Wordy

SIMON SCHAMA (Author)
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Description

' Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyrical recall for memory pieces. And informing everything a rich sense of the human comedy and the ways it plays through historical time.

It's also a reflection on writers who have been shamelessly gloried in verbal abundance; the performing tumble of language - those who have especially inspired me - Dickens and Melville; Joyce and Marquez.'
Simon Schama


Sir Simon Schama has been at the forefront of the arts , political commentary , social analysis and historical study for over forty years. As a teacher of Art History and an award-winning television presenter of iconic history-based programming, Simon is equally a prolific bestselling writer and award-winning columnist for many of the world's foremost publishers, broadsheet newspapers, periodicals and magazines.

His commissioned subjects over the years have been numerous and wide ranging - from the music of Tom Waits , to the works of Sir Quentin Blake ; the history of the colour blue , to discussing what skills an actor needs to create a unique performance of Falstaff . Schama's tastes are wide-ranging as they are eloquent, incisive, witty and thought provoking and have entertained and educated the readers of some of the world's most respected publications - the Times , the Guardian , the New Yorker , Harper's Bazaar and Rolling Stone magazine.

Wordy is a celebration of one of the world's foremost writers . This collection of fifty essays chosen by the man himself stretches across four decades and is a treasure trove for all those who have a passion for the arts, politics, food and life.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date
20 August 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781471180125
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