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Browsings : a year of reading, collecting, and living with books

Author: Michael Dirda
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First Pegasus books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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The author shares personal essays on diverse topics ranging from literary pets and cursive writing to book inscriptions and the pleasures of science fiction conventions.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Michael Dirda; Michael Dirda
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dirda
ISBN: 1605988448 9781605988443
OCLC Number: 892878936
Description: x, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Mr. Zinsser, I presume --
Style is the man --
Armchair adventures --
Bookish pets --
Paper --
This is a column --
Scribble, scribble --
Books on books --
Text mess --
Twilight of an author --
Spring book sales --
Memories of Marseille --
Hail to thee, blithe spirit! --
Synonym toast --
Cowboys and clubmen --
Grades --
Anglophilia --
After the golden age --
Anthologies and collections --
Rocky Mountain low --
The fugitive --
Hot enough for you? --
Wonder books --
Readercon --
Aurora --
Out of print --
Thrift stories --
Musical chairs --
The evidence in the (book) case --
Charlottesville --
Then and now --
Mencken day --
New and old --
Dirty pictures --
Going, going, gone --
Castles in space --
Waving, not drowning --
Oberlin --
Jacques Barzun, and others --
What's in a name? --
Language matters --
"I'm done" --
Poe and Baudelaire --
In praise of small presses --
Christmas reading --
Books for the holidays --
Let us now praise Dover Books --
A dreamer's tale --
Money --
Book projects --
Ending up --
A positively, final appearance --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Essays.
Year of reading, collecting, and living with books
Responsibility: Michael Dirda.

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The author shares personal essays on diverse topics ranging from literary pets and cursive writing to book inscriptions and the pleasures of science fiction conventions.

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