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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roy Peter Clark Narrator: Jefferson Mays Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781478953289
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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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  • “Clark…digs deep into literature and excavates a gold mine of artistic strategies for great writing….With lively, colorful writing and inspired practical advice, this guide earns a spot along with Clark’s Writing Tools as essential reading for writers. Recommended for book lovers as well.”

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About the Author
Author Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing for more than thirty years and has spoken about the writer’s craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited a number books about writing and journalism, including Writing Tools and The Glamour of Grammar. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

About the Narrator

Jefferson Mays has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audio narrations. He is also an award-winning theater and film actor. In 2004 he won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, and a Theatre World Award for his solo Broadway performance in I Am My Own Wife, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Doug Wright. He holds a BA from Yale College and an MFA from University of California–San Diego.