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  • Power of Readingby Frank Furedi

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Here is a natural companion to Christopher Booker`s bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross`s seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). The most eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and... more...

  • The Solitary Viceby Mikita Brottman

    Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.99

    Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It?s a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading?s not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read"... more...

  • Modern English Books of Powerby George Hamlin Fitch

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    This edifying book analyzes the most memorable classics of English Literature in a befitting and gracious manner. Fitch studies and discusses several celebrated authors and their brilliant masterpieces in a manner that is guaranteed to arouse any reader’s interest in them. A fascinating treasure trove of information! more...

  • Into The Looking-Glass Woodby Alberto Manguel

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 20.95

    By the award-winning author of A History of Reading "For me, words on a page give the world coherence--Words tell us what we, as a society, believe the world to be--I believe there is an ethic of reading--a commitment that is both political and private in the act of turning the pages. And I believe that sometimes, beyond the author's intentions and... more...

  • Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Readby Henry Hitchings

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 6.99

    Ever wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published? Nowadays, there are so many books: how can anyone be well read anymore? Well, help is at hand. Let Henry Hitchings educate you in the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor's guide to talking about books you haven't read. With tips on how to bluff... more...

  • A Love of Reading, The Second Collectionby Robert Adams

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 30.99

    Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading . Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood?s Alias Grace... more...

  • What to Read (and Not)by Tom LeClair

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    These essays and reviews are mostly about literary fiction published in the last ten years and are written from the perspective of a fan of the McElroy/Coover/DeLillo axis or, more recently, the Powers/Vollmann/Wallace axis. The review-essays include pieces on all of the National Book Award fiction finalists of the last five years. Reviews selected... more...

  • Vom Nutzen der Editionenby Thomas Bein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 108.82

    This book includes 30 specialized articles devoted to the benefits of editions. They share a strongly interdisciplinary approach: while a major focus is on ancient and modern German studies, a number of essays also address editions in musicology, philosophy, and the film sciences. more...

  • Table Talkby Wendy Lesser; Jennifer Zahrt; Mimi Chubb

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 27.99

    Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker?s Talk of the... more...

  • LARB Digital Edition: Memoirby Dinah Lenney

    Los Angeles Review of Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    The LARB Digital Edition Memoir epub is a selection of feature articles from the Los Angeles Review of Books's memoir and creative nonfiction section, personally curated by Creative Nonfiction editor Dinah Lenney. more...