9781848312470

Love, Sex, Death & Words Surprising Tales From a Year in Literature

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    9781848312470

  • ISBN10:

    1848312474

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-20
  • Publisher: Icon Books
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Summary

Why was publication of Huckleberry Fin delayed until February 18, 1885? Which great literary love affair came to a tragic end on February 11, 1963? What effect did March 19, 2007 have on Philip Roth's alter ego? Arranged by days of the year, Love, Sex, Death & Wordsprovides an absorbing companion to literature's inspiring past. John Sutherlandis a recently retired professor of English literature at University College London, and a past chairman of the Booker Prize panel. Stephen Fenderwas born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and in the United Kingdom. He has taught in the United States at Santa Clara, Williams, and Dartmouth colleges.

Author Biography

John Sutherland: John Sutherland is a pre-eminent literary figure--combining erudition and historical research with a taste for the modern and the new. He is the recently retired Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL, a past Chairman of the Booker Prize panel and the author of one of the standard texts on Victorian fiction.

Stephen Fender: Stephen Fender was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and in the UK in Wales and Manchester. He has taught in the United States at Santa Clara, Williams and Dartmouth Colleges, in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, and in England at London and Sussex, where he was head of American Studies from 1985 to 2003. He now lives in Dulwich, south London.

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