Bookworms: Great Writers and Readers Celebrate Reading

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The authors have gathered stories and essays, poems, letters, journals, memoirs, and scenes from novels by distinguished writers who extol the virtues of reading. These selections remind us of the exciting, ever-expanding new world we discovered when reading first entered our lives.
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The authors have gathered stories and essays, poems, letters, journals, memoirs, and scenes from novels by distinguished writers who extol the virtues of reading. These selections remind us of the exciting, ever-expanding new world we discovered when reading first entered our lives.
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In this celebration of writing, Furman and Standard, both teachers and writers, have chosen some 85 selections and quotations from mostly modern American and European authors. The editors have included the famous, such as Emerson, Flaubert, and Rilke, and lesser-known contemporaries, such as poet Laura Jensen and the editors themselves. Among the nonwriters included is artist Eugne Delacroix. The introduction does not divulge why the editors undertook this particular project or what their criteria for selection were. The selections are organized into five sections: Young Readers, Sorts of Readers, Reading Aloud, Reading Ahead (the electronic media), and Privileged Pleasure (a celebration of reading). Introductions to the selections are often sketchy. One of the most moving pieces is by Miep Gies, the Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank's family. Selections by Tamar Lewin and Emily Post are amusing, while classic passages such as Keats's "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" are also included. The anthology may be of interest to public libraries and book clubs.-Nancy Patterson Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, N.C.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786703951
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/19/1996
  • Edition description: 1 CARROLL
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.11 (d)

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Laura Furman
Laura Furman

Laura Furman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and other magazines. She is the founding editor of the highly regarded American Short Fiction (three-time finalist for the American Magazine Award). A professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, she teaches in the graduate James A. Michener Center for writers. She lives in Austin.

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