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Bookworms: Great Writers and Readers Celebrate Reading

Bookworms: Great Writers and Readers Celebrate Reading

by Laura Furman
     
 
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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786703951
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/19/1996
Edition description:
1 CARROLL
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.11(d)

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