The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

Author(s): C. D. Rose

Literary Criticism & Essays & Journalism

A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon

A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history's most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world's leading authority on the subject.

Compiled in one volume by C. D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world's pre-eminent expert on inexpert writers, the book culls its information from lost or otherwise ignored archives scattered around the globe, as well as the occasional dustbin.

The dictionary amounts to a monumental accomplishment: the definitive appreciation of history's least accomplished writers. Thus immortalized beyond deserving and rescued from hard-earned obscurity, the authors presented in this historic volume comprise a who's who of the talentless and deluded, their stories timeless litanies of abject psychosis, misapplication, and delinquency.

It is, in short, a treasure.

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General Fields

  • : 9781612193786
  • : Melville House Publishing
  • : Melville House Publishing
  • : November 2014
  • : 1.60 cmmm X 13.30 cmmm X 19.10 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BB
  • : en
  • : 128
  • : C. D. Rose