On Lying in Bed
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On Lying in Bed  

Softcover
Calgary, 2000
Bayeux Arts Inc.
519 p., illustr.

Selection and introduction by Alberto Manguel
 
   
 
A selection of ninety-one essays by the author Borges described as 'one of the foremost writers of our time, not only because of his happy inventiveness, visual imagination and childlike or godlike cheer so evident in all his writing, but also because of his rhetorical skill and the sheer brilliance of his craft...'
 
 
  On Chesterton
  The Essay
   
  THE WALKING PARADOX
  On Running After One's Hat
  A Piece of Chalk
  The Advantages of Having One Leg
  On Lying in Bed
  A Cab Ride Across the Country
  The Walking Paradox
  A Defence of Bores
  The Love of Lead
  Paints in a Paint-Box
  The Mirror
  On Being Moved
  Lunacy and Letters
  The Maniac
   
  ON WRITING BADLY
  A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls
  On Writing Badly
  About Bad Comparisons
  About Beliefs
  About Mad Metaphors
  On Bad Poetry
  Good Stories Spoilt By Great Authors
  On Fictional Conventions
  The Romance of Rhyme
  The Little Birds Who Won't Sing
  Humour
  The Toy Theatre
  False Theory and the Theatre
  A Defence of Dramatic Unities
  Watts' Allegorical Paintings
  George Frederick Watts
   
  POOR OLD SHAKESPEARE
  Tricks of Memory
  The Book of Job
  Chaucer and the Renaissance
  Poor Old Shakespeare
  A Shakespeare Portrait
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  The Real Dr. Johnson
  William Blake and Inspiration
  Pickwick Papers
  The Fairy Pickwick
  Tennyson
  Lewis Carroll
  Rudyard Kipling
  Oscar Wilde
  Shaw, the Philosopher
   
  A DEFENCE OF DETECTIVE STORIES
  Sherlock Holmes
  How To Write A Detective Story
  A Defence of Detective Stories
  About Shockers
   
  A DEFENCE OF NONSENSE
  A Defence of Nonsense
  Fairy Tales
  A Fairy Tale
  The Dragon's Grandmother
  The Red Angel
  The Romantic in the Rain
  The Age of Legends
  The Soul in Every Legend
  The Philosophy of Islands
  A Defence of Farce
   
  MONSTERS AND THE MIDDLE AGES
  The Province of Britain
  St. Francis and Nature
  The Paradox of Humiiity
  A Defence of Humility
  Giotto and St. Francis
  Monsters and the Middle Ages
  The Heraldic Lion
   
  THE AMERICAN IDEAL
  The American Ideal
  A Meditation in a New York Hotel
  A Meditation in Broadway
   
  THE DEFENDANT
  The Defendant
  On Funeral Customs
  The Secret of a Train
  The Rights of Ritual
  On Household Gods and Goblins
  A Defence of Publicity
  In Topsy-Turvy Land
  On Calling Names - Christian and Otherwise
  The Priest of Spring
  Tagtug and the Tree of Knowledge
  About the Censor
  Romantic Love
  On the True Artist
  Vulgarity
   
  THE WORSHIP OF THE WEALTHY
  The Twelve Men
  The Worship of the Wealthy
  The Miser and His Friends
  The Mad Official
  On the Child
  The Perpetuation of Punishment
  If I Had Only One Sermon To Preach
  Some Policemen and a Moral
 
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