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Reading in bed : personal essays on the glories of reading

Author: Steven Gilbar
Publisher: Boston : D.R. Godine, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st softcover edView all editions and formats
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This volume collects what 22 writers (e.g., Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Miller) have to say about reading. Fluff up the pillow and settle in for a good read.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Gilbar
ISBN: 1567920357 9781567920352 1567920950 9781567920956
OCLC Number: 41127321
Description: 152 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The commerce of reading / Michel de Montaigne --
On reading old books / William Hazlitt --
Books / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Reading at Walden / Henry David Thoreau --
Of kings' treasuries / John Ruskin --
Books unread / Thomas Wentworth Higginson --
Books which have influenced me / Robert Louis Stevenson --
On reading / Marcel Proust --
The magic of the book / Hermann Hesse --
To read to not to read / Henry Miller --
Out of a book / Elizabeth Bowen --
Good readers and good writers / Vladimir Nabokov --
Pillow books / Clifton Fadiman --
The lost childhood / Graham Greene --
Too much, too fast / Robertson Davies --
Why read the classics? / Italo Calvino --
Magpies / John Fowles --
Reading, the most dangerous game / Harold Brodkey --
Where I read what I read / Stanley Elkin --
The noblest distraction / Joseph Epstein --
True confessions of a reader / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --
Notes from a confession / Sven Birkerts --
Notes on contributors.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Steven Gilbar.

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This volume collects what 22 writers (e.g., Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Miller) have to say about reading. Fluff up the pillow and settle in for a good read.

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