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At large and at small : confessions of a literary hedonist

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth ("at large") and its miniaturist focus ("at small"). With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions, ranging from her slightly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 9781846140433 1846140439
OCLC Number: 163338613
Description: xiii, 220 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Collecting nature --
The unfuzzy lamb --
Ice cream --
Night owl --
Procrustes and the culture wars --
Coleridge the runaway --
Mail --
Moving --
A piece of cotton --
The arctic hedonist --
Coffee --
Under Water.
Responsibility: Anne Fadiman.

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Draws us into twelve of the authors' personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for  Read more...

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