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Product Description: Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today.Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not...read more
By Rebecca Manery (editor)

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9781474285056 | 2 anv edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $86.00 | About this edition: Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught?

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9781474285049 | 2 anv edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught?

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Product Description: This collection is organized around the concept of abduction, a logical operation introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce that explains how new ideas are formed in response to an uncertain future. Responding to this uncertain future with rigor and insight, each essay imagines new methods, concepts, and perspectives that extend writing studies research into startling new terrain...read more
By Jeff Rice (contributor)

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9780809335633 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, December 8, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This collection is organized around the concept of abduction, a logical operation introduced by Charles Sanders Peirce that explains how new ideas are formed in response to an uncertain future.

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Product Description: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong. Here, essayists talk back to each other, to the work they love and the work that disquiets them, and to the very basic building blocks of what we understand “essay” to be...read more
By Craig Reinbold (editor)

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9781566894579 | Coffee House Pr, March 14, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: How We Speak to One Another is some of the most engaging evidence we’ve got that the essay is going strong.

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Product Description: Some of the country’s most admired authors—including Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori—describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience...read more

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9780807078815 | Beacon Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Some of the country’s most admired authors—including Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori—describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience.

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Product Description: This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms...read more

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9781680991826 | Good Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing.

For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.“I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and, occasionally, obsessions of our most luminous writers.”—from the Preface Behind every acclaimed work of literature is a trove of heartfelt decisions. The best authors put painstaking—sometimes obsessive—effort into each element of their stories, from plot and character development to dialogue and point of view. What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use first-person narration in The Great Gatsby? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road? Veteran editor and teacher Richard Cohen draws on his vast reservoir of a lifetime’s reading and his insight into what makes good prose soar. Here are Gabriel García Márquez’s thoughts on how to start a novel (“In the first paragraph you solve most of the problems with your book”); Virginia Woolf offering her definition of style (“It is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words”); and Vladimir Nabokov on the nature of fiction (“All great novels are great fairy tales”). Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. The result is a unique exploration of the act and art of writing that enriches our experience of reading both the classics and the best modern fiction. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced—and shows us how they surmounted them. Praise for How to Write Like Tolstoy“The highest compliment one can pay How to Write Like Tolstoy is that it provokes an overwhelming urge to read and write, to be in dialogue or even doomed competition with the greatest creative minds . . . .  That Mr. Cohen is an editor, that his love of literature comes in large part from awe in the presence of better writers than he, is no small matter. His love is infectious, and regardless of how well he ends up teaching us to write, that is miracle enough.”—Wall Street Journal“[A] perfect tasting menu . . . the homage of a passionate reader to the writers who have provided his ‘main pastime.’ ”—The Sunday Times (U.K.) “This book is a wry, critical friend to both writer and reader. It is filled with cogent examples and provoking statements. You will agree or quarrel with each page, and be a sharper writer and reader by the end.”—Hilary Mantel“These twelve essays are like twelve perfect university lectures on the craft of writing fiction. The professor—or, in this case, author—succeeds in being not only knowledgeable but also interesting, charming, and engaging.”—Library Journal (starred review)“Insightful . . . [Cohen] escorts his readers to Iris Murdoch for sage counsel on launching a novel, to Salman Rushdie for shrewd guidance on developing an unreliable narrator, to Rudyard Kipling for a cagey hint on creating memorable minor characters, and to Leo Tolstoy for a master’s help in transforming personal experience into fictional art.”—Booklist

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9780812998306 | Random House Inc, May 17, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.

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9780812987737 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T...read more

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9781472592521 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres.

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9781472592538 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres.

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Product Description: All too many people start a writing project with grand ambitions but reach a crisis of completion. Finishing School helps writers reignite the passion that started them on the project in the first place and work steadily to get it done...read more

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9780399184703 | J P Tarcher, January 10, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: All too many people start a writing project with grand ambitions but reach a crisis of completion.

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Product Description: The New York Times BestsellerOne of NPR's Best Books of the YearFrom one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time, "a writing manual so smart and incisive that it could surely benefit anyone--journalist, student, business executive, legislator--who has ever tried to craft an English sentence and fallen short" (Daily Beast)...read more

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9780316277174 | Little Brown & Co, January 10, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The New York Times BestsellerOne of NPR's Best Books of the YearFrom one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time, "a writing manual so smart and incisive that it could surely benefit anyone--journalist, student, business executive, legislator--who has ever tried to craft an English sentence and fallen short" (Daily Beast).

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Product Description: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons 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...read more

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9780316282178 | Little Brown & Co, January 26, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

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9780316282147 | Little Brown & Co, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.

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Product Description: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing...read more

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9781501147210 | Scribner, December 6, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.

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9781501147227 | Reprint edition (Scribner, December 6, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.

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Product Description: Inside Story tackles the myriad approaches to the burgeoning genre of creative nonfiction—from memoir to criticism to literary journalism to the lyric essay—by deeply exploring each stage of the generation, reportage, writing and editing of stories...read more

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9780997020779 | Leaf Storm Pr Llc, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Inside Story tackles the myriad approaches to the burgeoning genre of creative nonfiction—from memoir to criticism to literary journalism to the lyric essay—by deeply exploring each stage of the generation, reportage, writing and editing of stories.

