Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Devil's Details by Chuck Zerby

Footnotes have not had it easy. Their dominance of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century literature and scholarship was both hard-won -- following many years of struggle -- and doomed, as it led to belittlement in the twentieth century. In The Devil's Details, Chuck Zerby playfully explores footnotes' long and illustrious history and makes a clarion call to save them from the new world of the Internet and hypertext. In a story that boasts a marvelous plot and a rogues' gallery of players, Zerby examines traditional footnotes and their less-buttoned-down incarnations, as when used by pornographers. Yes, The Devil's Details is full of surprises: Zerby hunts down the first bona fide fully functioning footnote; unearths a multivolume history of Northumberland County, England, that uses one volume for a single footnote; and uncovers a murder plot. He even explains why footnotes are like blind dates. Carefully researched and highly opinionated, The Devil's Details affirms that delight in reading can come from unexpected places.

Buy The Devil's Details by Chuck Zerby from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780743241755
ISBN-10: 0743241754
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Pages: 162
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Devil's Details by Chuck Zerby

Book Reviews - The Devil's Details by Chuck Zerby

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Devil's Details book by Chuck Zerby and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Chuck Zerby

Chuck Zerby developed The Devil's Details from an article he published in The New York Times. A former columnist for the Amherst Record, Zerby lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.