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Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more, not to overlook a few rants about Washington life and American culture. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, essential books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand. Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover. "

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9781410485007 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, December 23, 2015), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.
9781605988443 | Pegasus Books, August 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life―the perfect companion for any lover of books.

Paperback:

9781681772585 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, December 6, 2016), cover price $15.95

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9781504616089 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.

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Product Description: All four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, collected in a unique Graphic Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Michael Dirda Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock Holmes stories have never been surpassed...read more
By Michael Dirda (introduced by) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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9780143107132 | Penguin Classics, November 24, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: All four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, collected in a unique Graphic Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Michael Dirda Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock Holmes stories have never been surpassed.

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Product Description: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the postmoderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson and Ralph Waldo Emerson to Marilynne Robinson and Hunter S...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504616072 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.
9781504616065 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Browsings collects fifty of Dirda's witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves.

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Product Description: Filling an important gap in the literary world, The Richard Peabody Reader is a wide-ranging selection of this great writer’s poetry and prose. As a publisher, Peabody’s steadfast dedication to that which is new, challenging, innovative, and dynamic has won him a wide reputation among writers whose work he has championed...read more
By Michael Dirda (introduced by)

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9780984832989 | Santa Fe Writers Project, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Filling an important gap in the literary world, The Richard Peabody Reader is a wide-ranging selection of this great writer’s poetry and prose.

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Product Description: A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars―the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider’s account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars...read more

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9780691151359 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 10, 2011, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups.

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9780691164120 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 9, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars―the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups.

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Product Description: "So remarkable in truth is this novel that I cannot understand why it is not universally known and admired." - Hugh Walpole "I Am Jonathan Scrivener remains a tantalizing, highly diverting philosophical novel of rare elegance and wit...read more
By Michael Dirda (foreword by) and Claude Houghton

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9781939140081 | Valancourt Books, April 1, 2013, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: "So remarkable in truth is this novel that I cannot understand why it is not universally known and admired.

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Product Description: Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can’t see why everybody who isn’t a child, everybody who’s theoretically old enough to have understood what death means, doesn’t spend all his time thinking about it...read more
By Michael Dirda (introduced by)

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9781590176160 | Reprint edition (New York Review of Books, May 7, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death.

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Product Description: James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel, A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not know—Robert Phelps...read more
By Michael Dirda (foreword by)

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9781582436050 | Counterpoint, August 1, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not know—Robert Phelps.

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9781582437262 | Counterpoint, July 12, 2011, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel, A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that in 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a writer and critic he did not know—Robert Phelps.

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Product Description: Widely praised for his recent translations of Boethius and Ariosto, David R. Slavitt returns to Ovid, once again bringing to the contemporary ear the spirited, idiomatic, audacious charms of this master poet. The love described here is the anguished, ruinous kind, for which Ovid was among the first to find expression...read more
By Michael Dirda (introduced by)

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9780674059047 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 1, 2011, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Widely praised for his recent translations of Boethius and Ariosto, David R.

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Product Description: Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research...read more
By Michael Dirda (introduced by)

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9780307592682 | Everymans Library, February 2, 2010, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.

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Product Description: The Creative Impulse Combined: An Introduction to the Arts (Vol 1
By Michael Dirda (introduced by)

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9780131898615, titled "The Creative Impulse Combined: An Introduction to the Arts" | 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, January 1, 1993), cover price $50.67 | also contains The Creative Impulse Combined: An Introduction to the Arts | About this edition: The Creative Impulse Combined: An Introduction to the Arts (Vol 1

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