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A passion for books

Author: Dale Salwak
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Passion for Books is intended as both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete.
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Genre/Form: Books and reading
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Salwak
ISBN: 0333714482 9780333714485 0312218842 9780312218843
OCLC Number: 42876094
Description: xviii, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The pleasures of reading / Joseph Epstein --
Other worlds to inhabit / John Bayley --
Casaubon's syndrome, or reader rampant / Ferdinand Mount --
Books in my life / G. Thomas Tanselle --
Hooked. / Nina King --
Mountains and caverns / Alan Sillitoe --
Obsessed by Thomas Mann / Jeffrey Meyers --
Encountering Philip Larkin / Dale Salwak --
Devouring of the printed page / Ann Thwaite --
Discovering Jane Eyre / Catherine Peters --
The radiant way and after / Margaret Drabble --
Reading my father / Mary Gordon --
Into terra nova : a crossing with books / Laura L. Nagy --
Sine qua non / Frances. H. Bachelder --
The performer and the reader / Michael Ellis --
Literature without books? / Laurence Lerner --
The sad demise of the personal library / James Shapiro --
The future of the academic book / Gill Davies --
The end of the book? Some perspectives on media change / Elizabeth L. Eisenstein.
Responsibility: edited by Dale Salwak.
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