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A Reviewer and his Bookish Prejudices

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 March 1955


Prejudices, of course, are just what a reviewer ought not to have, least of all the kind of reviewer I am. For I am a hack. The term is commonly used in a derogatory sense, though I see nothing in it to be ashamed of. Its definition allows the compiler of Chambers's Dictionary to have one of his little jokes—“n. Hackwork, literary drudgery for which a person is hired by a publisher, as making dictionaries, etc.”


STURROCK, A. (1955), "A Reviewer and his Bookish Prejudices", Library Review, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 149-152.




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