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  • 144 Nombre de pages
This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. Writing with humour and erudition, Fadima... Lire la suite
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This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. Writing with humour and erudition, Fadiman moves easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family.

Auteur
Anne Fadiman is editor of The American Scholar and an award-winning journalist. Her first book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down won the US National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction. She lives in New York City.

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A charming account of a lifelong obsession with books, which combines anecdotes about figures such as Orwell and Coleridge with tales of the author's own pathologically literary family. "One of the most delightful volumes to have come across my desk in a long while..." Robert McCrum, )The Observer(.



Résumé
The author is the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of "Fanny Hill", and who once found herself poring over a 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only thing in her apartment that she had not read at least twice. This title recounts her lifelong obsession with books.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Ex Libris
Sous-titre: Confessions of a Common Reader
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Code EAN: 9780140283709
ISBN: 978-0-14-028370-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Penguin Books
Genre: Autres littératures
nombre de pages: 144
Poids: 110g
Taille: H181mm x B111mm x T11mm
Année: 2000

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