Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the 20th Century's Most Enjoyable Books

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In Pure Pleasure, John Carey, one of Britain's most respected literary critics, introduces us to what he believes are the fifty most enjoyable books of the twentieth century based on sheer reading pleasure. Mixing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Carey includes literary heavyweights like James Joyce, Thomas Mann, and T. S. Eliot, as well as more populist writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Kingsley Amis, and John Updike. Carey also discusses masterpieces like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Gunter Grass's The Tin ...

Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the 20th Century's Most Enjoyable Books 2001, Faber & Faber

ISBN-13: 9780571204489

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