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Rereadings - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374530549

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ISBN13: 978-0374530549
ISBN10: 0374530548
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Rereadings - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374530549

Anne Fadiman

ISBN13: 978-0374530549
ISBN10: 0374530548
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Is a book the same book-- or a reader the same reader-- the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of ''Rereadings ''is Anne Fadiman and readers of her bestselling book ''Ex Libris ''will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts Allegra Goodman Vivian Gornick Patricia Hampl Phillip Lopate and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from ''Pride and Prejudice ''to ''Sue Barton Student Nurse'' These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. ''Rereadings ''reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

Table of Contents

On Rereading:

Forward by Anne Fadiman David Samuels

Marginal Notes on the Inner Lives of People with Cluttered Apartments in the East Seventies Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger Patricia Hampl

Relics of Saint Katherine The Journal Letters and Storiesof Katherine Mansfield Sven Birkerts

Love's Wound Love's Salve Pan by Knut Hamsun Vijay Seshadri

Whitman's Triumph "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman Arthur Krystal

Kid Roberts and Me The Leather Pushers by H.C. Witwer Diana Kappel Smith

My Life with a Field Guide A Field Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and Northcentral North America by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny Luc Sante

A Companion of the Prophet Arthur Rimbaud by Enid Starkie Katherine Ashenburg

Three Doctors' Daughters The Sue Barton Books by Helen Dore Boylston Jamie James "You Shall Hear of Me" Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Vivian Gornick

Love with a Capital L The Vagabondand

The Shackle by Colette Michael Upchurch

Stead Made Me Do It House of All Nations by Christina Stead Allegra Goodman

Pemberley Previsited Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pico Iyer

Lawrence by Lightning The Virgin and the Gypsy by D.H. Lawrence Barbara Sjoholm

The Ice Palace "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen Evelyn Toynton

Revisiting Brideshead Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Phillip Lopate

The Pursuit of Worldliness The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal David Michaels

The Back of the Album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles

About the Contributors

Acknowledgments

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