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by Stephen Fender,John Sutherland

  • Author: Stephen Fender,John Sutherland
  • ISBN: 1848312474
  • ISBN13: 978-1848312470
  • ePub: 1170 kb | FB2: 1762 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Icon Books; Reprint edition (September 20, 2011)
  • Pages: 544
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 337
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Love, Sex, Death  Words: Surprising Tales From a Year in Literature ePub download

John Sutherland's latest books are: Love, Sex, Death and Words: Tales from a Year in Literature (2010), written with Stephen Fender; 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (2011); and Lives of the Novelists: A History of Ficiton in 294 Lives (2011). Critical perspective.

John Sutherland's latest books are: Love, Sex, Death and Words: Tales from a Year in Literature (2010), written with Stephen Fender; 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (2011); and Lives of the Novelists: A History of Ficiton in 294 Lives (2011).

Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich .

Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich and varied exploration of the human condition across the centuries. In this absorbing companion to literature's rich past, arranged by days of the year, acclaimed critics and friends Stephen Fender and John Sutherland turn up the most inspiring, enlightening, surprising or curious artefacts that literature has to offer.

I got this as a gift from a friend, and I am fascinated by the little-known happening from this year in literary history. It's a great book to page through at random-you will learn a lot!

Stephen Fender: Stephen Fender was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and in the UK in Wales and Manchester. I got this as a gift from a friend, and I am fascinated by the little-known happening from this year in literary history.

How can & Sex, Death & Words' be justified for a volume of literary dates, all based on the solitary act of. .

How can & Sex, Death & Words' be justified for a volume of literary dates, all based on the solitary act of an author sitting down quietly with a quill, pencil, typewriter or keyboard? In fact, not only the fourth noun but also the first three are mots justes for the entrancing events detailed here.

Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers. The Brontesaurus: An A–Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (and Branwell). David Miller’s That Glimpse of Truth was a constant companion this year. It is a collection of 100 stories that Miller believes are amongst the finest ever written. Stephen Fender, a pioneer of American Studies in the UK (and an expatriate American) is responsible for many, but not all, of the New World entries. John Sutherland, a Victorianist by speciality, is responsible for many, but not all, in that period.

Love, Sex, Death & Words book. Love, Sex, Death & Words: Surprising Tales From a Year in Literature.

Two seasoned academics describe a literary event for every day of the year. However, the title is rather misleading. There is an abundance of death and words. Love and sex, on the other hand, proved disappointingly scarce. Because of its chronological arrangement, the extreme eclecticism of the examples is striking

John Sutherland and Stephen Fender.

John Sutherland and Stephen Fender. In 367 short essays (there is an entry for 29 February, and two for 2 July) friends and colleagues John Sutherland and Stephen Fender provide a calendrical guide to literature’s significant dates. What their rigidly structured approach reveals is how resistant literature is to rigid structures. In this absorbing companion to literature's rich past, arranged by days of the year, acclaimed critics and friends John Sutherland and Stephen Fender turn up the most inspiring, enlightening, surprising and curious artefacts literature has to offer

Sutherland, John; Fender, Stephen (2011). p. 441. ISBN 978-184831-247-0. First published November 15 but dated 1857.

Sutherland, John; Fender, Stephen (2011). King Alfred surveying Oxford University at the present time: A prize poem, recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 4th, 1856 (Newdigate prize poem; T & G Shrimpton, 1856). php?title 1856 in literature&oldid 919029818".

Why was publication of Huckleberry Fin delayed until February 18, 1885? Which great literary love affair came to a tragic end on February 11, 1963? What effect did March 19, 2007 have on Philip Roth’s alter ego? Arranged by days of the year, Love, Sex, Death & Words provides an absorbing companion to literature’s inspiring past.

John Sutherland is a recently retired professor of English literature at University College London, and a past chairman of the Booker Prize panel.

Stephen Fender was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and in the United Kingdom. He has taught in the United States at Santa Clara, Williams, and Dartmouth colleges.

Anyshoun
I actually purchased this book as a gift. I did, however, read the story chosen for my birthday. It's a very clever way to approach writing and I am planning to buy it again for myself.
Gralsa
I saw this mentioned in a magazine and thought it would be fun to learn a new snippet of literary history each day. Many of the facts presented are not interesting in the least. Also, the way it is written is unclear. I often have to read a sentence two or three times to figure out to whom the pronoun is referring. Overall, way too much work to read and lacking interesting substance. What a disappointment!
Fearlessrunner
I couldn't even finish it. I opened it read a few pages and immediately knew it was a dud! Yikes
Perilanim
I got this as a gift from a friend, and I am fascinated by the little-known happening from this year in literary history. It's a great book to page through at random--you will learn a lot!
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