Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature by Alex PalmerLiterary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature by Alex Palmer

Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature

byAlex Palmer

Hardcover | October 27, 2010

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Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall as the great writers took pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? While reading this work, you’ll be just that. Here are behind-the-book stories and facts about authors, publishing and everything literary that will entertain both casual and serious readers. Among the questions asked and answered:

     • When Did Literature Finally Get Sexy?
     • Is Coffee or Opium Better for Literary Creativity?
     • Why Are the Best Autobiographies so Embarrassing?
     • Why Do Some Detectives Use Their Minds and Others Their Fists?

Who knew that bestseller lists and children’s books could be the source of intense controversy? Or that even the biggest writers had to scrape by, with odd jobs and inventions like the Mark Twain Self-Pasting Scrapbook? In Literary Miscellany, examine the trend of “fake memoirs,” with a list of who lied about what, and a rogues’ gallery of hoaxers dating back centuries. From epic poetry and Homer to pulp fiction and Harry Potter, Literary Miscellany is a breezy tour through the literature of today and yesterday, packed with enough interesting facts to entertain both the erudite professor and pleasure reader.
Alex Palmer has written for the New York Post, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, the Rumpus, and the Huffington Post, among other publications. He is also the author of Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature. Find him at: www.alexpalmerwrites.com
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Title:Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 6 inPublished:October 27, 2010Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1616080957

ISBN - 13:9781616080952

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