Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know by Alex Palmer

By Alex Palmer

Behind-the-book tales and proof approximately authors, publishing, and every thing literary.

Wouldn’t or not it's nice to be a fly at the wall because the nice writers took pen to paper (or palms to keyboard)? whereas examining this paintings, you’ll be simply that. listed here are behind-the-book tales and proof approximately authors, publishing and every little thing literary that may entertain either informal and severe readers. one of the questions requested and spoke back:

     • while Did Literature ultimately Get attractive?
     • Is espresso or Opium larger for Literary Creativity?
     • Why Are the easiest Autobiographies so Embarrassing?
     • Why perform a little Detectives Use Their Minds and Others Their Fists?

Who knew that bestseller lists and children’s books may be the resource of extreme controversy? Or that even the largest writers needed to scrape through, with atypical jobs and innovations just like the Mark Twain Self-Pasting Scrapbook? In Literary Miscellany, research the craze of “fake memoirs,” with a listing of who lied approximately what, and a rogues’ gallery of hoaxers courting again centuries. From epic poetry and Homer to pulp fiction and Harry Potter, Literary Miscellany is a breezy travel in the course of the literature of this present day and the day before today, choked with adequate fascinating evidence to entertain either the erudite professor and delight reader. a hundred colour illustrations

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He sometimes came to the private school kept by Miss Jane Whiting, which his own children attended, and heard us read. We did not do much [ ] emerson in his own time studying at this delightful school, but we were given many exercises in dictation and read several hours daily, principally Marmion, Lady of the Lake, and Lay of the Last Minstrel. One auspicious morning Mr. Emerson told us of the aged Wordsworth whom he had seen upon both his visits to England. He described his little home nestled under Rydal Mount and by the side of Rydal Water, how they walked together on the high ridge behind the house, and the poet pointed out the trees he had planted and the walk in which he had composed thousands of his verses.

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