Literary Criticism

Beowulf on the Beach

by Jack Murnighan
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN 13: 030745987X
ISBN 10: 9780307459879
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle

Synopsis : Beowulf on the Beach written by Jack Murnighan, published by Crown which was released on 2009-05-19. Download Beowulf on the Beach Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits Jack Murnighan. meaningful to you? I have no doubt the right teacher could make a course on comic books as significant as a course on Shakespeare, but I also have no doubt ... -- Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Don’t sweat it, it’s not your fault. Did anyone tell you that Anna Karenina is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliad’s battle scenes rival Hollywood’s for gore, or that Joyce is at his best when he’s talking about booze, sex, or organ meats? Writer and professor Jack Murnighan says it’s time to give literature another look, but this time you’ll enjoy yourself. With a little help, you’ll see just how great the great books are: how they can make you laugh, moisten your eyes, turn you on, and leave you awestruck and deeply moved. Beowulf on the Beach is your field guide–erudite, witty, and fun-loving–for helping you read and relish fifty of the biggest (and most skipped) classics of all time. For each book, Murnighan reveals how to get the most out of your reading and provides a crib sheet that includes the Buzz, the Best Line, What’s Sexy, and What to Skip.