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Product Description: 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)...read more

Hardcover:

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

Paperback:

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

CD/Spoken Word:

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: 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

Hardcover:

9780691151359 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 10, 2011, cover price $19.95

Paperback:

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: 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

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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)

Hardcover:

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)

Hardcover:

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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This new edition of the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is more exceptional than ever, solidifying its place as the one thesaurus every writer (or aspiring writer) will want to have. This book provides more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, with copious real-life example sentences and careful selection and ordering of the most relevant synonyms. Additional features include notes on American English usage and word spectrums showing the shades of meaning between polar opposites. The text is enhanced with thoughtful mini-essays on favorite words by ten noted contemporary writers--David Auburn, Michael Dirda, David Lehman, Erin McKean, Stephin Merritt, Francine Prose, Zadie Smith, Jean Strouse, David Foster Wallace, and Simon Winchester.This new edition has been updated and enhanced, including a new foreword by award-winning author Rick Moody. Additionally, the second edition introduces new Word Toolkits, which use an exciting visual display of information to demonstrate the nuances in meaning and use of closely related words. Also new to this edition is a center section including thematic word lists, as well as a comprehensive language guide with writing tips. The new features are based on findings from Oxford's groundbreaking language research program and the Oxford English Corpus.The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is truly (surely, certainly, unquestionably) the perfect tool for discriminating writers of all varieties looking for the perfect word.Praise for the first edition:"The best new array of synonyms around."--William Safire, The New York Times Magazine"The only problem in consulting this book could be that the original purpose soon is lost while the reader becomes immersed in one fascinating passage after another." --Richmond Times Dispatch"Practice writing sharper essays with just the right words from the new Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus."-Parade "A person looking up a word may continue reading for another 15 minutes or so just out of interestThis is probably the best thesaurus yet."--Desert News"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source."--American Libraries "A title that breathes fresh life into a genre very much in need of CPR. This work breaks away from the traditional format of simple lists of synonyms and antonyms by offering a number of ingenious and helpful features set within boxes in the text.... Highly recommended."--Library Journal (Starred Review)"In the jargon of sportscasters The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is a triple threat: It's a freshly conceived guide to finding just the right word, it's published by the greatest name in English reference books, and it offers thoughtful, amusing and provocative mini-essays on 240 favorite words by nine distinguished contemporary writers."--Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize winning critic and longtime journalist for The Washington Post"This very readable reference will help writers find the most precise word for their needs.... Current, thoughtful, and attractively formatted, this is an indispensable tool for writers."--School Library Journal (Starred Review)"Perhaps the thesaurus's most fascinating feature is lengthy lists of words that link opposites--fat and thin, comic and tragic, interesting and boring. With this book close at hand, no one will call you the thesaurus's ultimate synonym for writer: a hack."--Village Voice
By Christine A. Lindberg (compiler) and Rick Moody (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780199829927 | 3 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 24, 2012), cover price $40.00
9780195342840 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 11, 2008), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This new edition of the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is more exceptional than ever, solidifying its place as the one thesaurus every writer (or aspiring writer) will want to have.

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Organized thematically, a collection of essays introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining and informative books, covering masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction, horror and adventure, epics, history, philosophy, essays, and children's literature, by authors ranging from Sappho and Petronius to Frederick Douglass, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.

Hardcover:

9780151012510 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, November 5, 2007), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Organized thematically, a collection of essays introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining and informative books, covering masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction, horror and adventure, epics, history, philosophy, essays, and children's literature, by authors ranging from Sappho and Petronius to Frederick Douglass, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
9780134722184, titled "Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry" | Ellis Horwood Ltd, January 1, 1992, cover price $86.00 | also contains Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry

Paperback:

9780156033855 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, November 10, 2008), cover price $18.95

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

Paperback:

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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A showcase of one hundred of the world's most significant books is comprised of some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's introductory essays on such writers as James Boswell, Colette, and Joseph Roth, in a volume that includes explorations of a range of genres as well as numerous specific works. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780393057577 | W W Norton & Co Inc, December 22, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A showcase of one hundred of the world's most significant books offers the author's introductory essays on such writers as James Boswell, Colette, and Joseph Roth, and includes explorations of a range of genres and specific works.

Paperback:

9780393329636 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2007), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A showcase of one hundred of the world's most significant books is comprised of some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's introductory essays on such writers as James Boswell, Colette, and Joseph Roth, in a volume that includes explorations of a range of genres as well as numerous specific works.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic offers a personal meditation on the relationship between books and life and on the role of books in teaching us how to live, drawing on sources ranging from Dr. Seuss to Simone Weil to explores the ways in which the written word informs and enriches virtually every aspect of life. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780805078770 | Henry Holt & Co, May 2, 2006, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Offers a personal meditation on the relationship between books and life and on the role of books in teaching us how to live, drawing on sources ranging from Dr.

Paperback:

9780805083385 | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, May 1, 2007), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic offers a personal meditation on the relationship between books and life and on the role of books in teaching us how to live, drawing on sources ranging from Dr.

Miscellaneous:

9781429900287 | 1 edition (Henry Holth & Co, April 1, 2007), cover price $9.99

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The memoirs of a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and critic discusses his childhood and education in small-town Ohio, his colorful family and friends, and his voracious appetite for reading. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780393057560 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2003), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The memoirs of a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and critic discusses his childhood and education in small-town Ohio, his colorful family and friends, and his voracious appetite for reading.

Paperback:

9780393326147 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, December 30, 2004), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The memoirs of a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and critic discusses his childhood and education in small-town Ohio, his colorful family and friends, and his voracious appetite for reading.

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In this thesaurus, more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms can be found, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing, quick guides to easily confused words, and other useful features.

Hardcover:

9780195170764 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 21, 2004, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: 'Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source.

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Product Description: The Captain Of The 'Pole-Star:' Weird And Imaginative Fiction

Hardcover:

9781553100683 | Ash Tree Pr, June 30, 2004, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: The Captain Of The 'Pole-Star:' Weird And Imaginative Fiction

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A collection of classic essays and reviews by a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post includes writings on the author's first experiences of Beckett and Faulkner in high school, a meeting of the P.G. Wodehouse Society, and a discovery of the Japanese epic The Tale of Genji. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780253338242 | Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: ReadingsLiterary Entertainments Michael Dirda The best of the column, "Readings," fromWashington Post Book World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Dirda.

Paperback:

9780393324891 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2003), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A collection of classic essays and reviews by a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post includes writings on the author's first experiences of Beckett and Faulkner in high school, a meeting of the P.

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