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Anansi Spring 2012

Sartre's Sink
By (author): Mark Crick
Mark Crick


Granta Books



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Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket
May 01, 2012
$18.95 CAD
No longer our product


6.9in x 5.6 x 0.7 in | 0.66 lb

Page Count:

98 pages
Granta Books
HUMOR / Form / Parodies

For 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 the companion book, Kafka's Soup, each piece is illustrated by a famous artist, including da Vinci, Hokusai, and Rembrandt.

Mark Crick is a photographer and the author of Kafka's Soup. He lives in London.

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