By (author) Mark Crick
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Sartre's Sink by Mark Crick
Book DescriptionFor too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious tribe of adolescenti; the existentialist hero of the Sartre pastiche is both disgusted and nauseated to discover in a blocked sink the revelation of his own condition. We also learn how to repair a dripping tap under Conrad's eyes, replace a window pane with a voyeuristic Milan Kundera, and hang wallpaper under the watchful eye of Mark Twain. Other handy hints include how to: replace a roof tile; remedy a squeaking floor board; remove a carpet stain and bleed a radiator, by writers, including Bronte, Shakespeare, Duras, Salinger and Paul Auster. As in "Kafka's Soup", each piece is illustrated by a famous artist, including da Vinci, Hokusai and Rembrandt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847080479
(180mm x 136mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Crick
Household Tips of the Great Writers, Hardback (November 2011)
Like Mrs Beeton, but with metaphors! A bumper omnibus edition of Mark Crick's three sparklingly funny books of literary pastiche.
Machiavelli's Lawn, Hardback (December 2010)» View all books by Mark Crick
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Author Biography - Mark Crick
Mark Crick is a photographer and the author of Kafka's Soup. He lives in London.
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