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A Wreath for Roget

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 July 1952



At one time, the only articles indispensable to the young man embarking upon a literary career, apart from a rich wife or a private income, were a sheaf of paper, a pen, a bottle of ink and a large waste‐paper basket. Talent and an infinite amount of patience were also useful. Your modern writer, however, is entirely lost without a complete library of books written with the sole aim of teaching him how to write. Here by his side is a philanthropist who provides him with plots for stories, there a literary Autolycus with a fund of apposite quotations on every subject; in between them text‐books dealing with every possible aspect of writing and—what is more important—of marketing the fruits of his genius.


MAYCOCK, J. (1952), "A Wreath for Roget", Library Review, Vol. 13 No. 7, pp. 430-432.




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