From: "Gareth Jelley"
Subject: Very Short Introductions (was: Re: (urth) Generic Considerations) Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 23:06:19 +0100 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" > Also good are the "...for Beginners" series from Writers and Artists. > Their "Kierkegaard for Beginners" that gave me entree to a thinker > whose prose I had previously found opaque and murky. They're somewhere > between books and info-comics: heavily (and humorously) illustrated, > and run about the same length as the OUP books Gareth mentions -- > heck, since I've never seen those, they may for all I know be British > editions of the same series. The OUP ones aren't illustrated like the 'Beginners', but they fill a similar gap. The other thing I like about them is their size - they slip nicely into a pocket, and look well-designed to boot... A US link with loads of the titles in the series: http://www.oup-usa.org/catalogs/general/series/Very_Short_Introductions.html and a UK one: No. No UK one, as the UK server is a bit sh*te Anon, G. --