Booking Pleasures

Matthews explores the collecting of old dictionaries, whose definitions can be read as a sort of poetry; an 1840s rhyming book once used as a mnemonic tool for small children; and the wildly scrawled annotations of an exuberant painter in a ...

Booking Pleasures

Booking Pleasures

Matthews explores the collecting of old dictionaries, whose definitions can be read as a sort of poetry; an 1840s rhyming book once used as a mnemonic tool for small children; and the wildly scrawled annotations of an exuberant painter in a battered copy of Thomas Hart Benton's An Artist in America.

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Booking Pleasures
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Jack Matthews
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

Matthews explores the collecting of old dictionaries, whose definitions can be read as a sort of poetry; an 1840s rhyming book once used as a mnemonic tool for small children; and the wildly scrawled annotations of an exuberant painter in a battered copy of Thomas Hart Benton's An Artist in
Soldier Boys: Tales of the Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Jack Matthews
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-04 - Publisher: Personville Press

Over the decades, Jack Matthews collected memoirs and personal correspondence by actual U.S. Civil War soldiers. Eventually this interest led him to write a group of stories from the vantage point of teenage soldiers. The stories are less about specific Civil War battles or the horrors of war than about
Three Times Time
Language: en
Pages: 79
Authors: Jack Matthews
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Personville Press

A year before he died, Jack Matthews (author of 10 story collections and over 30 books) was asked to suggest his 3 favorite stories from all his books for this story sampler. "Amos Smith, the Gunsmith" reaches into the folk tale tradition to produce a nice allegory about human labor.
Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors: Philip A. Greasley
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-05-30 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of
Interview with the Sphinx: A Play
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jack Matthews
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Personville Press

In this provocative & immensely irritating comic play, the Sphinx from ancient Greece is interviewed in modern times as though she were a celebrity pop star. The problem is, she never answers any questions -- never directly anyway. Instead she prefers just dishing the dirt on everybody. ON HOMER: "I

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