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How to Fail in Literature - a book by Lang, Andrew

How to Fail in Literature

A Lecture by Andrew Lang

How to Fail in Literature( )
Author: Lang, Andrew
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $4.95
Book Description:

From one of the world's greatest writers - expert counsel on the craft and career of writing.

"Full of shrewd counsel to the literary novice....The writer of so many graceful and charming books and articles was peculiarly well qualified to warm the literary aspirant of the rocks and snags upon which such a number of promising careers are even being wrecked, and his lecture, humorous and even fanciful though it at times was, contained a good deal of sound and healthy advice...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.24 Pounds
Author Biography
Lang, Andrew (Author)
Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.


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