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Call #
418.4019 W
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
viii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-247) and index.
Summary
Draws on the author's extensive research from "Proust and the Squid" to consider the future of the reading brain and its capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection in today's highly digitized world.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780062388780
Call #
809.933 P
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
xix, 455 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Summary
The author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy shares insights into the art of writing while exploring how education, religion, and science, as well as his favorite classics, helped shaped his literary life.
Subject
Alt Author
Mason, Simon (Editor)
ISBN/ISSN
9780525521174 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call #
818 PAUL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents
Introduction: Why keep track? -- Brave new world: You shouldn't be reading that -- Slaves of New York: The literary life -- The trial: A book with no ending -- Catch-22: Never enough -- The Norton anthology of English literature: Required reading -- Into that darkness: Voyeurism -- The grapes of wrath: Among readers -- A journey of one's own: Books that change your life -- Anna Karenina: Heroines -- Swimming to Cambodia: The company of narrators -- Wild swans: Inspirational reading -- The wisdom of the body: In love with a book -- The magic mountain: Different interpretations -- Autobiography of a face: On self-help -- Flashman: I do not like your books -- The master and Margarita: Recommendations -- The hunger games: No time to read -- A wrinkle in time: Reading with children -- Bad news: Tearjerkers -- Les misérables: Why read? -- A spy among friends: Other writers -- Epilogue: The lives we read.
Summary
"Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. For twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books she reads, rather than the life she leads. Or does it? Over time, it's become clear that this Book of Books, or Bob, as she calls him, tells a much bigger story. For Paul, as for many readers, books reflect her inner life-- her fantasies and hopes, her dreams and ideas. And her life, in turn, influences which books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, diversion or self-reflection, information or entertainment. My Life with Bob isn't about what's in those books; it's about the relationship between books and readers. Bob was with her when she struggled to get through the Norton Anthology of English Literature in college and when she read Anna Karenina while living abroad alone. He was there when she fell in love and much needed when she sought solace in self-help and memoirs like Autobiography of a Face. Through marriage and divorce, remarriage (The Master and Margarita) and parenthood (The Hunger Games), professional setbacks and successes, Bob recorded what she read while all that happened. The diary--now coffee-stained and frayed--is the record of a lifelong love affair with books, and has come to mean more to her than any other material possession. My Life with Bob is a testament to the power of books to provide the perspective, courage, companionship, and ultimately self-knowledge to forge our own path"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781627796316 hardcover
1627796312 hardcover
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