Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading

Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading

by Steven Gilbar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567920956
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

ForewordVII
The Commerce of Reading3
On Reading Old Books7
Books11
Reading at Walden17
Of Kings' Treasuries23
Books Unread29
Books Which Have Influenced Me35
On Reading39
The Magic of the Book45
To Read or Not to Read55
Out of a Book59
Good Readers and Good Writers67
Pillow Books73
The Lost Childhood79
Too Much, Too Fast85
Why Read the Classics?89
Magpies97
Reading, the Most Dangerous Game101
Where I Read What I Read109
The Noblest Distraction119
True Confessions of a Reader127
Notes from a Confession135
Notes on Contributors145
Bibliography149
Acknowledgments151

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