Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Writers Between the Covers The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads by Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt

This is a terrible book with very debased corrupt values.   It attempts to reduce many of the greatest writers down to a group of people whose sex and private lives do not fully conform to what passes for "normal" and correct in the sections of American society that see Sarah Palin as a figure of great moral and intellectual stature and have their TV sets permanently set on Fox News.     The level of research is below that of a Wikepedia article and the standard of the prose reflects a contempt for the potential readers of this shameful work.  

There are "articles" about 50 writers and notes on lots of others.   I read maybe ten of them, each of no value.

This book seems just like a cheap, easy, vulgar attempt to make money by appealing to people's prurient interests.   If you love to see nude pictures of royalty and stars in the tabloids and have a laminated picture of the Princess of Wales topless in your wallet this is your kind of book.  


@parridhlantern said...

Sounds like something I wouldn't use to wipe my posterior with, for fear of sullying it.

Unknown said...

thanks for the heads up. wouldn't dream of touching it either.