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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Peter Boxall
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
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For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written... show more
For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word.The featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries, including Derek Attridge (world expert on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable—1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780789313706 (0789313707)
Publisher: Universe
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
Series: 1001 Before You Die
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A--
A-- rated it
3.0 1001 książek, które musisz przeczytać
Edytorsko ładny, sympatycznie grubaśny tom. Zwięzłe i zachęcające opisy książek, które wywarły i nadal wywierają wpływ na literaturę. Książka wg mnie dobra, ale tylko tyle, ponieważ wybór dzieł jest zbyt tendencyjny. Autor pominął po wielkopańsku starożytność, a przecież dzieła Homera (pominięte!) m...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
5.0 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall
After reading this (yes, the whole book) I created my own list of 1001 books to read before I die, compiled from the classics and some newer popular titles (to replace the ones it looked like it was going to be impossible to get ahold of). I wrote it a few years ago and I've read 200 or so of the ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
5.0 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall
After reading this (yes, the whole book) I created my own list of 1001 books to read before I die, compiled from the classics and some newer popular titles (to replace the ones it looked like it was going to be impossible to get ahold of). I wrote it a few years ago and I've read 200 or so of the ...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
4.0
Peter Boxall and his panel of high-falutin' lit'ry types got together and made a list of 1001 books they think everyone should read before they die. Now the title might rub some folks the wrong way - hey, who are you, you high-falutin' lit'ry types, up in your academic towers, telling us what we mus...
Jema reads
Jema reads rated it
Not read every word of the whole book but this is more the kind of book you keep on your coffee table to savor now and then. On the downside, they added not just one but 2 Coelho books *gasp* that is 2 too many if you ask me. And none of them is the 'best' one: The Alchemist. Oh well...Of course the...
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