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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99
Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the ?real ground of literature,? she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. The shelf has everything Rose could wish for?a... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
“Very few men,” said Bakunin, “have read as much, and, it may be added, have read as intelligently, as M. Marx.” S. S. Prawer’s highly influential work explores how the world of imaginative literature?poems, novels, plays?infused and shaped Marx’s writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and... more...
- John Murray 2012; Not Available
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 with... more...
- Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95
The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99
This study is a concise history of the book in all its forms, starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the electronic revolution and what it may hold for the future. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95
?Great art discovers for us who we are,? writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House, has spent a lifetime guiding students... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
?It?s not that I don?t like people,? writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I?m Reading . ?It?s just that there always comes a moment when I?m in the company of others?even my nearest and dearest?when I?d rather be reading a book.? In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life?from... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In this remarkable anthology, some of the world?s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize?winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... more...