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Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781567922516
Format: Paperback
Year: 2003
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Dimensions: 138 x 210 x 13 (w x l x h)
Pages: 149

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This is a book about books, about the pleasures, passions, and rewards of reading, about authors dedicated to writing and readers who delight in words in the right order. It contains a rich selection devoted to this seductive subject, from Calvino's meditation on selecting a title in a bookstore to Woolf's essays on the joys of "the common reader," from Schwartz's "Ruined by Reading" to Eco's "How to Organize a Public Library." The book is illuminated by sixteen full-color paintings by Bascove, who here serves as editor, illustrator, and primum mobile. Produced to the highest standards, it is not only a gift for the literary, but also an inducement to the diffident.

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