Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 M09 30 - 232 páginas
Intimate, humorous, and insightful, Readings is a collection of classic essays and reviews by Michael Dirda, book critic of the Washington Post and winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. From a first reading of Beckett and Faulkner at the feet of an inspirational high-school English teacher to a meeting of the P. G. Wodehouse Society, from an obsession with Nabokov's Lolita to the discovery of the Japanese epic The Tale of Genji, these essays chronicle a lifetime of literary enjoyment.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Whitney - Goodreads

"Through books we can augment our inherently limited selves, explore that achy solitude we all carry around within us." Leer comentario completo

READINGS: Essays and Literary Entertainments

Crítica de los usuarios  - Kirkus

A delightful compendium of Dirda's most memorable Washington Post Book World essays revels in seven years' worth of bibliophilic passion. Although the 46 "literary entertainments" collected here range ... Leer comentario completo

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Michael Dirda, who won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism at the Washington Post Book World, is the author of An Open Book, Bound to Please, and Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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