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Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure, the

Author: Andrew Gallix
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history's most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world's leading authority on the subject. Compiled in one volume by C.D. Rose, a well-educated person universally  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Gallix
ISBN: 9781612193786 1612193781
OCLC Number: 903188741
Notes: Hardback.
Description: 128 pages ; 191 x 133 mm
Responsibility: Andrew Gallix.

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A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history's most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world's leading authority on the subject. Compiled in one volume by C.D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world's pre-eminent expert on inexpert writers, the book culls its information from lost or otherwise ignored archives scattered around the globe, as well as the occasional dustbin. The dictionary amounts to a monumental accomplishment: the definitive appreciation of history's least accomplished writers. Thus immortalized beyond deserving and rescued from hard-earned obscurity, the authors presented in this historic volume comprise a who's who of the talentless and deluded, their stories timeless litanies of abject psychosis, misapplication, and delinquency. It is, in short, a treasure.

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