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book of prefaces

H. L. Mencken

book of prefaces

(opus 13)

by H. L. Mencken

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conrad, Joseph, -- 1857-1924,
  • Dreiser, Theodore, -- 1871-1945,
  • Huneker, James, -- 1857-1921,
  • American literature -- History and criticism,
  • Puritans

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H.L. Mencken.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination288 p. ;
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13536402M
    OCLC/WorldCa16674514

      Buy The Book of Prefaces New edition by Gray, Alasdair (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). A preface (/ ˈ p r ɛ f ə s /) or proem (/ ˈ p r oʊ ɛ m /) is an introduction to a book or other literary work written by the work's author. An introductory essay written by a different person is a foreword and precedes an author's preface. The preface often closes with .

    A book of prefaces by H. L. Mencken; 12 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, American literature, Criticism and interpretation, History and criticism, Puritans; People: James Huneker (), Joseph Conrad (), Theodore Dreiser (). Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this The Book of Prefaces study guide and get instant access to the following. Summary; You'll also get access to more than.

      A Book of Prefaces Contents: Joseph Conrad -- Theodore Dreiser -- James Huneker -- Puritanism as a literary force. Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: American literature -- History and criticism Subject: Conrad, Joseph, -- Criticism and interpretation Subject. OCLC Number: Notes: Incidental illustrations throughout. Description: vii, [1], , [4] p. ill. ; 20 cm. Contents: Preface to a book of literary reminiscences --Preface to a cook book --Preface to a book of fishhooks --Preface to a book of cigarette papers --Preface to the plays of Euripides --Preface to a cat show catalogue --Preface to the prospectus of a club --Preface to a medium.


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His remit has been to produce a history of literature in English from the sixth /5(5). This is a book to revel in. Among prefaces to novels and poems (from the well known, such as Mary Shelley's genesis of Frankenstein to the less well known such as Trahern's poetry) there are prefaces (and prologues) to works of philosophy (e.g.

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Over more than six hundred pages, it gathers great prefaces from works of English literature from Cædmon to Wilfred Owen, alongside Gray's own commentary and frequent interjectory essays/5.

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This fourth printing of "A Book of Prefaces" offers me temptation, as the third did, to revise the whole book, and particularly the chapters on Conrad, Dreiser and Huneker, all of whom have printed important new books since the text was completed.

In addition, Huneker has died. But the changes that I'd make, after all, would be very slight, and. his isthe fourth edition of the book “Alcoholics Anonymous.” The first edition appeared in Apriland in the following sixteen years, more thancopies went into circulation.

The second edi-tion, published inreached a total of more than 1, copies. The third edition, which came off. A Book of Prefaces is H. Mencken's collection of essays criticizing American culture, authors, and movements.

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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Joseph ConradTheodore DreiserJames HunekerPuritanism as a literary force.A Scottish writer called Alasdair Gray compiled (and designed/illustrated) a fantastic book called The Book of Prefaces.

He gathered hundreds of them from throughout the history of English literature.