Abomination of Moab

Robert Conquest
Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1979
Hardcover. First Edition

Very Good Condition.

A book about literature—its 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.

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Robert Conquest: Abomination of Moab
Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1979. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 276 pages. Dust Jacket is in plastic wrappers taped in and has some waveyness. Tape has caused very minimal discolouration and no other damage to note, though may cause damage if attempted removal without proper care. Some light foxing to edges. Light foxing and markings to endpapers. A book about literature—its 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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0851171702

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