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Sartre's Sink: The Great Writers' Complete Book of DIY

 
 
Author
Mark Crick.
Publisher Granta  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 6.85 x 5.25 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781847080479
Pages/Publication Date 137/2008
Daedalus Item Code 53603
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For too long, Do-it-Yourself books have suffered the neglect of the literary establishment. Finally, in this follow-up to Kafka's Soup, Mark Crick gives us a collection of essential DIY tips from the world's greatest writers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to re-tile her bathroom; Julius Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious tribe of adolescenti; and Jean-Paul Sartre is disgusted to discover in a blocked sink the revelation of his own condition. We also learn how to repair a dripping tap as Marguerite Duras would, replace a window pane with a voyeuristic Milan Kundera, and hang wallpaper under the watchful eye of Ernest Hemingway. As in Kafka's Soup, each piece is illustrated with color art purportedly by a famous artist (again impersonated by Crick), including Leonardo, Picasso, and Gorey.

"It's short, to the point, and when I read it out in the office, my colleagues laughed like drains."Sunday Times (London)

"Parodying everyone from Goethe to Hunter S. Thompson through their handy household hints ... it also contains pastiche illustrations which aren't just funny and apt but also rather beautiful."Independent on Sunday (London)

"Crick is a brilliant literary ventriloquist.... Next time you need to replace a light switch, seal the edge of a sink or put up a shelf, this is the book for you. And you can comfort yourself, as you toil, that at least you're in the company of great writers."Financial Times (London)

 
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