The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings: Lists in Literature

Spufford, Francis. 1989. The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings: Lists in Literature. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 978-0701134877 [Book]

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Everyone has their favourite passages in books in which the author throws narrative to the winds and breaks into sheer enumeration - food, memories, places, things, describing all the contents of the world. This selection of the best lists in literature, from Homer to the present day is the second book in this series. International in scope, it invites readers to enjoy the subtlety of these eccentric works and to wonder what it is that makes these grammarless treasures of language so attractive.

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English and Comparative Literature



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21 Sep 2015 09:39

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