Henry Hitchings - Who's Afraid of Jane Austen ? (2nd Hand Paperback)
Ever wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published?
Henry Hitchings introduces the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor's guide to talking about books you haven't read.
This is a fun read, if you like this sort of thing.
The author deals briefly with :
Austen, Virgil, Homer, Joyce, Dante, Shakespeare, the Bible, the Qur'an, Proust, Tolstoy, Dostoevski, James, Cervantes, Murasaki, Aesop, Chaucer, the Arabian Nights, etc.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
- Published : 2009
- ISBN : 9781848540194
- SKU : B000549
- PPC : SP420gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"It is full of titbits regarding and their work, all intended to provide the person knowing these things with the 'necessary information' to impress others about books you haven't read . . ." - Publisher.
"Ever found yourself talking about a book you've never actually read, or felt you ought to have more to say about literature or philosophy? Then this blaggers guide to the classics is a must. Chock-full of strategies to make a little learning go a long way" - The Guardian.
Henry Hitchings FRSL is an author, reviewer and critic, specializing in narrative non-fiction, with a particular emphasis on language and cultural history. The second of his books, The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English, won the 2008 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award.