At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays
Publish date: June 12th 2007
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
Dear Ms. FadimanI love your essays. They make me laugh and they make me cry. They remind me to take my time and love the things I love, be fascinated by things that fascinate and be grateful for the things I'm grateful.I love that you quoted "Persuasion" - my favorite Jane Austen novel- in your essa...
I had planned to space these essays out and read one per night, but I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. I love Anne Fadiman. Her writing is intellectual, engaging, witty, discreet, and grounded. The essays cover a variety of topics of personal interest to the author -- Arctic explorat...
Engrossing and erudite essays are gem-like in their precision and sparkle. Informed by Fadiman's multi-faceted education and just personal enough to add depth and clarity. Highly recommended.
I paid full price for this book; I only do that for books I really, really want to read. The truth is that I was disappointed. I don’t know why. Partly, I think, it was because the subjects of the essays were not of particular interest to me. But I think it was primarily that the essays felt forced...