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The Resource Curiosities of literature, John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson

Curiosities of literature, John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson

Label
Curiosities of literature
Title
Curiosities of literature
Statement of responsibility
John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more bizarre areas of literature in this miscellany of fact and trivia. Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? What do 12% of all winners of the Booker prize have in common? When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? And, while we're at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland's irreverent literary masterpiece illuminates every topic imaginable, from author advances to civil war literature to Victorian sex to odd-things-eaten-by-literary characters (think Patrick Bateman's girlfriend in American Psycho). This is the ideal anthology of useless information for all book lovers.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutherland, John
Dewey number
802
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN43
LC item number
.S78 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rowson, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literary curiosa
  • Literary curiosa
  • Literature
Label
Curiosities of literature, John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Herman Graf book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary baked meats -- Body of literature: heads, lungs, hearts, and bowels -- Tools of the trade -- Sex and the Victorians -- Better than sex, some say -- Some curious literary records: best, worst, and most -- Literary crimewatch -- Who? Who? Who? -- Name games -- Readers distinguished and less so -- Mammon and the book trade -- Wheels -- Morbid curiosity -- Curious connections: a terminal quiz
Control code
ocn319063090
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780099519294
Lccn
2008054409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1295453
System control number
(OCoLC)319063090
Label
Curiosities of literature, John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson
Publication
Note
"A Herman Graf book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary baked meats -- Body of literature: heads, lungs, hearts, and bowels -- Tools of the trade -- Sex and the Victorians -- Better than sex, some say -- Some curious literary records: best, worst, and most -- Literary crimewatch -- Who? Who? Who? -- Name games -- Readers distinguished and less so -- Mammon and the book trade -- Wheels -- Morbid curiosity -- Curious connections: a terminal quiz
Control code
ocn319063090
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780099519294
Lccn
2008054409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1295453
System control number
(OCoLC)319063090

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