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Hell and Back: Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Arcade Pub
Publication date October 1, 2013
Pages 341
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611458848
ISBN-10 1611458846
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead; contemporary writers including Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie; and the late W. G. Sebald and José Saramago, along with a dozen others. The lead essay on Dante sets the tone for the entire collection: erudite, contemplative, witty, and meticulous, it constantly offers new insights into The Inferno, that most celebrated of all poems. In Hell and Back, Tim Parks reminds us just how exciting the essay form can be.


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Hardcover
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from Arcade Pub (November 1, 2001)
9781559706100 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Reflections on literature and the art of writing discuss literary masterpieces from such authors as Giacomo Leopardi, Jorge Luis Borges, Henry Green, Christina Stead, and Giovanni Verga.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781559706537 Book cover for 9781611451641 Book cover for 9781611458848
 
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Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (October 1, 2013)
9781611458848 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing.
from Arcade Pub (April 18, 2011)
9781611451641 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $27.95
About: This title collects 19 essays by novelist Parks, many of which first appeared in the New York Review of Books.
Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (December 6, 2002)
9781559706537 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Filled with humor and insight, a vast array of thought-provoking reflections on literature and the art of writing discusses literary masterpieces from such authors as Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Henry Green, Christina Stead, and Giovanni Verga.

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