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Author:
Simon Schama
ISBN13:
978-0062009869
ISBN:
0062009869
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Ecco (April 12, 2011)
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Simon Schama's Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is an excellent collection of newspaper articles on various subjects

Simon Schama's Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is an excellent collection of newspaper articles on various subjects. From traveling, Sail Away: Six Days to New York on the Queen Mary 2 published in the New Yorker, 31 May 2004 to cooking, My Mother's Kitchen Observer Food Magazine, 11 October 2009 his insight and humor make this a delightful and refreshing book.

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother SIMON SCHAMA . Another damned, thick, square book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh! Mr Gibbon?

Another damned, thick, square book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh! Mr Gibbon?

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That such a miscellany should prove uneven is a certainty (and no crime); the only question is, in what way uneven?

I have two styles of writing, anal and loopy, both adopted in slavish but futile imitation of models who used a fountain pen as though they had been born with one in their hands.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. I have two styles of writing, anal and loopy, both adopted in slavish but futile imitation of models who used a fountain pen as though they had been born with one in their hands. I had not. My primary-school exercise books, an Abstract Expressionist field of blots and stains, looked as though the nib had wet itself on to the page rather than been purposefully guided over the paper to form actual words.

I was put in mind of Amis's article by this collection of Simon Schama's recent journalism, which reveals a writer of truly Burgessian versatility.

In 1980, Martin Amis penned a memorable profile of Anthony Burgess for The Observer in which he imagined a typical afternoon in the life of the author: "Burgess. I was put in mind of Amis's article by this collection of Simon Schama's recent journalism, which reveals a writer of truly Burgessian versatility.

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Churchill, and My Mother. What I discovered was a diamond in the rough - an anthology which. included both striking and dull essays, but which could have dazzled. readers if only Schama had focused on what he does best: historical. analysis, character sketches, and personal essays. 9 books Bill Gates thinks you should read. Schama excels at those forms of writing partly because of his. uncommon psychological insight. the point of being unfair, and one of his essays on the subject is. offensive. The Civil War in the USA" portrays Midwesterners and.

In 2018, Simon Schama wrote and presented five of the nine episodes of Civilisations, a reboot of the 1969 series by Kenneth . Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill and My Mother (2011, ISBN 978-0062009869)

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“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”—Boston Globe

“A writer of gorgeous prose.”—Washington Post

The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us.

  • Simon Schama is trying to start a renaissance, and wants to enlist all of us. So he writes about art, history, politics, growing up in the 20th century, ice cream, and gets us to see that a full person, an educated person, cares about many aspects of living, and allows their opinions and feelings to evolve with experience. Reading any of Schama's works is an experience, but reading this book allows me to take part in several different experiences over his career, and reminds me that aspects of my own life, like what, I eat, what I read, what I care about, are also worth thinking about and being ready to discuss.

  • This book of essays ranges far and wide in regard to topics -- from articles about books and Winston Churchill, to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, to ruminations on various artists, to discussions of food and the inclusion of recipes that are Mr. Schama's favorites -- this is a highly readable and entertaining book.
    Think of this book as being akin to having a fascinating friend who knows a lot about a vast array of topics and having the opportunity to listen to him speak about them.

  • Simon Schama's Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is an excellent collection of newspaper articles on various subjects. From traveling, Sail Away: Six Days to New York on the Queen Mary 2 published in the New Yorker, 31 May 2004 to cooking, My Mother's Kitchen Observer Food Magazine, 11 October 2009 his insight and humor make this a delightful and refreshing book.
    Schama was selected as the honored guest at the fifth annual Kenyon Review Literary Festival.He was the recipient of the 2011 Kenyon Review Award for Literay Achievement.

  • Schama has written a readable and interesting book of essays on a variety of topics. As always, his prose and narrative style are unsurpased especially when writing about his mother, cooking, and food. A man of many talents and pursuits with a genius intellect, he does not always take himself seriously, is willing to point up his foibles and quirks as well as his successes. Having recently been captivated by his PBS series, The Story of the Jews, and now reading Scribble, I have become a dedicated fan and recommend him highly to the intellectually curious.

  • Historian Simon Schama has a wide range of interests and a flowing pen which combine beautifully and to great effect in his latest book, a collection of articles and book reviews spanning three decades. Whether you are interested in art, history, travel, cooking, or politics, it's all here in Schama's wonderfuly descriptive and award-winning style. Here's to hoping there's a second collection in the works!

  • writing style

  • As historian, art critic, political commentator, essayist, biographer, and amateur cook, Simon Schama can be interesting on any number of topics. The essays in this volume are mostly from the past ten years, but there are a few from as early as 1979. They first appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. Some of the pieces appeared as chapters in anthologies, or as essays for theater programs and exhibition catalogs. Some were speeches he gave.

    Schama is above all a historian, so I shouldn't have been surprised to find his historical essays a little too scholarly for my short attention span. On the other hand, I enjoyed many of the pieces on movies and art. It was fun reading how director Martin Scorcese caught him off guard by citing Kind Hearts and Coronets as an inspiration for Goodfellas. Then Schama had to scramble to give himself a crash course in horror film history when Scorcese described his other inspirations over the years.

    One thought-provoking essay was about Richard Avedon's photographs. Although the book includes some illustrations to go with the art essays, Schama talked about several photographs that weren't included. His descriptions were so vivid that I had to find the images online to see for myself. They really were fascinating, and now I have become an Avedon fan, thanks to Schama.

    Schama mentioned a few times in his food essays that he used Julia Child's book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I just read a book of letters between Child and her friend and editor, Avis DeVoto (As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto), in which they discuss at length the details of the book that Child was writing. The idea was to translate French recipes into recipes that would work in American kitchens with ingredients available in America using American appliances. Schama, cooking in an English kitchen, must have had to translate the recipes yet again to accommodate English ingredients and appliances. I can imagine how many ways this could have gone wrong, but Schama seems to have succeeded.

    Schama manages to be educational, infuriating, amusing, thought-provoking, and just plain interesting. Recommended!

  • My God this guy loves to hear himself talk! Does he ever get to his point?