New Book by Sean Gabb - Don't Miss Out!
- Literary Essays
by Sean Gabb
The Hampden Press
London, August 2011
ISBN: 978 1 4478 1728 4
£9.99 (hard copy)
Litcover.jpg <http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/literary-essays/16582652>Why bother learning Latin? How did the Romans pronounce Greek? Should the Elgin Marbles be handed over to the Modern Greeks? Did the ancients have market economies? Should Epicurus be venerated above Plato and Aristotle? Why is Carol Ann Duffy not even a bad poet? What makes Macaulay a great historian and L. Neil Smith a great science fiction novelist? Why is The Daily Mail—easily the best newspaper in England—not fit for wrapping fish and chips?
Sean Gabb deals with these and other issues in this collection of essays. Lively and provocative, they are written for every lover of ancient or modern literature.
Pre-publication comments on this book:
“A brightly shining exception to the observations of Lord Acton, Sean is not just a great man, he is a good man. If there were a thousand of him, even a hundred, we could have a decent, livable society tomorrow. We probably will, in the end, and when we do, a very large part of that victory will be his own to claim.” L. Neil Smith, best-selling author of The Probability Broach and 30 other novels.
“Libertarians have sound ideas but are not always great writers, and are not usually authorities on literature and literary matters. Rarer still is the literary essayist who is not confused or ignorant about politics and economics. It is thus refreshing to encounter Sean Gabb’s literary writing. A long-time libertarian activist and writer who is also a superb novelist and literary essayist, an honest and clear writer, he is our modern libertarian man of letters. This splendid and sparkling collection of essays provides fascinating insights into literature and other literary topics, without the typical leftist baggage and economic illiteracy.” Stephan Kinsella, Editor, Libertarian Papers; Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Sean Gabb is a writer and broadcaster whose books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Hungarian, Slovak and Chinese. He is also Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
Cover: Portrait of Artemidorus, a Græco-Egyptian youth who may have been knocked on the head around 120 AD, and whose mummy is now in the British Museum.
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Director, The Libertarian Alliance (Carbon Positive since 1979)
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