Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature
Literary Miscellany is a breezy tour through the literature oftoday and yesterday, touching on many great classical literaryworks, movements, and trends. But don’t fear that it’s only forintellectuals—there’s plenty here for the contemporary pleasurereader as well. Alex Palmer offers something for everyone, includinganswers to the following questions:
This quirky work is filled with entertaining literary trivia fora unique perspective on writers’ lives and inspirations, from thedrinks they imbibed to the books they penned. Delightfully illustrated,it will entertain casual readers and literary buffs alike.
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Palmer has put together an interesting little volume loosely covering a history of literature. This is not an overly academic volume, it is much more "fun" reading. Typical format in a chapter ... Read full review
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Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature
Limited preview - 2010
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