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The new Oxford book of literary anecdotes

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"A collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors." "The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
New Oxford book of literary anecdotes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005033698
(OCoLC)62421102
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gross
ISBN: 0192804685 9780192804686 9781429498517 142949851X
OCLC Number: 62421102
Description: xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION; THE ANECDOTES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX OF NAMES; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: edited by John Gross.
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Presents a collection of literary gossip and sidelights on the lives of the authors. This anthology finds room for Chaucer, Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P G Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe  Read more...

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a surprisingly good selection...a collection that will instruct and, more important, give immense pleasure. Contemporary Review, Volume 288 An informative and amusing collection Patrick Richards, Read more...

 
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