Shakespeare Wrote for Money
With an affectionate introduction by Sarah Vowell, this is the third and final collection of columns by celebrated novelist Nick Hornby from The Believer magazine. Hornby's monthly reading diary is unlike any arts column in any other publication; it discusses cultural artifacts the way they... show more
With an affectionate introduction by Sarah Vowell, this is the third and final collection of columns by celebrated novelist Nick Hornby from The Believer magazine. Hornby's monthly reading diary is unlike any arts column in any other publication; it discusses cultural artifacts the way they actually exist in people's lives. Hornby is a voracious and unapologetic reader, and his notes on books — highbrow and otherwise — are always accessible and hilarious.
Publish date: 2008-12-01
Pages no: 132
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
Series: Stuff I've Been Reading (#3)
I'd been in the mood for a book about books and started reading The World Between Two Covers, but it's turning out to be more a thesis of, than ode to, reading, so I switched to a sure thing and picked up Nick Hornby's third collection of columns from the Believer magazine. Shakespeare Wrote for M...
The third in a series of books aggregating Nick Hornby's "What I bought this month/What I read this month" columns for The Believer magazine, this showcases Hornby's typically witty, insightful and engrossing critical writing. I have not read most of the titles he reviews (which consist of a mix of ...
This is maybe a thing I should read? It's definitely a thing I should flip through in a bookstore.
I'm sorry Hornby won't be writing any more Believer book columns. I have dearly loved the way he fits together the books he buys, and the ones he reads, with what's going on in his life each month. Plus, an introduction by Sarah Vowell. Knowing that Nick Hornby has stopped writing his book column fo...
I didn't enjoy this set of articles as much as those in Polysyllabic Spree, but they were still quite entertaining and worth the buy. I love books about books!