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Passion for Books, A
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PASSION FOR BOOKS, A

HARDBACK BY SALWAK, DALE

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ISBN
9780333714485
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PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
 
 
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PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
23 APR 1999

DESCRIPTION

Leading writers and critics, including Margaret Drabble, Alan Sillitoe and Ferdinand Mount, share their passion for books and the joys of reading in an inspiring collection of essays and writings. A Passion for Books is both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete. This book, itself a joy to read, is written for anyone who cares at all about the past and future of books and reading.

CONTENTS

Preface Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors PART ONE: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS The Pleasure of Reading; J.Epstein Other Worlds to Inhabit; J.Bayley Casaabon's Syndrome, or Reader Rampant; F.Mount Books in My Life; G.T.Tanselle PART TWO: BOOKS OF OUR OWN Hooked...; N.King Mountains and Caverns; A.Sillitoe Obsessed by Thomas Mann; J.Meyers Encountering Philip Larkin; D.Salwak Devouring of the Printed Page; A.Thwaite Discovering Jane Eyre ; C.Peters The Radiant Way and After; M.Drabble Reading My Father; M.Gordon Into Terra Nova: A Crossing with Books; L.L.Nagy Sine Qua Non; F.H.Bachelder The Performer and the Reader; M.Ellis PART THREE: FUTURE CONCERNS Literature Without Books? L.Lerner The Sad Demise of the Personal Library; J.Shapiro The Future of the Academic Book; G.Davies The End of the Book? Some Perspectives on Media Change; E.L.Eisenstein Related Works Index