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Product Description: Imagine having your own personal mentor―someone encouraging yet honest, supportive yet empowering, who could help you set and achieve your goals, turn your moments of doubt and fear into sources of strength, and discover what you’re truly capable of when you’re at your best...read more

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9781573246880 | Conari Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Imagine having your own personal mentor―someone encouraging yet honest, supportive yet empowering, who could help you set and achieve your goals, turn your moments of doubt and fear into sources of strength, and discover what you’re truly capable of when you’re at your best.

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Product Description: An interactive journal to awaken your creativity. Webby-award winning creative team The Brothers McLeod deliver 104 prompts designed to kick-start your imagination. After all, you can’t think in new ways if you don’t think in new ways...read more
By Brothers Mcleod (corporate author)

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9780735215382 | Plume, October 18, 2016, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: An interactive journal to awaken your creativity.

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Product Description: Winner, CCCC Research Impact Award, 2018 Despite the vast number of multilingual speakers in the United States and the pervasive influence of globalization, writing studies in this country is still inextricably linked to a nationalistic, monolingual English ideology...read more

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9780809335244 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, September 22, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Winner, CCCC Research Impact Award, 2018 Despite the vast number of multilingual speakers in the United States and the pervasive influence of globalization, writing studies in this country is still inextricably linked to a nationalistic, monolingual English ideology.

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Product Description: In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice...read more

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9781472591944 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 26, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice.

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Product Description: Strong characters – characters we love and hate, those we despair for at their low moments and egg on to their triumphs – are the foundation of any successful script. Written by award-winning writer Rib Davis and now fully updated for its second edition, Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio is an authoritative practical guide to developing characters for professional and aspiring writers alike...read more

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9781474260206 | 2 edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Strong characters – characters we love and hate, those we despair for at their low moments and egg on to their triumphs – are the foundation of any successful script.

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Product Description: Still the Best Guide for Getting PublishedIf you want to get published, read this book!Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world...read more

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9781608684045 | New World Library, September 13, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Still the Best Guide for Getting PublishedIf you want to get published, read this book!

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Product Description: With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society―and his own past―takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the “momentous catastrophe” of the Kennedy assassination...read more

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9780394588322, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Random House Inc, October 1, 1991, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This novel of the CIA centers on Hugh Tremont Montague, a CIA patrician with a core of madness
9780394589152, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Random House Inc, October 1, 1991, cover price $200.00 | About this edition: This novel of the CIA centers on Hugh Tremont Montague, a CIA patrician with a core of madness

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9780345379658, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, January 2, 2007), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: This novel of the CIA centers on Hugh Tremont Montague, a CIA patrician with a core of madness
9780345377555, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Ballantine Books, March 1, 1992, cover price $6.99 | also contains Creative Writing Scrapbook: Junior Storybaker 1. Grades 2-4 | About this edition: With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522636939, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 13, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy.
9781522636946, titled "Harlot's Ghost" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 13, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy.

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9780394589435, titled "Harlots Ghost" | Abridged edition (Random House, July 1, 1991), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Explores the relationship between Hugh Tremont Montague, a CIA operative code named 'Harlot,' and Harry Hubbard, whose father was the founder of the CIA and who is in love with Montague's wife.

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Product Description: THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 6TH EDITION, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and opportunity for writing--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading...read more

Hardcover:

9781337279635 | 6 updated edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, September 9, 2016), cover price $168.95 | About this edition: THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 6TH EDITION, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and opportunity for writing--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading.

Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer. Using examples from a wide range of papers, specialist and trade magazines and 'alternative' publications, Sharon Wheeler considers the different types of material that come under the term 'feature' including human interest pieces, restaurant reviews and advice columns. With relevant case studies as well as interviews with practitioners, Feature Writing for Journalists is exactly what you need to understand and create exciting and informative features.

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9781138945838 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, September 8, 2016), cover price $140.00
9780415336345 | Routledge, April 21, 2009, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Feature Writing for Journalists considers both newspapers and magazines and helps the new or aspiring journalist to become a successful feature writer.

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9781138945845 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, September 8, 2016), cover price $39.95
9780415336352 | Routledge, April 21, 2009, cover price $35.95

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Product Description: Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day helps individuals build essential writing skills in just 20 minutes a day. Excellent writing skills are essential for scoring well on standardized tests, succeeding in the workplace, and communicating effectively with others...read more
By Learningexpress (corporate author)

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9781611030655, titled "Writing Skills: Success in 20 Minutes a Day" | 6 edition (Learning Express Llc, September 7, 2016), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day helps individuals build essential writing skills in just 20 minutes a day.
9781576856673 | 4th edition (Learning Express Llc, May 16, 2009), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Excellent writing skills are essential for getting high marks on standardized tests, succeeding in a wide range of jobs, and effectively communicating with others-but writing well isn't a skill you're born with-it must be practiced and applied in order to achieve optimal success.

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Product Description: This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys...read more

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9780393292244 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 6, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.

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Product Description: Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well...read more

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9780062223067 | Harpercollins, September 15, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir—delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.

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9780062223074 | Perennial, September 6, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list.
9780416326604, titled "Psychoanalytic Criticism" | Routledge, January 1, 1985, cover price $15.95 | also contains Psychoanalytic Criticism | About this edition: First published in 2002.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504648400 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 15, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Mary Karr] Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list.

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Product Description: The dynamic world of reading and writing has changed greatly over the past few years. Writers are pitching their ideas online, exchanging works in progress with critique partners and forming street teams to promote their work. The online community of writers is a fast-paced and often confusing place...read more

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9781770402768 | 3 edition (Self Counsel Pr, September 1, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The dynamic world of reading and writing has changed greatly over the past few years.

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