: A year of reading, collecting, and living with books

by Michael Dirda
6th December, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda has been hailed as the best-read person in America (The Paris Review) and the best book critic in America (The New York Observer). His latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on a life in literature. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore-of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand.Funny and erudite, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover.

Details & Specs

Author: Michael Dirda

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781681772585

Publication Date: 6th December, 2016

Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 6 days

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