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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations free pdf This dictionary presents over 4000 quotations which reflect upon all aspects of literature, covering the popular as well as the strictly literary. The two sections of the book, "The Writer's World" and "Writers and their Works" are arranged by topic. In "The Writer's World" topics encompass: characters, dialogue, imagination, narrative, style - "I always pulp my acquaintance before serving them up. You would never recognize a pig in a sausage" - Frances Trollope (attrib.)- fame, inspiration, censorship, plagiarism, money, the human race, insomnia, publishers, and rivalry - "One of the things a writer is for is to say the unsayable, speak the unspeakable and ask difficult questions" - Salman Rushdie- literary forms, e.g. the novel, science fiction, biography, essays, historical writing, travel writing - "Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography" - Evelyn Waugh.

About Peter Kemp

Peter Kemp is Literary Editor for the Sunday Times and is also a book reviewer for the TLS. He was senior lecturer in English at Middlesex Polytechnic (1968-88) and has written books on Muriel Spark (1974) and H. G. Wells (1982). He is a regular broadcaster on Kaleidoscope, Critics' Forum, Third Opinion, and Meridian, and was one of the Booker Prize judges in 1995.

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Author : Peter Kemp
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 03 January 1998
ISBN : 0198600569
EAN : 9780198600565
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 498 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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