In his edition of New Grub Street
for Penguin Books, which has remained in print ever since it appeared in 1968, Bernard Bergonzi stated his position unequivocally: "The text of this book reproduces that of the first edition .
New Grub Street
(1891) is an unforgettable account of a novelist struggling to write when inspiration fails (Orwell found dais "the most impressive" of Gissing's novels, "also an upsetting and demoralizing book").
Gissing's 1891 novel New Grub Street
deals with the literary careers of a set of characters.
Whereas the high philosophes of the final years of the ancien regime served as props for a dying society (`frosting for France's thin and crumbling upper crust'), the writers of Grub Street
laid the kindling of Jacobin fire.
In outline and conception New Grub Street
reads like a geometric proof of the axiom that in the literary world the innocent, the idealist, and the artist are fated to fall while the sharper, the opportunist, and the poseur will rise.
Volumes 3 and 4 of this impressive ongoing scholarly project cover some of the most momentous events in the life of this important late-Victorian writer: The death of his separated wife from his first disastrous marriage; his second unwise marriage; and, above all, the writing of his two finest novels--New Grub Street
and Born in Exile.
A memoir of Allen's encounters with the leading writers of the day, As I Walked down New Grub Street
, appeared in 1982.
In Grub Street
, the area of London where poor writers lived and worked, men hired out their talents at so much a page or, if for poetry, at so much a line of printed copy.
The tale is interspersed with ironic digressions, best known of which is the Digression of Madness, revealing that the author himself, who impersonates a Grub Street
hack writer, is an inmate of Bedlam.
Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street
Most of them are Grub Street
writers center members.
Dizengoff, the brand new hummusiya from Zahav owners Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov, has opened in Philadelphia, Grub Street
Cameron is a a good-looking swine and this makes the ageing gargoyles of Grub Street
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