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Literatuur: Diversen
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Hornby, Nick

The Polysyllabic Spree

€ 15.95

The author of High Fidelity and About a Boy shares samples from his "Stuff I`ve Been Reading" columns in The Believer, focusing on various books he has found interesting, in a volume that includes selected passages from the novels, poetry, biographies, and comics discussed.

Taal / Language : English

September 2003
Stocking up in Hay-on-Wye; polishing off an author`s oeuvre in a week; a new thriller from the brother-in-law
October 2003
Bad football grammar; John McEnroe as Holden Caulfield; the Dickens-standard for the appropriate length of a literary biography
November 2003
Football season cripples the pace; the Larry David--Richard Yates connection; plot-busting blurbs; literary hoaxaphilia
December 2003/January 2004
Rescinding and refunding a previous recommendation; the impossibility of reading a Victorian novel in Los Angeles; a balanced fictional diet
An Excerpt from George and Sam
Charlotte Moore is frank about the hardships of raising autistic children, but she`s still managed to write the funniest book of the year
February 2004
An edible poem; mandarin writers vs. vernacular ones; the futility of moving the pram from the hall
March 2004
Reconciling the holidays with a new agenda; reading vouchers; the Cultural Fantasy Boxing League
April 2004
The distaste of one`s own cooking (and writing); Amazon reviewers; a nonfictional gangland less fun but more entertaining than the real one
May 2004
Following through on the Dickens promise; a retort to spareness; computer-animated classics; weedy young women
An Excerpt from David Copperfield
This passage from ``Dickens`s Hamlet`` extends well beyond its plot-function in order to hear more from a guy who shouts ``Goroo!`` a lot
June 2004
The benefits of peeking into tortured lives; bad literature parties vs. rocking gangster parties; contraception
July 2004
Reading begets reading in strange and unscientific ways; comics clash with classics; lascivious emails
August 2004
The good pop novel; suicidal authors of abstract works; vulgar narrative tendencies
September 2004
An unnamed literary novel; an unnamed literary biography; blockbusters; finger-steepling and sharks (in the same book!)
October 2004
Sex with cousins; instant classics; the impossibility of reading it all
An Excerpt from Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky
Looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop? Patrick Hamilton is your man
November 2004
The insane capriciousness of the average critic; the well-stocked bookshelf finally pays off; when innovations stop looking like mistakes
An Excerpt from A Life in Letters
Useful advice---and tough love---from A. Chekhov
Index 141
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
230 pagina's
Januari 2004
214 gram
216 x 139 x 15 mm

Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen