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An Open Book: Chapters fom a Readers Life
An Open Book: Chapters fom a Readers Life by Michael Dirda 0393326144 9780393326147
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An Open Book: Chapters fom a Readers Life by Michael Dirda

An Open Book is the exuberant, wonderfully entertaining story of how comics and adventure novels, poetry and Proust can change your life. Hailed by readers and critics alike, An Open Book is, in the words of literary critic Morris Dickstein, charming, memorable, and irresistible ... a glowing tribute to the world of books and the life of the mind. In its pages, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist Michael Dirda re-creates, with captivating humor and poignancy, his boyhood in working-class Ohio and his later education at Oberlin College. Along the way he recalls his colorful family, friends, and teachers-and the great writers and fictional characters who fueled his imagination. Like Eudora Weltys One Writers Beginnings before it, this marvelous memoir (Kirkus Reviews) conveys all the excitement of a lifelong passion for reading. Book jacket.

Author: Michael Dirda

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 338

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2004-12-17

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ISBN: 0393326144

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