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Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living With Books
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pegasus Books
Publication date December 6, 2016
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781681772585
ISBN-10 1681772582
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
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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.

Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded for his reviews in The Washington Post, he picked up an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for his most recent book, On Conan Doyle.

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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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 23, 2015)
9781410485007 | details & prices | 351 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $31.99
from Pegasus Books (August 15, 2015)
9781605988443 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Pegasus Books (December 6, 2016)
9781681772585 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $15.95
About: 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504616089
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 30, 2016)
9781504616089 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: 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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