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Shakespeare Wrote for Money
     

Shakespeare Wrote for Money

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by Nick Hornby
 

With an affectionate introduction by Sarah Vowell, this is the third and final collection of columns by celebrated novelist Nick Hornby from The Believer magazine. Hornby's monthly reading diary is unlike any arts column in any other publication; it discusses cultural artifacts the way they actually exist in people's lives. Hornby is a voracious and

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With an affectionate introduction by Sarah Vowell, this is the third and final collection of columns by celebrated novelist Nick Hornby from The Believer magazine. Hornby's monthly reading diary is unlike any arts column in any other publication; it discusses cultural artifacts the way they actually exist in people's lives. Hornby is a voracious and unapologetic reader, and his notes on books — highbrow and otherwise — are always accessible and hilarious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934781296
Publisher:
McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(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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Shakespeare Wrote for Money 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jimmynyehowell More than 1 year ago
Nick Hornby, the rare triple threat (author of touching, truthful fiction and thought provoking criticism, as well as a literate film writer). Has collected his final THE BELIEVER columns into a wonderful and diverse group of essays that have to do as much with his own state of mind, current interests, family concerns, fantasies, and rambles, as with the subjects at hand ("Books Bought" and "Books Read"). Always leading to diverse subjects to further explore, whether Dickens and soccer, Shakespeare and Bob Dylan, or anything at all written in English. Of particular interest to me was the writing on young-adult novels, Thomas Hardy, and Pictures at a Revolution, a book on films that I had just finished before reading Hornby's impressions. Do not be put off by the cartoonish cover--Hornby is fun, yes, but he does spark a literary fire. Brilliant AND fun--a grand combination!