Based on that, the purpose of this paper is to explore a corpus of textbook blurbs
in order to provide evidence of the hybrid character of the textbook genre.
Fryd's author blurb
says her life-long dream was to write a "non-boring" book about history.
: "Political strategists and analysts have dubbed Barack Obama's 2008 presidential victory as the 'Twitter election,' a 'triumph of new media in politics,' and 'the election decided by Facebook.' But, does the reality match the rhetoric?"
The stories behind the blurbs
had to be set in Liverpool and have at least two child characters.
Still, I had had the incredible luck of finding the perfect title for my theme; I was naturally interested in having the jacket blurb
express it as accurately as possible.
In addition to being a novel melding of content and commerce--a sort of trailer for an ad that also plays off the skein's warts-and-all look at the '60s-era ad world--the blurbs
aim to keep DVR users' fingers off the fast-forward button.
Within the first month of the fall term, the several young women whose blurbs
had revealed them as aficionadas of badminton were investigating the possibility of organizing a college club devoted to the sport.
In the end, as one of the book's blurbs
suggests, it is not likely to persuade anyone not already convinced one way or the other--a telling comment on the book's (in)ability to attain its stated purpose.
I was surprised when I could not find a single poetry review in the November-December 2003 issue, except for a few celebratory blurbs
in the "Year's Best" section.
The arts sections of many big-city newspapers are replete with advertising blurbs
which studio ad agencies surgically remove from the critics' reviews.
Although the cover is appealing and the blurbs
intriguing, only hardcore SF fans and X-Files nuts will truly appreciate this.
We asked students to recommend books to other students and write short blurbs
Look what you get when you ask the experts themselves for blurbs
(each apparently trying to out-write the others):
announces that it "...is written in accessible, nontechnical language to provide you with practical solutions to your most pressing concerns..." but sometimes blurbs
Eventually, the supervisors and operations managers were asked to contribute articles, which we called "blurbs
." Now this still-monthly newsletter is anywhere from eight to 12 pages, including full-color photographs, and brimming with departmental activities, upcoming events, employee biographies, bloopers, kudos and pictorial reviews of employee-attended functions.