It's a Don's Life (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2009-11-05
Upplaga
Main
Förlag
Profile Books Ltd
Originalspråk
English
Illustrationer
Illustrations
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203 x 127 x 19 mm
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226 g
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1
ISBN
9781846682513
It's a Don's Life (häftad)

It's a Don's Life

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Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -- ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.
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Delightful ... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly ... Beard is a very funny and penetrating commentator on academic life - and has a fantastic knack for controversy. If they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire -- Sam Leith * Daily Mail * Enjoyable ... Beard is an exuberant communicator -- Dinah Birch * Observer * Sharply observed, often hilarious slices of academic life -- Charlotte Higgins * Guardian * Beard's studies of bygone times are infused with a peppering of wit that is unusual in an academic work, but given free rein here -- Julian Fleming * Sunday Business Post * This collection of her posts is pithy and engaging. The casual, humorous tone is seemingly informal. But the rhythm and cadence of the short blog have been honed to a fine art ... Beard remains self-deprecatory, invigoratingly sane and zestful -- Frances Spalding * Independent * The marvellously educative, hilarious It's a Don's Life by Mary Beard, the blogging queen -- Jane Gardam * Daily Telegraph * Beard has a spry, pithy, conversational style ... a diverting read -- Edmund Gordon * Sunday Times * Well-written, in short column-length bursts, it's the thinking person's loo book -- Alastair Mabbott * Glasgow Herald * It's a Don's Life is, by turns, enlightening, funny, outrageous * Weekend Australian *

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Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. She has world-wide academic acclaim. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world.