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Invisible forms : a guide to literary curiosities

Author: Kevin Jackson
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Literary analysis of dedications, titles, epigraphs, footnotes, prefaces, afterwords, indexes and other "invisible" literary necessities from every part of literature's history.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Jackson
ISBN: 0312266065 9780312266066
OCLC Number: 45427118
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Macmillan, 1999?
Description: xxii, 310 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction, or preface --
Titles --
Pseudonums, aka, Noms de plume --
Heteronyms --
Blurbs, authorial and otherwise --
Dedications --
Epigraphs --
Prefaces, introductions, forewords, and acknowledgements --
First lines --
Footnotes --
Marginalia --
Stage directions --
Lectures : a lecture --
Follies --
Imaginary books, imaginary authors --
I.D. : homage to Isaac D'Israeli --
Last words, famous and otherwise --
Appendix --
Bibliography & selected bibliography --
Afterword --
Indexes --
Index nominum.
Other Titles: Guide to literary curiosities
Responsibility: Kevin Jackson.
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