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Fear of Books

by Holbrook Jackson

  • ISBN: 9780252070402
  • ISBN10: 0252070402

Fear of Books

by Holbrook Jackson

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780252070402
  • ISBN10: 0252070402
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Description: An unmitigated delight for any bibliophile, Holbrook Jackson's musings on the joys of reading combine his irrepressible wit with the wisdom of famous readers from all corners of the world. These three volumes are a leisurely, luxuriant confabulation on "the usefulness, purpose, and pleasures that proceed from books."

Violent reactions to books, whether from jealous wives, political hacks, or righteous church leaders, indicate books' power over readers and their ability to inspire change. The Fear of Books interweaves Jackson's thoughts with the words of others to consider the trials and tribulations -- burning, pulping, shredding, and censoring -- to which books have been subjected throughout history and the fears that lead to such behavior.

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0252070402. No marks or creases; very clean copy. Books have threatened rulers for centuries, resulting in the burning of entire libraries.; 208 pages.
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0252070402. No marks or creases; very clean copy. Books have threatened rulers for centuries, resulting in the burning of entire libraries.; 208 pages.
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