In The New Oxford publication of Literary Anecdotes, grasp anthologist John Gross brings jointly a tasty smorgasbord of literary stories, delivering remarkable new perception into essentially the most vital writers in heritage. a few of the anecdotes listed here are humorous, others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright bizarre. They exhibit writers from Chaucer to Bob Dylan performing either unpredictably and deeply in personality. the variety is wide--this is a publication which reveals room for Milton and Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman, Kurt Vonnegut and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin and Tom Wolfe. it's also a e-book within which you will discover out which nice historian's face was flawed for a baby's backside, which movie celebrity skilled a haunting come across with Virginia Woolf no longer lengthy sooner than her dying, and what Agatha Christie quite considered her well known personality Hercule Poirot. it truly is in brief an unrivalled number of literary gossip providing intimate glimpses into the lives of authors starting from Shakespeare to Philip Roth--a publication not only for fans of literature, yet for an individual with a style for the curiosities of human nature.
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