Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism
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Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism

by Nick Hornby
     
 

In this latest collection of essays following The Polysyllabic Spree, critic and author Nick Hornby continues the feverish survey of his swollen bookshelves, offering a funny, intelligent, and unblinkered account of the stuff he's been reading. Ranging from the middlebrow to the highbrow (with unrepenting dips into the lowbrow), Hornby's dispatches from his

Overview

In this latest collection of essays following The Polysyllabic Spree, critic and author Nick Hornby continues the feverish survey of his swollen bookshelves, offering a funny, intelligent, and unblinkered account of the stuff he's been reading. Ranging from the middlebrow to the highbrow (with unrepenting dips into the lowbrow), Hornby's dispatches from his nightstand table serve as useful guides to contemporary letters, with revelations on contemporary culture, the intellectual scene, and English football, in equal measure.

Editorial Reviews

If you need proof that Nick Hornby's literary status hasn't gone to his head, consider the unpretentious banner of his book review column in The Believer: "Stuff I've Been Reading." This second collection of "Stuff" columns follows his successful Polysyllabic Spree. Like its predecessor, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt doesn't dawdle over exquisite sentiments or arcane insights; it moves briskly through the monthly offerings, touching down on the significant or the simply sensational. To peruse this book is to share Nick Hornby's discoveries; a refreshing option, indeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932416596
Publisher:
McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
153
Sales rank:
724,139
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.52(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 17, 1957
Place of Birth:
Redhill, Surrey, England
Education:
Jesus College, Cambridge University

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