Posts Tagged ‘PhD’

Roy Peter Clark’ s “Writing tools”

30 March 2020

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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
by Roy Peter Clark

It was amazing. I love this handy handbook on literature and journalism. Paragraphs of Tom Wolfe and other writers. Read it passionately using a mechanical pencil. Plenty of words underlined, plenty of ideas jotted down into a bloc. It has been a wonderful, stylish read.

Eugenio Fouz’s review Mar 23, 2019



Journalism as Literature (Ronald R. Rodgers’ s blog)

27 March 2020

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ronald r rodgers

I am a follower of Ronald R. Rodgers

See the picture on the right side column

of efnotebloc

His blog is here:

the struggle for the soiudl

The cover of The Struggle for the Soul

of Journalism (R. R. Rodgers)

[on my books to read list]


The text below is one Rodgers offers in his website


On this occasion Richard Gilbert writes about

top 10 essays of all time:


Oxford Dictionary of literary terms (Chris Baldick)

12 March 2020

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I am a dictionary fan. I couldn’t imagine there were dictionaries devoted to literature like this I have in my library. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms means a lot to me. It is an excellent companion.




Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms


“… and start writing” (Hugh Kearns)

11 March 2020

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Joan Didion, writer and journalist


Inspirational tweet written by Hugh Kearns (@ithinkwellHugh)



A reader & a writer´s routine (just 3 essential things)

15 February 2020

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Just 3 essential things 


1/pieces of literature and journalism

2/HANDBOOKS on history, method, literature, journalism, style









E. Fouz.-15.02.2020

PhD, sophomore



Change the world (top ten inventions)

1 February 2020

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Encyclopaedia Britannica shows ten inventions that changed our world.

“You may think you can’t live without your tablet computer and your cordless electric drill, but what about the inventions that came before them? Humans have been innovating since the dawn of time to get us to where we are today. Here are just 10 of the hundreds of inventions that profoundly changed your world. What else would be on your list?

Stone tools.-Stone tools were humanity’s earliest technology, invented more than 2 million years ago by Homo habilis, an early human ancestor. The simplest implements, known to their discoverers as “choppers,” were sharpened stones made by smashing one stone against another. This clever (if crude) multi-tool could be used for cutting, sawing, crushing, or smashing. Without this innovation, humanity would have never known the spork.

Daguerreotype.-The first successful photograph, the daguerreotype, was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s. Niépce’s first attempt needed 8 hours exposure time—Daguerre’s needed 20 or 30 minutes. Now, of course, we can take photos of anything we want, anytime, instantly. Thank you, Daguerre and Niépce, for your role in making Instagram possible” ( … )

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Some other people think the top ten inventions were these:


In my opinion, we could not forget the great practical invention of the Swiss Army knife which reminds me the modern cell phones



Outline of English Literature & English Timeline+ (EXTRA) + BrIdGe

4 October 2019

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NPG 212; William Blake by Thomas Phillips

[William Blake, poet]

A brief outline of English Literature


Ҭ Allegory: an allegory is a narrative in which the characters often stand for abstract concepts. An allegory generally teaches a lesson by means of an interesting story.

¨ Alliteration: the repetition at close intervals of consonant sounds for a purpose. For example: wailing in the winter wind.

¨ Allusion: a reference to something in literature, history, mythology, religious texts, etc., considered common knowledge.

¨ Ambiguity: Double or even multiple meaning.

¨ Analogy: a point by point comparison between two dissimilar things for the purpose of clarifying the less familiar of the two things.” (…)

-via englishcorner altervista. org-

A Brief Outline of English Literature


English timeline

-via The British Library-


Magna Carta, 1215

English timeline (The British Library)



BrIdGe Child´s Routledge D. I 


New York Public Library



Library of Congress U S

Library of Congress U S


Gallup Polls

Gallup Polls


Child´s D. I Literary Terms PDF

Routledge D I



E. Fouz.-


NYPL (New York Public Library)

19 September 2019

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Type on google New York Public Library” + research + something else, e.g Truman Capote

wait a couple of seconds …









E. Fouz.-


Top 100 works of journalism in the U S A of the 20th Century (Mitchell Stephens)

18 September 2019

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John Hersey. “Hiroshima.” 1946
Rachel Carson. “Silent Spring.” 1962
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Watergate investigations for the Washington Post. 1972-73
Edward R. Murrow. “This is London . . .” radio reports for CBS on the German bombing of London. Also collected in book form. 1940
Ida Tarbell. “The History of the Standard Oil Company” investigation. 1902-1904 (book 1904)
Lincoln Steffens. “The Shame of the Cities.” 1902-1904 (book 1904)
John Reed. “Ten Days That Shook the World.” 1919
H.L. Mencken. Coverage of the Scopes “monkey” trial. 1925
Ernie Pyle. Reports from Europe and the Pacific during World War II. 1940-45
Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. See It Now documentary taking on Senator Joseph McCarthy. 1954
Edward R. Murrow, David Lowe and Fred Friendly. CBS Reports documentary “Harvest of Shame.” 1960
Seymour Hersh. Investigation of massacre committed by American soldiers at My Lai in Vietnam. 1969
New York Times. Publication of the Pentagon Papers. 1971
James Agee and Walker Evans. “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” 1941
W.E.B. DuBois. “The Souls of Black Folk.” 1903
I.F. Stone. I.F. Stone�s Weekly. 1953-67
Henry Hampton. “Eyes on the Prize.” 1987
Tom Wolfe. “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” 1968
Norman Mailer. “The Armies of the Night.” 1968
Hannah Arendt. “Eichmann in Jerusalem.” 1963


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Timeline: History of the American Journalism

18 September 2019

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“How It All Went Down
America’s First Newspaper

America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, is published in Boston. The paper, able to fill only three of its four pages with text, suspends publication after one issue after drawing criticism from the colonial government.

First Printing Press of America

Isaac Doolittle of Connecticut builds the first printing press made on American soil.

Dec 15, 1791
First Amendment Ratified

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, expressly forbidding Congress from making any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” is ratified.

Steam-driven Printing Press

Jonas Booth invents a steam-driven printing press, soon making the mechanical process of printing newspapers much more efficient and less costly.

Sep 3, 1833
First Edition of the New York Sun

Benjamin Day issues the first edition of the New York Sun, America’s first “penny press” newspaper. The cheap paper, sold for a fraction of the cost of all earlier newspapers, soon attracts a much wider audience by catering to the interests of New York City’s ordinary citizens.” (…)

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