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Poe in 90 Minutes
     

Poe in 90 Minutes

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by Paul Strathern
 

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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work,

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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work, authoritative and clearly presented. Applause for Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minutes series: "Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization."—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe "Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times "Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise."—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal

Editorial Reviews

Tennessean - Brian J. Buchanan
It furnishes a quick way for general readers to familiarize themselves with writers they wish to read or re-read.
Katherine A. Powers
Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work, authoritative and clearly presented. Applause for Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minutes series: Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.
Boston Globe
William Grimes
Promise[s] to get readers up to speed . . . in 100 pages or so with no dumbing down
New York Times
Brian J. Buchanan
It furnishes a quick way for general readers to familiarize themselves with writers they wish to read or re-read.
Tennessean
Richard Bernstein
Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them . . . I find them hard to stop reading.
New York Times
A.A. Gill
These [books] have changed my life - and . . . will infuriate everyone I talk to for the rest of the year.
Sunday Times (London)
Birmingham News
[Strathern] offers insights on great authors so you can understand and enjoy them. Brainy!
KLIATT
Strathern . . . offers concise and cogent commentary on every page . . . comparable to attending the lecture of a noted professor.
The Bookwatch
The blend of biographical background and literary criticism . . . makes each an easily-digested introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566636902
Publisher:
Ivan R Dee
Publication date:
11/25/2006
Series:
Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.97(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.

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Poe in 90 Minutes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TwoJPs More than 1 year ago
This book gives one a great look into the life and motivations of one of the greatest American writers. It is a must read for every reader of Poe.