Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements

Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements

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Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements by Dwight Garner

“A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements,” Read Me is a fascinating collection of more than 300 surprising and strange, beautiful and funny vintage book ads that together reveal the hidden history of America’s literary culture over the past 100 years. Dwight Garner, daily book critic for the New York Times, has gathered hundreds of examples of original publishers’ ads that offer fresh, sometimes startlingly different looks at some of America’s greatest  writers—from Hemingway and Fitzgerald to Kerouac, Updike, and Mailer, to Susan Sontag, Toni Morrison, and Hunter S. Thompson. An edifying and eye-opening delight, Dwight Garner’s Read Me is an indispensable slice of Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061572197
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dwight Garner is a book critic for the New York Times. A former senior editor of the New York Times Book Review, he was the founding books editor of Salon.com. His writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Oxford American, The Nation, Slate, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere, and he is at work on a biography of James Agee. Garner lives in Garrison, New York, with his wife and two children.

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