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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:


and a UK one:

No. No UK one, as the UK server is a bit sh*te




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