[EPUB] ✴ Curiosities of Literature Author John Sutherland – Justinfoline.us

Curiosities of Literature A Witty And Eclectic Tour Of Some Of The Arcane Byways Of Literature Illustrated Throughout.How Much Heavier Was Thackeray S Brain Than Walt Whitman S Which Novels Do American Soldiers Read When Did Cigarettes Start Making An Appearance In English Literature In Curiosities Of Literature, John Sutherland Contemplates The Full Import Of Questions Such As These, And Attempts A Few Answers In A Series Of Essays That Are Both Witty And Eclectic An Account Of The Fast Working Mickey Spillane, For Example, Leads To A Consideration Of The Substances, Both Legal And Illegal, That Authors Have Employed To Boost Their Creative Energies An Essay On Good And Bad Handwriting Points Out In Passing That Thackeray Could Write The Lord S Prayer On The Back Of A Stamp As For Mary Shelley, A Brief Recital Of The Circumstances In Which She Wrote Frankenstein Stops Off To Consider What Impact The Miserable Summer Weather Of 1816 Had On The Future Path Of English Literature.It S Debatable, Of Course, Whether Knowledge Of These Arcane Topics Adds To The Wisdom Of Nations It Does Highlight The Random Pleasures In Reading Literature And Reading About It As John Sutherland Rightly Asks, Why Else Read

[EPUB] ✴ Curiosities of Literature  Author John Sutherland – Justinfoline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Curiosities of Literature
  • John Sutherland
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 190521197X

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  1. says:

    Two reviewers on .com Sutherland s witty pomposity will either entertain you or drive you mad Unfortunately, I found myself in the latter category Consider which camp you belong to before reading this one Unlike the other reviewer who pronounced Sutherland pompous and arrogant, I found this book is so witty and enjoyable that I actually read part of it at the beach I am firmly in the beach reading camp To paraphrase Lincoln, if this is the kind of thing you like, you ll love it, Two reviewers on .com Sutherland s witty pomposity will either entertain you or drive you mad Unfortunately, I found myself in the latter category Consider which camp you belong to before reading this one Unlike the other reviewer who pronounced Sutherland pompous and arrogant, I found this book is so witty and enjoyable that I actually read part of it at the beach I am firmly in the beach reading camp To paraphrase Lincoln, if this is the kind of thing you like, you ll love it, and if not, you will think it violently pretentious at best But anyone who can distract me from a threatening migraine which has been building up like a New Mexico thunderhead since Friday ha...


  2. says:

    This is a book of trivia, factoids and amusing stories about the world of literature The author is a professor of English literature, so he knows his stuff The book is organized by loose themes, beginning with food both as featured in literature, and as eaten by authors There are bits on authors pen names, sales figures and famous deaths After the index, there s an essay on the end of the book where Mr Sutherland muses whether the codex book as we know it will soon vanish, replaced by This is a book of trivia, factoids and amusing stories about the world of literature The author is a professor of English literature, so he knows his stuff The book is organized by loose themes, beginning with food both as featured in literature, and as eaten by authors There are bits on authors pen names, sales figures and famous deaths After the index, there s an essay on the end of the book where Mr Sutherland muses whether the codex book as we know it will soon vanish, replaced by electronic media or even telepathic communication.The illustrations are by Martin Rowson, who is in the old style of detailed editorial cartoons, and give a very British feel to the book The words are less obvious about it Being relatively widely read, I had run across many of the factoids before, but there were some I had no idea of, or had long forgotten like the true fate of V.C Andrews Mr Sutherland m...


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  4. says:

    I found this book quite enjoyable It was irreverent and pointless and I rather like that sometimes However I did find quite a few typos in the text, and in some places I found the sentence structure to be confusing The author tends to interrupt herself a lot which I find hard to read, especially in a non fiction book, and sometimes the sentences after the interruption didn t match what went before I also question a lot of the sources used as there isn t a bibliography and the author cites we I found this book quite enjoyable It was irreverent and pointless and I rather like that sometimes However I did find quite a few typos in the text, and in some places I found the sentence structure to be confusing The author tends to interrupt herself a lot which I find hard to read, especially in a non fiction book, and sometimes the senten...


  5. says:

    I ve read many of Sutherland s books and took my time 4 years with this one Enjoyed it well enough but how does one address famous writer suicides and not mention anything about Richard Brautigan


  6. says:

    Interesting connections between authors, their works and public perceptions Bit of a dry read though.


  7. says:

    Oxford University Press published his earlier books but I guess Sutherland has come down in the world Teaching at Cal Tech doesn t strike me as slumming but maybe to OUP it is This book is from Skyhorse Publishing, and I ll go out on a limb here and posit that Skyhorse doesn t hew to the same standards OUP does.This is even worse in its proofreading and typesetting errors than How to Read a Novel It is rife with stray commas Baird s Trilby is, significantly like 86 downstream, exploi Oxford University Press published his earlier books but I guess Sutherland has come down in the world Teaching at Cal Tech doesn t strike me as slumming but maybe to OUP it is This book is from Skyhorse Publishing, and I ll go out on a limb here and posit t...


  8. says:

    Not his best production.


  9. says:

    A grab bag sometimes funny, sometimes sly If you didn t know that Bront is a patriotic re rendering of Irish surname Prunty, or why we say Shavian, Bellovian etc but we have no adjective for Jane Austen, and these things interest you, then this is a place to spend a little while Sutherland is a witty enough MC, with a broad literary church that even goes as far as to include a synopsis of the neo Nazi fantasy opus Kingdom Come.The structure is loose, ranging around names of authors, mone A grab bag sometimes funny, sometimes sly If you didn t know that Bront is a patriotic re rendering of Irish surname Prunty, or why we say Shavian, Bellovian etc but we have no adjective for Jane Austen, and these things interest you, then this is a place to spend a little while Sutherland is a witty enough MC, with a broad literary church that even goes as far as to include a synopsis of the neo Nazi fantasy opus Kingdom Come.The structure is loose, ranging around names of authors, money talk, size, titbits of info, misconceptions and conceits, dates of lesser kno...


  10. says:

    A Perfect Gift for the Book Lover in your Life I thoroughly enjoyed this book I wasn t quite sure that I would, as sometimes I find books about books to be rather dry However, Sutherland has really done his research and the result is an enjoyable collection of interesting tidbits about some of our most famous authors and books I found ...

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