Cultural Writing. Bibliography is the study of books as physical objects. Fredson Bowers became its most famous American exponent, abandoning his earlier interest in breeding wolfhounds as he did so. Jim Mays suggests that Anglo-American bibliography would be different if Bowers had not passed over the distinctive features of the Irish book as he trheorised his subject. Why does this matter? Because books store, transmit and determine the shape of knowledge; because the 1500-year history olf the book in Ireland is the most extensive and continuous in Europe; because conjoined features of the Irish book represent recurring features of a distinct cultural position; and because they suggest that the prevailing consensus about the creation and transmission of knowledge rests on too narrow a ground. This unusual essay contains more ideas than tomorrow's news. It is awkward and timely, and proceeds at a spanking pace.
Reading versions of important lectures given in the 1950s demonstrate Nabokov's critical talents and reveal his judgments on the works and achievement of Austen, Dickens, Flaubert, Joyce, Kafka, Proust, and Stevenson
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for...
The author's observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. "This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians" (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.
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