0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets

Not currently available

Literary Seductions - Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers (Paperback) Loot Price: R161
Discovery Miles 1 610
You Save: R24 (13%)
Literary Seductions - Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers (Paperback): Frances Wilson

Literary Seductions - Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers (Paperback)

Frances Wilson

 (sign in to rate)
List price R185 Loot Price R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 You Save R24 (13%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

A book constructed around the idea of readers who fall desperately in love with authors through their works, meet and establish intimate relationships with those authors, and then affect the work they so much admired. Wilson manages to make her speculations interesting enough, and supports them with biographical information which will be new to some readers. From Lady Caroline Lamb's influence on Byron through Henry Miller's affairs with Anais Nin and Laura Riding's highly emotive liaison with Robert Graves, we get not only insights into particular cases, but insight too into what draws reader to writer - not only on such intimate levels, but in the case of the reader/writer relationship in general. (Kirkus UK)
Lady Caroline Lamb's seduction by Lord Byron's "Childe Harold" cost her both marriage and mental health Laura Riding, claiming she was poetry incarnate, leapt from a fourth-storey building Robert Graves, believing she was right, followed. Why do some writers compel their readers to sacrifice all on the strength of a few words? In attempting to answer this question, "Literary Seductions" examines tales of literary love affairs which went one step further - of readers who give up everything for writers and their work.

General

Imprint: Faber and Faber
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Frances Wilson
Dimensions: 215 x 135mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-19288-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
LSN: 0-571-19288-2
Barcode: 9780571192885

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners