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The Book of Prefaces: A Short History of Literate Thought in Words by Great Writers of Four Nations from the 7th to the 20th Century - Alasdair GrayThe Book of Prefaces: A Short History of Literate Thought in Words by Great Writers of Four Nations from the 7th to the 20th Century
von Alasdair Gray
Buch, Gebundene Ausgabe, 01. Oktober 2000          Auf Lager.

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The preface usually contains one of four pleasures, says anthologist Alasdair Gray. There is the biographical snippet, full of gossipy details that "make us feel at home in earlier times. " There is the author's attempt to forestall criticism (in first editions) or to answer it (in later ones). There is the report on the state of civilization, both favorable (see Walt Whitman) and unfavorable (see Karl Marx). And there is the attack on other writers or translators, sometimes bridging centuries and containing spears thrown at the long dead. All four pleasures are well represented in this 640-page treasury of English and American intros, which runs from an A. D. 675 translation of Genesis to the 1920 poems of Wilfred Owen. Why stop there? " The flow is stopped at 1920, " admits Gray in his own disarmingly self-effacing preface, "by costs of using work still in copyright. "

This is anything but anthology-on-the-cheap, however. Gray (< I> Lanark and < I> A History Maker) poured 16 years of research into < I> The Book of Prefaces, and adds considerable value with his own running commentary, which straggles down the margins in brash red ink. Gray on the God of Genesis: " This God, with revenge in mind, first makes earth ugly as hell. " Among God's anthologized fellows are Mark Twain, who defends his use of Southern dialect in < I> The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Lewis Carroll, who anticipates his critics' charges of writing nonsense in < I> The Hunting of the Snark and proceeds to prove their case; and Charles Darwin, who recalls how the seeds of < I> The Origin of Species were sown aboard the H M S < I> Beagle. Gray mixes scholarly research with playful eccentricities: When was the last time you saw a book's typesetter, typist, and publisher memorialized in pen-and-ink drawings? And "with this in their lavatory, " writes the cheeky author, "everyone else can read nothing but newspaper supplements and still seem educated. " He may be right. < I>-Claire Dederer





Round Ireland With A Fridge - Tony HawksRound Ireland With A Fridge
von Tony Hawks
Taschenbuch, 06. Mai 1999          Auf Lager.

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On his only prior visit to Ireland, songwriter/comic Tony Hawks had seen a man hitchhiking with a refrigerator. For years, he was wont to tell the tale during late-night drinking matches, and after one particularly heavy-duty night of partying, he awoke to find a bet scrawled pillow-side: a friend wagered 100 pounds that Hawks wouldn't travel Ireland for a month with a refrigerator at his side.

Out of this stupid premise, a ridiculously amusing book was born. Quickly discovered by the Irish media, the thumbing Englishman finds that he and his box fridge are elevated to celebrity status, and there's no dearth of rides, places to stay or goofy people to meet, from kings to spoons players to locals who take his fridge surfing. As insightful about the strange inner workings of Hawk's mind as it is about charming peculiarities of Irishmen-it's doubtful that Hawks would have been similarly embraced by Germans, Italians, or the French-< I> Round Ireland with a Fridge is an entirely silly, heart-warming tale told in a rollicking funny and refreshing style. -< I> Melissa Rossi





Shakespeare für Dummies
von John Doyle
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English Literature in Context - Paul PoplawskiEnglish Literature in Context
von Paul Poplawski
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White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century) - Jen HillWhite Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)
von Jen Hill
Taschenbuch, 08. Januar 2009          Auf Lager.

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Vercelli Homilies, Ix-Xxiii (Toronto Old English Series, 5, Band 5) - Paul E. SzarmachVercelli Homilies, Ix-Xxiii (Toronto Old English Series, 5, Band 5)
von Paul E. Szarmach
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The Complete Short Stories (Oxford World?s Classics) - Oscar WildeThe Complete Short Stories (Oxford World?s Classics)
von Oscar Wilde
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A Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope ? Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, ... Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and Others - Frank Cottrell BoyceA Love Letter to Europe: An outpouring of sadness and hope ? Mary Beard, Shami Chakrabati, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Ruth Jones, J.K. Rowling, ... Jones, J.K. Rowling, Sandi Toksvig and Others
von Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Writing Britain's Ruins - Michael CarterWriting Britain's Ruins
von Michael Carter
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Will in der Welt: Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde - Stephen GreenblattWill in der Welt: Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde
von Stephen Greenblatt
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