The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Peter Kemp
Oxford University Press, 2003 - 490 Seiten
This new expanded edition of Peter Kemp's acclaimed collection illuminates the world of the writer, from classical literature to crime fiction and from the quill to the PC. Organized by subject, it includes topics ranging from Tools of the Trade and Writer's Block to Ghost Stories and Critics.Shakespeare, Shaw, and Johnson have their say, but authors also include Alice Munro on Illustration and Pushkin on Earning a Living, A. D. Hope on Fables and Fairytales, Rimbaud on Baudelaire and Harold Pinter on Omission. New themes in this edition include Graffiti and Epitaphs, and there are manymore quotations by writers on other writers: Ben Okri on Cervantes, Walter de la Mare on Lewis Carroll, and Philip Roth on William Faulkner.The long uphill struggle in playwriting is getting to the top of page one. - Tom StoppardI'd love to write a book a year, but I don't think I'd have any fans. - Donna TarttLads don't write novels. They're down the pub. - Martin Amis on LadlitYou reach an age when every sentence you write bumps into one you wrote thirty years ago. - John a strenuous and pleasurable contact sport. - Maureen HowardThere were no innocent blondes in crime fiction. - Ed McBainNever make your publisher pay the postage is the first rule of literary life. - Julian Barnes

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Peter Kemp has long been involved with the literary world as an academic, critic, and journalist. He is Fiction Editor of the Sunday Times, a Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at Kingston University. His previous publications include Muriel Spark (1974) andH. G. Wells and the Culminating Ape (1982, revised 1996). He reviews and broadcasts widely, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Front Row and Saturday Review. He was a Booker Prize judge in 1995.

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