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B & Me
Author: J.c. Hallman

ISBN: 9781451682014
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97 x 2.54
Description:
"A love letter to the book as a physical object, a source of intellectual ardor, and a form of emotional salvation" (Salon)-and a nod toU and I, Nicholson Baker's classic memoir about John Updike-from an award-winning author called "wonderfully bright" byThe New York Times Book Review.

Nearly twenty-five years ago, Nicholson Baker wrote U and I, the fretful and handwringing-but also groundbreaking-tale of his literary relationship with John Updike.U and I inspired a whole sub-genre of engaging writing about reading, but what no story of this type has ever done is tell its tale from the moment of conception, that moment when you realize that there is writer out there in the world that you must read. B & Me is that story, the story of J.C. Hallman discovering and reading Nicholson Bakerand discovering himself in the process.

Our relationship to books in the digital age, the role of art in an increasingly commodified world, the power great writing has to change us, these are at the core of Hallman's investigation of Baker-questions he's grap...

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