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Why I Read : the serious pleasure of books

Author: Wendy Lesser
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"An exhilarating volume that will ratchet up the joy for all reading groups "Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished little magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wendy Lesser; Wendy Lesser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Lesser
ISBN: 9780374289201 0374289204 0374709815 9780374709815 9781250062093 1250062098
OCLC Number: 859252933
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: why I read --
Character and plot --
The space between --
Novelty --
Authority --
Grandeur and intimacy --
Elsewhere --
Inconclusions --
Afterword: the book as physical object.
Responsibility: Wendy Lesser.
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Intends to describe a life lived in and through literature. In addition to novels and stories, the author explores plays, poems, and essays along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. She  Read more...


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