God's Amateur: The Writing of EC Large

God's Amateur: The Writing of EC Large

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By (author) Stuart Bailey, By (author) Robin Kinross

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  • Publisher: Hyphen Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 236mm x 10mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0907259383
  • ISBN 13: 9780907259381
  • Illustrations note: black and white images
  • Sales rank: 794,612

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E. C. Large (1902-1976) was--in chronological order--an industrial chemist, writer, and plant scientist. Best known for his 1940 history of plant diseases, The Advance of the Fungi, it is his long-out-of-print late-1930s oeuvre that will fascinate a new generation of readers. God's Amateur: The Writing of E.C. Large is a long-overdue critical revaluation of the fictional creations of a liberal free thinker whose exacting, imaginative prose is often compared to that of George Orwell. Featuring an account of Large's life; a full bibliography of published writings; and a selection of shorter pieces--travel essays, reportage, reveries, book reviews--God's Amateur reveals the full extent of Large's ambitions as a writer. An extended essay by Stuart Bailey (editor of Dot Dot Dot) discusses the writings from a wider contemporary perspective.

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