Bill Freind is Associate Professor of English at Rowan University. He is the author of American Field Couches (BlazeVox) and the editor of Chrysanthemums and Scuba Divers: Essays on the Poetry of Araki Yasusada.
On August 17, 1911, Methuen published E.V. Lucas and George Morrow’s What A Life!: An Autobiography. In spite of the title, What A Life! is not an autobiography, at least not in the literal sense. Instead, it is a brief collage novel illustrated with engravings from Whiteley’s General Catalogue, originally a mail order publication and, at the time, the largest British department store.