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In Search of the World's Worst Writers: In Celebration of Triumphantly Bad Literature
     

In Search of the World's Worst Writers: In Celebration of Triumphantly Bad Literature

by Nick Page
 
This is a celebration of bad writing: a journey into the lives of writers so exquisitely awful, they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction. Among those honored: Solymon Brown and his epic poem of dental hygiene; Samuel Wesley, whose odes include "On a Cow's Tail" and "A Supper of Stinking Ducks"; and Julia A. Moore, America's greatest

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This is a celebration of bad writing: a journey into the lives of writers so exquisitely awful, they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction. Among those honored: Solymon Brown and his epic poem of dental hygiene; Samuel Wesley, whose odes include "On a Cow's Tail" and "A Supper of Stinking Ducks"; and Julia A. Moore, America's greatest bad poet, who so memorably observed: "Literary is a work very difficult to do." Like the writings of their more illustrious colleagues, these works of excruciating genius are entertaining, memorable, even tear-inducing. Just for all the wrong reasons. Nick Page is the author of The Tabloid Bible, The Tabloid Shakespeare, and The Dead Sea Files.

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ISBN-13:
9780002740944
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
298

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