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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir 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, age 40, to Oxford's oldest English literature professorship. He frankly portrays the snobberies and rituals of 1950s Oxford, but also his inspiring meetings with writers and poets - Auden, Graves, Larkin, Heaney - and his 40-year stint as a lead book-reviewer for the Sunday Times
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1934-
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Carey, John
Dewey number
  • 378.4'2574'092
  • 378.42574
  • 378.42574
  • 920 CARE
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carey, John
  • College teachers
  • University of Oxford
  • Authors, English
  • Critics
  • Biography
Label
The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books, John Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780571310920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780571310920
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The unexpected professor : an Oxford life in books, John Carey
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780571310920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780571310920
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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