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- DescriptionDo we still kw how to read a vel? John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His answer is an unequivocal, No. But Sutherland has t given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what it still means today while reminding readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is a book about vels but at a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tete-a-tetes is described one in which a reader meets a vel. However, in order for the relationship to take its proper course, a reader must kw how to read it! Sutherland helps readers: --Pick the right book for them among the cattle call of pre-packaged blurbs and enticing cover art--Recognize a misleading title at first glance--Look beyond the politics of book reviewers--Learn to read the extras epigraphs, forewords, afterwords to understand themes only hinted at in the main text--Find real aspects of the author cleverly hidden in the narrative structure--And much more In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to kw about how to read fiction better than you do w (but, were afraid to ask).
- Author BiographyJOHN SUTHERLAND is a professor at University College London who has published and edited numerous books. He writes for The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, and London Review of Books. He was the 2005 Man Book Prize committee chairman. He lives in London, England.
- Author(s)Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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