The Old Lit Professorís Book of Favorite Readings

By Ken Tucker

The Old Lit Professorís Book of Favorite Readings is an anthology of memorable selections that I have encountered during fifty-odd years of reading. My reason for editing this collection is simply the fun of doing so. Short stories, poems, essays, excerpts from histories, biographies and other forms of non-fiction, and scenes from plays appear. Since reading pleasure is the major criterion, I include classical authors such as Shakespeare, Homer, Melville, and Faulkner as well as popular writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; science fiction writer L. Sprague De Camp, and H. P. Lovecraft. Also included are talented local and contemporary writers such as Ann Neelon, Constance Alexander, Jo-Ann Hammons, Robert Allen, Jane Combs, and E. Don Harpe. For many of the well-known authors I have included selections not often anthologized.

Unfortunately I am not satisfied with this book in its present form. I had numerous editorial problems with the publisher. In short, I decided to cut my losses and accept the current version of the book, despite a number of errors. Readers who may be interested in this collection hopefully will able to overlook the problems and enjoy the selections.

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Kenneth Tucker: Author of

Books

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables:
The Historical Reality
and
the Film and Television Depictions
, 2nd ed.
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A Kentucky Colonel in Darkest Africa
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I Pray the Lord My Soul to Keep
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The Madonna of Shadows and Darkness
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A Spider Spinning Daydreams (short story)


The Fall of the House of Spade
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Wilderness of Tigers:
A Novel of the Harpe Brothers and Frontier Violence
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The Grave and the Figure Eight: A Myth Reborn

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A Kentucky Colonel in King Arthur's Court and The Swamp Maiden of Venus.

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Shakespeare and Jungian Typology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.

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Eliot Ness and the Untouchables. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000.

John Marston, A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985. [Out of Print]

A Bibliography of Writings by and About John Ford and Cyril Tourneur. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1975. [Out of Print]

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