Robert Conquest: Abomination of Moab
Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1979. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Tape repair, staining, and discolouration to jacket. Minor abrasions to endpapers. Minor foxing to edges. 22cm x 14cm. 277 pages. Black cloth, gilt lettering, in jacket. A book about literatureits simple pleasures and the sophisticated enemies of facile enjoyment. These enemies being not philistines and earnest amateurs, but those with a social agenda to grind upon the brow of writers whose work predates their modern and post-modern critiques. This collection of essays comments widely: across Kipling and Pound in the salubrious, esteemable corner, through to sci-fi, limericks, and pornography in the neon/pop-lit corner. The bent here is conservative, the language is plummy, the brow is high, and the author’s apparent intention is to live up to his surname. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: .47 kilos. ISBN: 0851171702. ISBN/EAN: 9780851171708. Inventory No: 0000020.
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