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The Book of Prefaces (2000)

by Alasdair Gray

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This book is a unique history of how literature spread and developed through three British nations and most North American states. The result of a lifetime's reading and creative labour, intellectual and artistic, The Book of Prefaces will delight, amaze and inform both casual browsers and students. Its like will not be seen again for at least another millennium.… (more)
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One of the most frequently consulted books in my library. Learned, informative and entertaining - and a superb book for dipping and browsing. ( )
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To Philip Hobsbaum : poet, critic and servant of servants of art
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This book is a unique history of how literature spread and developed through three British nations and most North American states. The result of a lifetime's reading and creative labour, intellectual and artistic, The Book of Prefaces will delight, amaze and inform both casual browsers and students. Its like will not be seen again for at least another millennium.

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