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Literary Seductions By Frances Wilson

Literary Seductions

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Why do some writers compel their readers to sacrifice all on the strength of a few words? In attempting to answer this question, "Literary Seductions" examines tales of literary love affairs which went one step further - of readers who give up everything for writers and their work.
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Literary Seductions by Frances Wilson

Lady Caroline Lamb's seduction by Lord Byron's "Childe Harold" cost her both marriage and mental health; Laura Riding, claiming she was poetry incarnate, leapt from a fourth-storey building; Robert Graves, believing she was right, followed. Why do some writers compel their readers to sacrifice all on the strength of a few words? In attempting to answer this question, "Literary Seductions" examines tales of literary love affairs which went one step further - of readers who give up everything for writers and their work.

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About Frances Wilson


Frances Wilson lives in London with her daughter and teaches English Literature at Reading University. She is the author of Literary Seductions, which was praised by Alain de Botton as 'psychologically rich and wise', and by Amanda Foreman as 'an extraordinary book [which] combines profound insights with a sparkling style'.

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GOR003056471
Literary Seductions by Frances Wilson
Frances Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1999-10-04
304
0571192882
9780571192885
N/A
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