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The Unexpected Professor

£15.00

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Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected, age 40, to Oxford's oldest English Literature professorship. He frankly portrays the snobberies and rituals of 1950s Oxford, but also his inspiring meetings with writers and poets - Auden, Graves, Larkin, Heaney - and his forty-year stint as a lead book-reviewer for the Sunday Times. This is a book about the joys of reading - in effect, an informal introduction to the great works of English literature. But it is also about war and family, and how an unexpected background can give you the insight and the courage to say the unexpected thing.

Signed by the author, to Caroline. Very good condition, with some shelfwear to the the corners of the boards and edges of the jacket.

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Signed by the author
Author(s):
John Carey
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
222x143x31mm
EAN-13:
9780571310920
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780571310920
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
361
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected, age 40, to Oxford's oldest English Literature professorship. He frankly portrays the snobberies and rituals of 1950s Oxford, but also his inspiring meetings with writers and poets - Auden, Graves, Larkin, Heaney - and his forty-year stint as a lead book-reviewer for the Sunday Times. This is a book about the joys of reading - in effect, an informal introduction to the great works of English literature. But it is also about war and family, and how an unexpected background can give you the insight and the courage to say the unexpected thing.

Signed by the author, to Caroline. Very good condition, with some shelfwear to the the corners of the boards and edges of the jacket.

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
John Carey
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
222x143x31mm
EAN-13:
9780571310920
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780571310920
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
361
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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