Your helplessness makes you desperate and you plunge into conversation with him, knowing entirely well the disaster that is in cold storage for you. Now, you have not given to the Smith the right to enlarge your circle of acquaintance and select the addition him From "Disintroductions" - You incautiously meet your friend Smith in the street; if you had been prudent you would have remained indoors.
Its most obvious characteristics are freedom, informality, and the personal touch - though it can also find room for poetry, satire, fantasy, and sustained argument.
All these qualities, and many others, are on display in The Oxford Book of Essays. The most wide-ranging collection of its kind to appear for many years, it includes essays by writers: A particularly welcome feature is the amount of space allotted to American essayists, from Benjamin Franklin to John Updike and beyond.
This is an anthology that opens with wise words about the nature of truth, and closes with a consideration of the novels of Judith Krantz. Some of the other topics discussed in its pages are anger, pleasure, Gandhi, Beau Brummell, wasps, party-going, gangsters, plumbers, Beethoven, potato crisps, the importance of being the right size, and the demolition of Westminster Abbey.
It contains some of the most eloquent writing in English, and some of the most entertaining. General readers and students of English and American literature; collectors of anthologies. There is no Table of Contents available at this time.
John Gross is currently theatre critic of the Sunday Telegraph. There are no related titles available at this time.The Georgia Center for the Book is the co-sponsor of the major literary awards presented in the state of Georgia.
The Townsend Prize. The winner of the Townsend Award for fiction is Thomas Mullen of Decatur for his novel, “The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers.” The novel is the second written by Mullen, though he has since published a third.
Including book reviews and travel sketches, history lessons and meditations, reflections on art and on potato chips, these essays sample four centuries of eloquence and insight in a collection that is at once immensely enlightening, edifying, and entertaining.4/5(1).
Representations of Kingship and Power in Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy Amanda Mabillard Since it is impossible to know Shakespeare's attitudes, beliefs, and play writing methodology, we can only present hypotheses, based upon textual evidence, regarding his authorial intention and the underlying didactic message found in the second tetralogy of history plays.
LETTERS OF CATHERINE BENINCASA. ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA AS SEEN IN HER LETTERS.
I. The letters of Catherine Benincasa, commonly known as St. Catherine of Siena, have become an Italian classic; yet perhaps the first thing in them to strike a reader is their unliterary character. A deeply satisfying book of the best of English poetry.
Well-organized: chronologically by Author's dates.
I was raised on the Norton anthologies- but the OBEV is the English versus American standard and carries a much fuller repoitoire of poetry alone. The Oxford Book of Essays, , pages, John Gross, , , Oxford University Press, Incorporated, The authors Gross has gathered form a gallery of genius, all indispensable masters of rhetoric, from Samuel Butler to Samuel Johnson, from George Eliot to George Bernard Shaw, from John Dryden to Ben Franklin, from.