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Literary lives /
selected by John Sutherland.
imprint
Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
description
xx, 368 p.
ISBN
0198604068
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Book
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imprint
Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
isbn
0198604068
catalogue key
4617330
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
On previous edition: "Designed to entertain as well as to inform and reminds one of Noel Coward's film, Cavalcade: we sit down, turn the pages, and watch the British twentieth century roll by before us"--Contemporary Review
On previous edition : "Designed to entertain as well as to inform and reminds one of Noel Coward's film, Cavalcade : we sit down, turn the pages, and watch the British twentieth century roll by before us"-- Contemporary Review
On previous edition: "Designed to entertain as well as to inform and reminds one of Noel Coward's film,Cavalcade: we sit down, turn the pages, and watch the British twentieth century roll by before us"--Contemporary Review
Review from previous edition REVIEW FROM BRIEF LIVES
'The books are handsome, well laid out and should be popular; goodChristmas presents.'The Scotsman, 01/12/01
'The books are handsome, well laid out and should be popular; good Christmas presents.'The Scotsman, 01/12/01
'They fill you with wonder'The Express, 11.12.99
'This collection is designed to entertain as well as to inform and remindsone of Noel Coward's film, Cavalcade: we sit down, turn the pages, and watch theBritish twentieth century roll by before us'Contemporary Review, 05.06.98
'This collection is designed to entertain as well as to inform and reminds one of Noel Coward's film, Cavalcade: we sit down, turn the pages, and watch the British twentieth century roll by before us'Contemporary Review, 05.06.98
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
John Sutherland has selected approximately 100 biographies from the Dictionary of National Biography to create this anthology of prominent figures in 20th-century British literature. The book is written in an A to Z format.
Long Description
John Sutherland, famed for his breadth of literary knowledge and insight, has selected approximately one hundred biographies from the Dictionary of National Biography to create this lively and entertaining anthology of some of the most prominent figures in twentieth-century, British literature. He also has written a comprehensive introduction, pleasurable to read in its own right, that outlines the reasons behind the choices he has made.
Main Description
John Sutherland, famed for his breadth of literary knowledge and insight,has selected approximately 130 biographies from the Dictionary of NationalBiography to create this lively and entertaining anthology of some of the mostprominent figures in British 20th-century literature. He has also written acomprehensive introduction, pleasurable to read in its own right, which outlinesthe reasons behind the choices he has made.Following on from the success of Brief Lives, which was published in hardback in1997 and subsequently in paperback, this title will be published alongside twoother similar titles, Stage and Screen Lives and Political Lives.Many of the articles have been written by men and women who are famous in thefield of literature in their own right. They include writers, poets, andplaywrights.Stephen Spender on W. H. AudenPaul Johnson on J. B. PriestleyKingsley Amis on John BetjemanMichael Denison on Noel CowardRichard Ellmann on T. S. EliotJohn Wain on Philip LarkinWoodrow Wyatt on Arthur KoestlerAnthony Thwaite on Sylvia PlathMargaret Lane on Beatrix PotterDouglas Woodruff on Evelyn WaughFrances Donaldson on P. G. WodehouseThe bigraphies and John Sutherland's introduction combine to provide a highlyentertaining and varied read, which should appeal to a wide audience of generalreaders and students alike.
Main Description
John Sutherland, famed for his breadth of literary knowledge and insight, has selected approximately 130 biographies from the Dictionary of National Biography to create this lively and entertaining anthology of some of the most prominent figures in British 20th-century literature. He has alsowritten a comprehensive introduction, pleasurable to read in its own right, which outlines the reasons behind the choices he has made.Following on from the success of Brief Lives, which was published in hardback in 1997 and subsequently in paperback, this title will be published alongside two other similar titles, Stage and Screen Lives and Political Lives.Many of the articles have been written by men and women who are famous in the field of literature in their own right. They include writers, poets, and playwrights.Stephen Spender on W. H. AudenPaul Johnson on J. B. Priestley Kingsley Amis on John BetjemanMichael Denison on Noel CowardRichard Ellmann on T. S. EliotJohn Wain on Philip Larkin Woodrow Wyatt on Arthur KoestlerAnthony Thwaite on Sylvia PlathMargaret Lane on Beatrix PotterDouglas Woodruff on Evelyn Waugh Frances Donaldson on P. G. WodehouseThe bigraphies and John Sutherland's introduction combine to provide a highly entertaining and varied read, which should appeal to a wide audience of general readers and students alike.
Main Description
John Sutherland, famed for his breadth of literary knowledge and insight, has selected approximately one hundred biographies from theDictionary of National Biographyto create this lively and entertaining anthology of some of the most prominent figures in twentieth-century, British literature. He also has written a comprehensive introduction, pleasurable to read in its own right, that outlines the reasons behind the choices he has made.
Table of Contents
Introduction
A-Z Biographies
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