In Praise of Newspapers; and other essays on the margin of literature

By: Capek, Karel (translated by M. and R. Weatherall)

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(price-clipped) [slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise clean and solid; jacket faded at spine, slight paper loss at bottom corners, small chip at top of rear panel, a couple of other insignificant edge-nicks]. "These essays written by a shrewd observer of life are graced by the gentle irony and mischievous humour which Capek handled so well. His first essay looks at the newspaper from a reader's point of view [and] is followed by a concise handbook of twelve methods of carrying on a press controversy -- a form of contest in which neither side ever admits defeat." Other topics treated include the anecdote, popular humor, fairy-tales, detective stories, and proletarian art. [Notes: "Printed in Great Britain"; "translated from the original Czech 'Marsyas'"]

Title: In Praise of Newspapers; and other essays on the margin of literature

Author: Capek, Karel (translated by M. and R. Weatherall)

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Publisher: New York, Arts, Inc.: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 24391

Keywords: Journalism Essays Humor Czech Literature