In Search of the World's Worst Writers

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9780002740944: In Search of the World's Worst Writers

This volume is a celebration of bad writing - a journey into the lives of writers so wonderfully awful, they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction. From Canada comes James McIntyre the famous cheese poet, while the Duchess of Newcastle was, in the author's words, "that rare gem, a truly bad writer". When Solyman Brown turned to poetry he obviously heeded the advice given to most authors to "write about what you know". Unfortunately, in Solyman's case, this meant teeth as he was the owner of a dental supply store.

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This is a celebration of bad writing: a journey into the lives of writers so exquisitely awful, they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction. Among those honored: Solymon Brown and his epic poem of dental hygiene; Samuel Wesley, whose odes include "On a Cow's Tail" and "A Supper of Stinking Ducks"; and Julia A. Moore, America's greatest bad poet, who so memorably observed: "Literary is a work very difficult to do." Like the writings of their more illustrious colleagues, these works of excruciating genius are entertaining, memorable, even tear-inducing. Just for all the wrong reasons. Nick Page is the author of The Tabloid Bible, The Tabloid Shakespeare, and The Dead Sea Files.

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Nick Page is a professional writer and performer. He has previously had successes with KEEP IT SIMPLE, THE TABLOID BIBLE, TABLOID SHAKESPEARE and THE DEAD SEA FILES.

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