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By Douglas Glover

A GLOBE & MAIL top publication OF THE yr FOR 2012

“Glover is a grasp of narrative structure.”
—Wall highway Journal

In the culture of E.M. Forster, John Gardner, and James wooden, Douglas Glover has produced a booklet on writing immediately erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and a laugh. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the collected knowledge of a amazing literary occupation: novelist, brief tale author, essayist, instructor and mentor, Glover has for many years been asking the important questions. How does the best way we learn impression the best way we write? What do craft books fail to educate aspiring writers approximately subject, approximately plot and subplot, approximately developing viewpoint? How do we continue drama at the point of the sentence—and clarify drama within the sentences of others? what's the courting of shape and paintings? How do you're making phrases live?

Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the artistic writing school room, Glover’s take is frank and clean, demonstrating many times that swish writers needs to first be powerful readers. This assortment is a call-to-arms for all fanatics of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our greatest safety opposed to the attacks of a post-literate age.

Douglas Glover is the award-winning writer of 5 tale collections, 4 novels, and works of non-fiction. he's presently at the college of the Vermont collage of excellent Arts MFA in Writing program.

Praise for Douglas Glover

"A grasp of narrative structure." - Darin Strauss, writer of Half a Life, Wall road Journal

"So sharp, so evocative, that the reader sees way past the tissue of phrases into ... the author's poetic grace." - The New Yorker

"Glover invents his personal meeting of severe methods and theories that's eclectic, own, scholarly, and clever ... a path for destiny literary feedback to take." - The Denver Quarterly

"A ribald, raunchy wit with a expertise for searing self-investigation." - The Globe and Mail

"Knotty, clever, frequently raucously funny." - Maclean's

"Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune

"Darkly funny, concurrently stressed and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews

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“Glover is a grasp of narrative constitution. ”
—Wall highway Journal

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Whether his topic is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the inventive writing lecture room, Glover’s take is frank and clean, demonstrating repeatedly that swish writers needs to first be robust readers. This assortment is a call-to-arms for all enthusiasts of English, and assault of the Copula Spiders our greatest security opposed to the attacks of a post-literate age.

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Intuition or direct knowledge does not depend on any data from the senses. " Everyone has this sixth sense, but most people do not develop it. However, almost everyone has had some intuitional experience, perhaps a "feeling" that a particular thing is going to happen, when there is no sensory evidence to indicate it. It is important to develop intuition, or direct soul knowledge, for he who is God-conscious is sure of himself. He knows, and he knows that he knows. We must be sure of God's presence, as sure as we are that we know the taste of an orange.

That unceasing devotion is essential to finding Him. In order to be a yogi and still keep pace with the morden world, it is necessary to meditate at home, to discipline oneself, and to perform all duties with the attitude that they are a service to God. My greatest desire is to build temples of God in the souls of men; to see the smile of God on men's faces. The most important of all life's accomplishments is to establish a temple of God in one's own soul. And it can be easily done. That is why Self-Realization Fellowship was sent to the West.

When we think deeply enough, we find an answer within. This is one form of answered prayer. Prayer Is a Demand of the Soul Prayer is a demand of the soul. God did not make us beggars; He created us in His image. The Bible and Hindu scriptures declare it. A beggar who goes to a rich home and asks for alms receives a beggar's share,- but the son can have anything he asks from his wealthy father. Therefore we should not behave like beggars. Divine ones such as Krishna, Christ, and Buddha did not lie when they said we are made in the image of God.

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