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Title:Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twentieth Century's Most Enjoyable Books
Format Type:Ebook
Author:John Carey
Publisher:Faber & Faber
ISBN:0571204481
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:173
Category:Books about books, Non fiction, Literature, Criticism, Essays

Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twentieth Century's Most Enjoyable Books by John Carey

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twentieth Century's Most Enjoyable Books In Pure Pleasure John Carey one of Britain s most respected literary critics introduces us to what he believes are the fifty most enjoyable books of the twentieth century based on sheer reading pleasure Mixing fiction nonfiction and poetry Carey includes literary heavyweights like James Joyce Thomas Mann and T S Eliot as well as more populist writers like Arthur Conan Doyle Kingsley Amis and John Updike Carey also discusses masterpieces like F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby and Gunter Grass s The Tin Drum alongside lesser known works like D H Lawrence s Twilight in Italy and George Orwell s Coming Up for Air In a series of intelligent and fast moving essays each devoted to a single book Carey mixes criticism biography and cultural context about each selection with illuminations on the author s inspiration and how each work was written The end result is a book that no one who is passionate about reading should be without

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