THE OXFORD BOOK OF LETTERS

THE OXFORD BOOK OF LETTERS

By: Kermode, Frank

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A highly collectible,tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Sir Philip Sidney begins a May 1578 letter, "Few words are best." Happily, Frank and Anita Kermode, the editors of this 500-page collection, disagree. Thanks to them, we can now guiltlessly eavesdrop on writers such as Elizabeth I, Pope, Keats, and the most verbal Marx Brother. When Warner Brothers objects to the title A Night in Casablanca, Groucho innocently responds, "I just don't understand your attitude. Even if you plan on re-releasing your picture, I am sure that the average movie fan could learn in time to distinguish between Ingrid Bergman and Harpo. I don't know whether I could, but I would certainly like to try." A paragraph later, Groucho tells the studio, "Professionally, we were brothers long before you were." The ironies just keep on coming.

Title: THE OXFORD BOOK OF LETTERS

Author Name: Kermode, Frank

Categories: Dictionaries & Reference,

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 2005

ISBN Number: 0192141880

ISBN Number 13: 9780192141880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000007413