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Reading and the art of librarianship : selected essays of John B. Nicholson, Jr.

Author: John B Nicholson; Paul Z DuBois; Dean H Keller
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©1986.
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Nicholson, John B.
Reading and the art of librarianship.
New York : Haworth Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)609864317
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Nicholson; Paul Z DuBois; Dean H Keller
ISBN: 086656585X 9780866565851
OCLC Number: 14003262
Notes: "Has also been published as Collection management, volume 8, numbers 3/4, fall 1986/winter 1986-87"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents Preface Section I--The Nature of Reading: Joys, Pleasures, and Fears Of the Pleasure of Rereading A Disease Known as Bibliophobia Power of the Unread A Matter of Taste Jam for Today Good Books A Desert Island Test The Act of Reading Unexpected Pleasures Friends The Power of Books Surprised by Joy A Long Dinner Dialogue With the Author Section II--Literary Creation and Types of Literature Exceptional Pleasures Books to Live Without Christmas Packages Counting Cats in Zanzibar Books and Winter Books About Books Family Sagas John Drinkwater and T. H. White on England and America Literary Creation The Familiar Essay Books and Journeys What Makes a Good Book? Bibliographic Ghosts Too Many Books? Literary Criticism Across Canada Alone Classics and Bestsellers Secret Worlds The Debonaire Springbord Books Fairy Tales Section III--Eleven Authors A Succeeding Pleasure: Constance Home Last of the Procounsuls: John Buchan A Murderous Love Affair An Enemy of the Devil The Jewel Naulakha Charles Dickens Austin Tappan Wright Charles Williams Stephen R. Donaldson His People, His Country Edwin Way Teale Section IV--Book Collecting Disreputable Scholarship Treasure Hunt Books as Treasures From Bibliomania to Bibliophobia Book Shops Book Hunting What Collectors Collect Disposing of Collections A Book Mystery When Is a Book Not a Book? Section V--Libraries, Librarianship, and the Freedom to Read Information Retrieval Books in Unexpected Places Computers Libraries and Technology Humor in the Library The Coonskin Library Edwin W. Willoughby The Pierpont Morgan Library Conversations and the Freedom to Read Blanche McCrum Carnegie Libraries The Bookish Empire The Freedom to Read Index
Responsibility: John B. Nicholson, Jr. ; Paul Z. DuBois and Dean H. Keller, guest editors.
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