The world over, everyone enjoys the great classics of the English language. In Search of the World’s Worst Writers has nothing to do with this!
This book is a celebration of bad writing; a journey into the lives of writers so wonderfully awful, they have unwittingly arrived at genius from the other direction.
From Canada comes James McIntyre the famous cheese poet, while the Duchess of Newcastle was, in the author’s words, ‘that rare gem, a truly bad writer’. When Solyman Brown turned to poetry he obviously heeded the advice given to most authors – ‘write about what you know’. Unfortunately, in Solyman’s case, this meant teeth as he was the owner of a dental supply store.
The result is very funny and a highly original book.