Rereadings Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love

ISBN-10: 0374530548
ISBN-13: 9780374530549
Edition: N/A
Authors: Anne Fadiman
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Description: Is a book the same book—or a reader the same reader—the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. nbsp; The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Is a book the same book—or a reader the same reader—the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. nbsp; The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. nbsp; These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. Rereadings reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics, the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows, no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

Anne Fadima is the editor of The American Scholar, Recipient of a National Magazine Award for Reporting, she has written for Civilization, Harper's, Life, and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

On Rereading:Forward
Marginal Notes on the Inner Lives of People with Cluttered Apartments in the East Seventies
Franny and Zooey
Relics of Saint Katherine
The Journal, Letters, and Stories of Katherine Mansfield ?
Love's Wound, Love's Salve
Pan
Whitman's Triumph
"Song of Myself,"
Kid Roberts and Me
The Leather Pushers

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