Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Publish date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
Love a book on books.
I loved this from first word to last. A collection of essays first published in Civilization, each about some facet of the love of books or the written word. Her first essay, Marrying Libraries started the collection off on a high note with me; after 10 years together, I still can't quite embrace...
So Weird Al needs to dedicate his song “Word Crimes” to the Fadiman family, and I really want to met Fadiman and her husband George. (I swear, if I find they are divorced, I will sob uncontrollably for a minute). I picked this up at one of those really cheap book stores. You know t...
To metaksiążka - czyli książka o czytaniu książek. Aż gęsta od cytatów z innych autorów, pełna dziwnych, zapomnianych słów i pojęć, ale też anegdot o znanych i nieznanych pisarzach, muzykach, podróżnikach i politykach, dla których książki były czymś niesłychanie ważnym. Bibliofile zdają się tu być j...
We had been married in this loft, in full view of our mutually quarantined Melvilles. Promising to love each other for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health -- even promising to forsake all others -- had been no problem, but it was a good thing the Book of Common Prayer didn't say anything...
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