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The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books, John Carey

Label
The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books
Title
The unexpected professor
Title remainder
an Oxford life in books
Statement of responsibility
John Carey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected to Oxford's oldest English Literature professorship.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, John
Dewey number
  • 378.42574092
  • 378.4'2574'092
  • 378.42574092
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1778.4
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carey, John
  • College teachers
  • University of Oxford
  • Authors, English
  • Critics
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Autobiography: literary
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • English
  • Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999
  • 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100
  • Literary studies: general
  • Biography: literary
  • Higher & further education, tertiary education
Summary expansion
'Among the wealthy elders, my views gave some offence. Two or three people walked out of my lecture in Hamburg. At a dinner in Oldenburg I was seated next to a senior academic who berated me for my leftist leanings - not what he expected of an Oxford professor...'John Carey, best known for his provocative stance on the arts and the academic establishment, looks back on his journey from an ordinary background to Oxford's oldest literary professorship. Books formed the backbone of his life: from Biggles in his boyhood home to G. K. Chesterton in his West London grammar school to rigorous scholarship on Milton, Donne and many others. In this warm and funny memoir, he remembers afresh his encounters with the great (and not so great) works of English literature - the rewards, fulfilment and sheer pleasure to be found there
Label
The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books, John Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022876755
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780571310937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books, John Carey
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022876755
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780571310937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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