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The boy scout handbook and other observations

Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Please note that this is not 'The Official Boy Scout Handbook'. It is a collection of my essays and reviews and bagatelles on appearances, institutions, and society, writers, travel, and war written over the past fifteen years or so, and written on very different occasions and for different purposes."--Preface.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fussell
ISBN: 0195031024 9780195031027
OCLC Number: 7946096
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The boy scout handbook --
The persistent itchings of Poe and Whitman --
Sincerity abroad --
The life of art --
William Carlos Williams and his problems --
What we look like --
Notes on class --
The purging of Penrod --
Smut-hunting in Pretoria --
Literary biography and its pitfalls --
Nabokov as "comparatist" --
Can Graham Greene write English? --
Being reviewed: the A.B.M. and its theory --
Terrors and delights of the traveler abroad --
Footwork as scholarship --
An impediment to pilgrimage --
Latin America defeats intelligent travel writer --
A place to recuperate --
Boswell and his memorable scenes --
Kingy and some Coevals --
Baron Corvo, sturdy beggar --
Poor Ivor Gurney --
Rider Haggard, the public man --
The Hearst of literature --
Waugh in his letters --
Some truth about the war --
The regrettable decision of Herman Wouk --
The romantic war and the other one --
"Where are the war poets?" --
Time-Life goes to war --
Yank when we needed it --
The war in black and white --
Battle trauma and the NATO problem --
My war.
Responsibility: Paul Fussell.

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"Please note that this is not 'The Official Boy Scout Handbook'. It is a collection of my essays and reviews and bagatelles on appearances, institutions, and society, writers, travel, and war written over the past fifteen years or so, and written on very different occasions and for different purposes."--Preface.

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