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Author: Phyllis Rose
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment--to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ-LES. Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of literature," she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Phyllis Rose; Phyllis Rose
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Rose
ISBN: 9780374261207 0374261202 9780374535360 0374535361
OCLC Number: 864808485
Description: 271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The experiment begins --
The myth of the book : "A hero of our time" --
Literary evolution : "The phantom of the Opera" --
The universe provides : Rhoda Lerman --
Women and fiction : a question of privilege --
Small worlds : the nightingale and the lark --
Libraries : making space --
Life and adventures : "Gil Blas" --
Serial killers : detective fiction --
Immortality.
Responsibility: Phyllis Rose.
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Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? The author casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of  Read more...

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Simple but radical. "Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune" Rose is consistently generous, knowledgeable, and chatty, with a knack for connecting specific incidents to large social trends. "Christine Read more...

 
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