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By Anne Fadiman (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 5, 2006
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374530549
ISBN-10 0374530548
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Is a book the same book―or a reader the same reader―the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never.

The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse.

These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. Rereadings reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics, the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows, no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

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9780374249427 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.00
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 5, 2006)
9780374530549 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Is a book the same book―or a reader the same reader―the second time around?

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