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The book of lost books : an incomplete history of all the great books you'll never read

Author: Stuart Kelly
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of books destroyed, misplaced, never finished, or never even begun - from ancient Greek and Arabic masters through Shakespeare, Dante and Hemingway right up to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelly, Stuart.
Book of Lost Books : An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Kelly
ISBN: 9780857905253 0857905252
OCLC Number: 821177625
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; About the Author; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Anonymous; Homer; Hesiod; The Yahwist, the Elohist, the Deuteronomist, the Priestly Author and the Redactor; Sappho; K'ung Fu-tzu; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Agathon; Aristophanes; Xenocles and Others; Menander; Callimachus; The Caesars; Gallus; Ovid; Longinus; Saint Paul (Saul of Tarsus); Origen; Faltonia Betitia Proba; Kālidāsa; Fulgentius; Widsith the Wide-travelled; The Venerable Bede; Muhammad Ibn Ishaq; Ahmad ad-Daqiqi; Dante Alighieri; Geoffrey Chaucer; François Villon. John SkeltonCamillo Querno; Luis Vaz de Camões (Camoens); Torquato Tasso; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Edmund Spenser; William Shakespeare; John Donne; Ben Jonson; John Milton; Sir Thomas Urquhart; Abraham Cowley; Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin); Jean Racine; Ihara Saikaku; Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz; Alexander Pope; Dr Samuel Johnson; The Rev. Laurence Sterne; Edward Gibbon; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Robert Fergusson; James Hogg; Sir Walter Scott; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Jane Austen; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Thomas Carlyle; Heinrich Heine; Joseph Smith Jnr; Nikolai Gogol. Charles DickensHerman Melville; Gustave Flaubert; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Sir Richard Burton; Algernon Charles Swinburne; Emile Zola; Arthur Rimbaud; Frank Norris; Franz Kafka; Ezra Loomis Pound; Thomas Stearns Eliot; Thomas Edward Lawrence; Bruno Schulz; Ernest Hemingway; Dylan Marlais Thomas; William S. Burroughs; Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV; Sylvia Plath; Georges Perec; Conclusion; Another Introduction; Hypereides; Mani; Gunādhya; The Yongle Encyclopaedia; The Makers; Henslowe's Diary; Pierre de Fermat; Emily Brontë; Daniel Paul Schreber; Philip K. Dick; The Book of Lost Books; Index.
Responsibility: Stuart Kelly ; illustrations by Andrzej Krauze.

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