -- Conrad Gessner (1516), William Wollaston (1659), Nathaniel Bowditch (1773), Louise Otto (1819), Eliza Laurillard (1830), Betsy Perk (Christina E.) (1833), Edward Bellamy (1850), A(lfred) E(dward) Housman (1859), Serafín Álvarez Quintero (1871), Robert Frost (1874), Duncan Hines (1880), Jozef Arras (1890), James B. Connant (1899), Joseph Campbell (1904), Viktor Emil Frankl (1905), Betty MacDonald (Anne E. Campbell Bard) (1908), Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier) (1911), Sterling Hayden (Sterling Relyea Walter) (1916), Bob Elliott (1923), Gregory Corso (1930), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Richard Dawkins (1941), Erica Jong (Mann) (1942), Robert Woodward (1943), Patrick Süskind (1949), Martin Short (1950), Chris Hansen (1959), Natsuhiko Kyogoku (1963), Martin McDonagh (1970);

 

27-- Benjamin Neukirch (1665), Francesco Antonio Zaccaria (1714), Michael Bruce (1746), Alfred V Comte de Vigny (1797), A Glabbrenner (1810), Frank Frost Abbott (1860), Patty Smith Hill (1868), Heinrich Mann (1871), Marie Under (1883), Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu (1889), Thorne Smith (1892), Jacques (Izaak) den Haan (1908), Golo Mann (), (Gottfried) (1909), Budd Schulberg (1914), Denton Welch (1915), Simon van Collem (1919), Stefan Wul (1922), Louis Simpson (1923), Shusaku Endo (1923), Anthony Lewis (1927), Bob den Uyl (1930), Abelardo Castillo (1935), Michael York (1942), Michael Jackson, U.K. (1942), Walt Mossberg (1947), Patrick McCabe (1955), Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans (1960), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Pauley Perrette (1969); 

 
28--
Arnold Houbraken (1660), William Byrd (1674), Andrew Kippis (1725), Sophie Mereau (1770), Georg Heinrich Pertz (1795), Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Araújo (1810), Arsčne Houssaye (1815), James Darmesteter (1849), Maxim Gorky (1868), Karel MJF Cruysberghs (1891), Nelson Algren (1909),
Myfanwy Piper (1911), J. L. Austin (1911), A(rthur) Bertram Chandler (1912), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Edward Anhalt (1914), Gerhart Fritsch (1924), Amelia Rosselli (1930), Sven Oskar Lindqvist (1932), Mario Vargas Llosa (1936), Russell Banks (1940), Iris Chang (1968), Lauren Weisberger (1977);

 
29--
Vitsentzos Kornaros (1553), John Lightfoot (1602), Alexander Chalmers (1759), Constantine S. Aksakov (1817), Amelia Barr (1831), Joseph Schmidlin (1876), Howard Lindsay (1889), Ivan Goll (1891), Cecil Lewis (1898), Frans U. Kailas (1901), Marcel Aymé (1902), Yvonne Waegemans (1909), R. S. Thomas (1913), Julia Montgomery Walsh (1923), Sheila Kitzinger (1929), Jacques Brault (1933), Eric Idle (1943), John Suchet (1944);

 

30--Maimonedes (1135), Jethro Tull (1674), John Hawkins (1719), Anna Sewell (1820), John Fiske (Edmund Fisk Green) (1842), Paul M. Verlaine (1844), Sean O'Casey (1880), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Jean Giono (1895), Heinz Risse (1898), Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (1899), Countee Cullen (1903), Andrew Rodger Waterson (1912), McGeorge Bundy (1913), Herbert Asmodi (1923), Milton Acorn (1923), Tom Sharpe (1928), Ted Morgan (1932), Gerrit Komrij (1944), Efstratios Grivas (1966);

 

31-- René Descartes (1596), Andrew Marvell (1621), Edward FitzGerald (1809), Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), Andrew Lang (1844), Borisav "Bora" Stanković (1876), Ion Pillat (1891), Vardis A Fisher (1895), Robert Brasillach (1909), Octavio Paz (1914), Marga (Sara Voeten-) Minco (1920), Leo Buscaglia (1924), John Fowles (1926), John Jakes (1932), Nichita Stănescu (1933), Judith Rossner (1935), Richard Chamberlain (1935), Valerie Curtin (1945), David Eisenhower (1948).