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UNSTRUNG HARP

作者 GOREY, EDWARD
出版社 HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
商品描述 UNSTRUNG HARP:,OnNovember18thofalternateyearsMrEarbrassbeginswriting'hisnewnovel.'Weeksagohechoseitstitleatrandomfromalistofthemhekeepsinalittlegreennote-book

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內容簡介 On November 18th of alternate years Mr Earbrass begins writing 'his new novel.' Weeks ago he chose its title at random from a list of them he keeps in a little green note-book. It being tea-time of the 17th, he is alarmed not to have thought of a plot to which The Unstrung Harp might apply, but his mind will keep reverting to the last biscuit on the plate." So begins what the Times Literary Supplement called "a small masterpiece." TUH is a look at the literary life and its "attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom." But, as with all of Edward Gorey's books, TUH is also about life in general, with its anguish, turnips, conjunctions, illness, defeat, string, parties, no parties, urns, desuetude, disaffection, claws, loss, trebizond, napkins, shame, stones, distance, fever, antipodes, mush, glaciers, incoherence, labels, miasma, amputation, tides, deceit, mourning, elsewards. You get the point. Finally, TUH is about Edward Gorey the writer, about Edward Gorey writing The Unstrung Harp. It's a cracked mirror of a book, and it's dedicated to RDP or Real Dear Person. On November 18th of alternate years Mr Earbrass begins writing 'his new novel.' Weeks ago he chose its title at random from a list of them he keeps in a little green note-book. It being tea-time of the 17th, he is alarmed not to have thought of a plot to which The Unstrung Harp might apply, but his mind will keep reverting to the last biscuit on the plate." So begins what the Times Literary Supplement called "a small masterpiece." TUH is a look at the literary life and its "attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom." But, as with all of Edward Gorey's books, TUH is also about life in general, with its anguish, turnips, conjunctions, illness, defeat, string, parties, no parties, urns, desuetude, disaffection, claws, loss, trebizond, napkins, shame, stones, distance, fever, antipodes, mush, glaciers, incoherence, labels, miasma, amputation, tides, deceit, mourning, elsewards. You get the point. Finally, TUH is about Edward Gorey the writer, about Edward Gorey writing The Unstrung Harp. It's a cracked mirror of a book, and it's dedicated to RDP or Real Dear Person.

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書名 / UNSTRUNG HARP
作者 / GOREY, EDWARD
簡介 / UNSTRUNG HARP:,OnNovember18thofalternateyearsMrEarbrassbeginswriting'hisnewnovel.'Weeksagohechoseitstitleatrandomfromalistofthemhekeepsinalittlegreennote-book
出版社 / HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
ISBN13 / 9780151004355
ISBN10 / 0151004358
EAN / 9780151004355
誠品26碼 / 2611243360004
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語言 / 英文
裝訂 / 精裝

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