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Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission by Ondaatje, Michael 0385720866 9780385720861
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Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission by Ondaatje, Michael

An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lostgreat books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors ofBrick: A Literary Magazine,Lost Classicsis a readers delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, being lovers of books, weve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory. Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages ofLost Classics. Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa AbeysekarasBringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalousDoctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogueToo Late to Turn Backby Barbara Greenethe slightly ditzy cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a childrens book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William GoldingsPincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoirs account of his experiences on the set of Orson WellessOthello, and much, much more.

Author: Ondaatje, Michael

Language: English

Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2001-08-21

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