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Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Answering the question "is a book the same the second time around?" this collection of essays includes contributions from Sven Krkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante, among others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 9780374530549 0374530548
OCLC Number: 150349876
Notes: "These essays originally appeared, in a slightly different form, in The American Scholar."--Title page verso.
"Seventeen writers revisit books they love"--Cover.
Description: xxi, 244 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: On rereading / foreword by Anne Fadiman --
Marginal notes on the inner lives of people with cluttered apartments in the East Seventies (Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger) / David Samuels --
Relics of Saint Katherine (The journal, letters, and stories of Katherine Mansfield) / Patricia Hampl --
Love's wound, love's salve (Pan by Knut Hamsun) / Sven Birkerts --
Whitman's triumph ("Song of myself" by Walt Whitman) / Vijay Seshadri --
Kids Roberts and me (The leather pushers by H.C. Witwer) / Arthur Krystal --
My life with a field guide (A field guide to wildflowers of northeastern and north-central America by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny) / Diana Kappel Smith --
A companion of the prophet (Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie) / Luc Sante --
Three doctors' daughters (The Sue Barton books by Helen Dore Boylston) / Katherine Ashenburg --
"You shall hear of me" (Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad) / Jamie James --
Love with a capital L (The vagabond and The Shackle by Colette) / Vivian Gornick --
Stead made me do it (House of all nations by Christina Stead) / Michael Upchurch --
Pemberley previsited (Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen) / Allegra Goodman --
Lawrence by lightning (The virgin and the gypsy by D.H. Lawrence) / Pico Iyer --
The ice palace ("The snow queen" by Hans Christian Andersen) / Barbara Sjoholm --
Revisiting Brideshead (Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh) / Evelyn Toynton --
The pursuit of worldliness (The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal) / Phillip Lopate --
The back of the album (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles) / David Michaelis.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Fadiman.

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Answering the question "is a book the same the second time around?" this collection of essays includes contributions from Sven Krkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante, among others.

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