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Thank You for Not Reading Essays on Literary Trivia

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ISBN-10: 1564782980

ISBN-13: 9781564782984

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dubravka Ugresic, Celia Hawkesworth, Damion Searles

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In this collection of essays, Ugresic argues that the contemporary book industry is so infected with the need to create and promote literature that will appeal to the masses, that if Thomas Mann were writing today, his books wouldn't even get published on the charge of not being 'sexy' enough.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 221
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Dubravka Ugresic is the author of several works of fiction, including The Museum of Unconditional Surrender and Fording the Stream of Consciousness, and three collections of essays, Have a Nice Day, The Culture of Lies, and most recently Thank You for Not Reading.She has received several international prizes for her writing, including the Swiss Charles Veillon European Essay Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and most recently the Premio Feronio-Citta di Fiano. Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, she left her homeland in 1993 for political reasons and currently lives in Amsterdam.

Celia Hawkesworth was Senior Lecturer in Serbian and Croatian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London until her retirement. She has published numerous articles and several books on Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian literature, including a study Ivo Andric: Bridge between East and West, and Voices in the Shadows: Women and Verbal Art in Serbia and Bosnia. She has also published numerous translations, including several works by Ivo Andric and Dubravka Ugresic.

Los Torcedores
Good Morning
Literary Dreams
Book Proposal
Agents and Scouts
Low-Income Writer
Long Live Socialist Realism!
You Know a Craftsman by His Tools
The Market
Literature and Democracy
Engineers of Human Souls
The Writer as Literary Reference
The Aura of Glamour
Shares in Human Perversion
Eco among the Nudists
Come Back, Cynics, All Is Forgiven!
The Role of Kirk Douglas in My Life
Women, Smoking, and Literature
Optimism Strengthens the Organism
Country Cousin
A Little Red Dot
How I Could Have Been Ivana Trump and Where I Went Wrong
GW, the Gloomy Writer
The Magnificent Buli
A Short Contribution to the History of a National Literature: The Top Ten Reasons to Be a Croatian Writer
Life without a Tail
The Writer in Exile
War Is War, but Intellectuals Are Only Human
Having Fun
Well, Goodbye
House Spirits
Questions to an Answer
The Writer and His Future
The Seventh Screw