How to Fail in Literature: A Lecture

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Sprache - Englisch

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Andrew Lang's 'How to Fail in Literature: A Lecture' is a humorous yet insightful exploration of the pitfalls and challenges faced by aspiring writers. Lang breaks down the common misconceptions and mistakes that can lead to failure within the literary world, offering practical advice and witty anecdotes to illustrate his points. Written in a conversational and engaging style, this lecture provides a unique perspective on the writing process and sheds light on the importance of perseverance and authenticity in literary pursuits. Lang's work is a valuable resource for both budding writers and seasoned authors, offering a refreshing take on the trials and tribulations of the literary world. Through his candid reflections and practical guidance, Lang encourages readers to embrace their failures as opportunities for growth and self-discovery, making this book a must-read for anyone navigating the challenges of the writing life.

Über den Autor

Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a prolific Scottish scholar, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is particularly renowned for his work as a collector of folk and fairy tales, which often overshadows his wide-ranging literary output that spans various genres. Lang's most notable works include 'The Blue Fairy Book' (1889), which was the first of his series of twelve colored Fairy Books that compiled stories from different cultures and became immensely popular among children and adults alike. Lang's interest in literature and history also led to several noteworthy historical texts, including 'The Mystery of Mary Stuart' (1901) and 'A History of Scotland from the Roman Occupation' (1900). In his literary critique, 'How to Fail in Literature: A Lecture' (1890), Lang displays his acute understanding of literary art with a touch of wry humor, offering advice on the pitfalls to avoid for aspiring authors. His contributions to literary study were significant and heavily influenced the scholarship of his time. Lang's style of writing is characterized by a blending of scholarly seriousness with a light, engaging touch, making his work accessible and enjoyable. His keen interest in mythology and folklore, alongside his scholarly endeavors, made Lang an enduring figure in the fields of literature and anthropology.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 24 Seiten

Größe: 385,4 KB

ISBN: 8596547417811