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by David Grambs


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The Describer's Dictionary - uniquely focused on the physical and free of the categorical and multiple-meaning confusions of a thesaurus - is a must for anyone wanting to have at hand just the right words to describe exactly what is being observed or depicted.

The Describer's Dictionary - uniquely focused on the physical and free of the categorical and multiple-meaning confusions of a thesaurus - is a must for anyone wanting to have at hand just the right words to describe exactly what is being observed or depicted

A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary―now expanded and updated―has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words.

A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary―now expanded and updated―has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words. The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking.

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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations. It does not deign or claim to detail fine points of meaning, notably between synonyms, for which a standard dictionary is better suited.

It is readily recognized by the orange-yellow ruff, brown back and blackish wings but otherwise straw-yellow body. With tall pointed ears, long foxy face and large, dark, intelligent eyes it is an attractive animal. SWEENEY, Grappling with a Griffon The tadpoles in the quiet bay of the brook are now far past the stage of inky black little wrigglers attached by their two little sticky pads to any stick or leaf, merely breathing through their gills, and lashing with their.

Some very good quotations and a handful of descriptive terms, but not enough to make this superior or even equal to other books on the subject. 3 people found this helpful.

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The Describer's Dictionary A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations for Readers& Writers.

A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary-now expanded and updated-has served for . An index of the more than 600 authors quoted in the book.

A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary-now expanded and updated-has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words.

A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of James, Updike, Chandler, and others; and words concerning shapes, textures, colors, terrain, structures, and more.

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JoJolar
Item as described.
Tygrarad
All writers and story tellers should have this book. Especially the novice writer needs the dictionary. My copy is tattered and I sent this to a friend who is a beginning writer. She loves it.
Rare
This volume has been useful in triggering creativity in describing many types of scenes in writing from physical descriptions of people, landscapes, buildings, etc.
Togor
My editor suggested I get this book, and am I glad she did! It is wonderful, with lots of ideas for changing what words you select for a specific scene. I am constantly looking through it, making sure that I write in a manner that will please and honor my readers. Thank you David Grambs!
Maucage
Interesting idea
Jarortr
Gramb's Describer's Dictionary is one of the finest books written about the written word. It's a dictionary, but it is much more than that. It's important to note the subtitle of this book (A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations for Readers and Writers) because this subtitle gets to the heart of what makes this book so special.
To begin, this dictionary/book lists over 2,000 useful words for describing things, animals, and people to include the following subgroups: shapes, patterns, surface and textures, size, position, relation, proportion, emblems, symbols, light, colors, building structures, terrain and landscape, climate, clouds, species adjectives (e.g., bovine and many many more), types, technical terminology, perceived attractiveness, body types, face, heads, hair, eyes, noses, ears, mouths, lips, teeth, skin coloring, hand, fingers, legs, knees, feet, jaws, walk, voices, necks, mannerisms, general appearance, and more. In other words, this dictionary will help reader, writer, and observer to economically and accurately identify his (or her) surroundings.
Just one look at the pages of this book should be enough to hook those who enjoy the art of description.
There are some great words in this book (some common, but many underused useful words are listed as well--even the most well-versed will find hundreds of gems in this book), but what really makes this book essential for those interested in accurately (and beautifully) describing their surroundings is Gramb's inclusion of passages from great literature. This gives the reader a real sense for how powerful (and beautiful) words are. Authors on display include Carver, Twain, Cummings, Updike, Baldwin, Percy, Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, Woolf, Faulkner, Joyce, Orwell, Nabokov, and many more.
Those interested in words, description, and great writing will love this book. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Dagdarad
JD Cetola, you need to know that those arresting words actually comes from a beautiful source which Mr. David Grambs has not cited or intends to cite; since, this book was first published in 1993.
For over 20 years this man has been lying about "his" book.
The original author is a genius, Mr. Grambs is an impostor.
Excellent Work by Grambs! If you need the cutting edge of literary description of anything from homes to people in incessant and meticulous detail. In fact, of my expansive and elaborate literary library, it is my favorite! Undeniably the best work for a beginning writer. Undeniably the best resource for writers needing to talk shop with their own souls. Irrepressible, benevolent, indeliable to the articulation of the imagination! Buy it Today!
Cameron Rowe
The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations for Readers& Writers download epub
Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Author: David Grambs
ISBN: 0393033996
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (February 1, 1993)
Pages: 412 pages