Reading and the Art of Librarianship: Selected Essays of John B. Nicholson, Jr.

Reading and the Art of Librarianship: Selected Essays of John B. Nicholson, Jr.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780866565851
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/1986
Series: Collection Management Series
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface
  • Section I—The Nature of Reading: Joys, Pleasures, and Fears
  • Of the Pleasure of Rereading
  • A Disease Known as Bibliophobia
  • Power of the Unread
  • A Matter of Taste
  • Jam for Today
  • Good Books
  • A Desert Island Test
  • The Act of Reading
  • Unexpected Pleasures
  • Friends
  • The Power of Books
  • Surprised by Joy
  • A Long Dinner
  • Dialogue With the Author
  • Section II—Literary Creation and Types of Literature
  • Exceptional Pleasures
  • Books to Live Without
  • Christmas Packages
  • Counting Cats in Zanzibar
  • Books and Winter
  • Books About Books
  • Family Sagas
  • John Drinkwater and T. H. White on England and America
  • Literary Creation
  • The Familiar Essay
  • Books and Journeys
  • What Makes a Good Book?
  • Bibliographic Ghosts
  • Too Many Books?
  • Literary Criticism
  • Across Canada
  • Alone
  • Classics and Bestsellers
  • Secret Worlds
  • The Debonaire
  • Springbord Books
  • Fairy Tales
  • Section III—Eleven Authors
  • A Succeeding Pleasure: Constance Home
  • Last of the Procounsuls: John Buchan
  • A Murderous Love Affair
  • An Enemy of the Devil
  • The Jewel Naulakha
  • Charles Dickens
  • Austin Tappan Wright
  • Charles Williams
  • Stephen R. Donaldson
  • His People, His Country
  • Edwin Way Teale
  • Section IV—Book Collecting
  • Disreputable Scholarship
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Books as Treasures
  • From Bibliomania to Bibliophobia
  • Book Shops
  • Book Hunting
  • What Collectors Collect
  • Disposing of Collections
  • A Book Mystery
  • When Is a Book Not a Book?
  • Section V—Libraries, Librarianship, and the Freedom to Read
  • Information Retrieval
  • Books in Unexpected Places
  • Computers
  • Libraries and Technology
  • Humor in the Library
  • The Coonskin Library
  • Edwin W. Willoughby
  • The Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Conversations and the Freedom to Read
  • Blanche McCrum
  • Carnegie Libraries
  • The Bookish Empire
  • The Freedom to Read
  • Index

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