Browsings

Browsings

A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living With Books

Large Print - 2015
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Hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer), Michael Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. As fans of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore -- and a revealing peek at the titles on Michael's nightstand. Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410485007
1410485005
Branch Call Number: LP 028.9 DIRDA
Characteristics: 351 pages : (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 point)

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ArapahoeKati Mar 15, 2018

Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer-Prize winning book critic, writes about everything books from collecting books, novels he's loved, annotated lists and more.


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fpsutka
Apr 23, 2017

I enjoyed the author's writing style. However he should get his nose out of a book and spend more time living (eg, visiting his Mom). He could take his books of poetry along to read to her (seniors love poetry)! He needs to buy only one more book, one on decluttering. I feel sorry for his wife!

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becker
Nov 26, 2015

This was enjoyable light reading. The kind of book that you could read in small little pockets of time. I would have preferred that all the essays were about books and literature but some covered other topics that I wasn't as interested in. The author has a particular interest in older fiction, especially Sci-Fi and Mysteries so if you are interested in older books, you will certainly enjoy this.

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