Love, Sex, Death and Words : Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature, Paperback Book

Love, Sex, Death and Words : Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature Paperback


Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich and varied exploration of the human condition across the centuries.

In this absorbing companion to literature's rich past, arranged by days of the year, acclaimed critics and friends Stephen Fender and John Sutherland turn up the most inspiring, enlightening, surprising or curious artefacts that literature has to offer.

Find out why 16 June 1904 mattered so much to Joyce, which great literary love affair was brought to a tragic end on 11 February 1963 and why Roy Campbell punched Stephen Spender on the nose on 14 April 1949 in this sumptuous voyage through the highs and lows of literature's bejewelled past.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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  • Category: Literary companions
  • ISBN: 9781848312470

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