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Readings Essays & Literary Entertainments

by Michael Dirda

  • ISBN: 9780253338242
  • ISBN10: 0253338247

Readings Essays & Literary Entertainments

by Michael Dirda

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780253338242
  • ISBN10: 0253338247
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Description: Since 1993 Washington Post Book World has published a monthly column by Michael Dirda called "Readings". Personal, erudite, serious, and sometimes playful, these columns cover a variety of subjects: classics in translation, intellectual history, children's books, fantasy and crime fiction, American and European literature, poetry, innovative writing, the joys of collecting first editions, rediscovering neglected novels, ghost stories, teaching writing, and the challenges of parenthood and life in general. Dirda is a writer's reader and a reader's writer. He is an impeccable guide to good reading from the light -- he loves P. G. Wodehouse -- to scholarly esoterica. His columns are always worth a pause, always worth reading, always worth coming back to. Readings presents his most memorable essays, including "The Crime of His Life" (a youthful caper), "Bookman's Saturday" (the scheming of a book collector), "Weekend with Wodehouse", "Mr. Wright" (an exemplary high school teacher), "Listening to My Father", "Turning Fifty", and "Millennial Readings". This is a book to keep on your bedside table for ending the day with pleasurable reading.
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