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How Oscar Became Wilde - And Other Literary Lives You Never Learned about in School

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They are the icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analysed in countless classrooms, homes and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown! until now! These concise and readable biographical profiles, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tales will reveal why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ...more
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Published May 1st 2005 by Robson Books
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E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Çok severek okuduğum, yazarlar hakkında yeni şeyler öğrendiğim bir kitaptı. Birçoğunu bilmeme rağmen örneğin Robert Frost adlı şairi ilk defa duydum.
Ayrıca Hemingway ile Austen arasında bir benzerlik olduğunu da öğrendim!
Tavsiye ederim.
Elif
Sep 22, 2015 Elif rated it it was amazing
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Nov 06, 2016 Handematban rated it it was amazing
Sadece yazarların hayatlarıyla ilgili muhteşem hikayeler okumakla kalmayıp bazı sözcüklerin etimolojisi ve edebiyat tarihiyle ilgili ufak tefek bilgilere rastlayabileceğiniz, akıcı ve eğlenceli kitap. Mutlaka tavsiye ediyorum.
Işıl
Jul 06, 2014 Işıl rated it really liked it
I don't expect to learn much when it's not separate biographical works dedicated to only one person but rather this "all in one" type of crash course books aimed not to go in depth but to provide a fun reading. But I did learn a lot reading this book. Not every author whose life mentioned was interesting but those that were made me want to get into their works. This book also once again shows that without knowing about an author's life beforehand reading a book leads you only to unproductive ...more
Taner Kandemir
Mar 03, 2016 Taner Kandemir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yarısına ulaşmadan, "Keşke hiç bitmese" dediğiniz bir kitap oldu mu hiç? İşte bu onlardan bir tanesi. Biyografi severler ve özellikle İngiliz yazarlara meraklı olanlar için muhteşem bir kitap. Kitabı okurken, yazarların eserlerini daha iyi anlayabiliyorsunuz. Arkasında yatan hikayeyi görebiliyorsunuz. Muhteşemdi ve keşke hiç bitmeseydi. http://blog.tanerkandemir.com/oscar-n...
Aslihan Fer
Feb 27, 2013 Aslihan Fer rated it it was amazing
Mükemmeldi.. Aklımda en çok kalanı ise 'break a leg' deyiminin Shakespeare oyunlarıyla ortaya çıkışı oldu sanırım. Büyük yazarların sıkıcı biyografilerinden farklı bir şey yazabilmek ve bu kadar güzel bir eser ortaya koyabilmek kolay olmasa gerek.
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