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The boy scout handbook and other observations / Paul Fussell.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN 9780195031027, 0195031024

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
AC8 .F93 1982 Available Request
LIB stacks
E161 .F87 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
AC8 .F93 1982 Available Request
Lauinger stacks
AC8 .F93 1982 Available Request
Founders Library stacks
AC8 F93 1982 Available Request
Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
Boy Scouts of America.
Scouts and scouting -- Handbooks.
Description x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes index.
Summary "Please note that this is not 'The Official Boy Scout Handbook'. It is a collection of my essays and reviews and bagatelles on appearances, institutions, and society, writers, travel, and war written over the past fifteen years or so, and written on very different occasions and for different purposes."--Preface.
Contents The boy scout handbook -- The persistent itchings of Poe and Whitman -- Sincerity abroad -- The life of art -- William Carlos Williams and his problems -- What we look like -- Notes on class -- The purging of Penrod -- Smut-hunting in Pretoria -- Literary biography and its pitfalls -- Nabokov as "comparatist" -- Can Graham Greene write English? -- Being reviewed: the A.B.M. and its theory -- Terrors and delights of the traveler abroad -- Footwork as scholarship -- An impediment to pilgrimage -- Latin America defeats intelligent travel writer -- A place to recuperate -- Boswell and his memorable scenes -- Kingy and some Coevals -- Baron Corvo, sturdy beggar -- Poor Ivor Gurney -- Rider Haggard, the public man -- The Hearst of literature -- Waugh in his letters -- Some truth about the war -- The regrettable decision of Herman Wouk -- The romantic war and the other one -- "Where are the war poets?" -- Time-Life goes to war -- Yank when we needed it -- The war in black and white -- Battle trauma and the NATO problem -- My war.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7946096
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WorldCat Identities Fussell, Paul, 1924-2012.
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