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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.

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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: An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that “if you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do,” James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would “live, read, and perhaps even write...read more

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9780300213195 | Yale Univ Pr, August 25, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia.
9780443048517, titled "Emery and Rimoin''s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics" | 3rd edition (Churchill Livingstone, June 1, 1997), cover price $350.00 | also contains Emery and Rimoin''s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics | About this edition: The only comprehensive book in the field, this text is a veritable encyclopedia of medical genetics.

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9780300223552 | Yale Univ Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia.

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Product Description: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem. Unlike most literature and religion books, which tend to focus on Christianity and take a highly theoretical approach inappropriate for non-specialists, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion offers an accessible treatment of both Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions...read more
By Susan M. Felch (editor)

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9781107097841 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem.

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9781107483910 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2016), cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem.

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Product Description: An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish format plays a role in some of the twentieth century's most famous literary experiments...read more

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9780823270972 | Fordham Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish format plays a role in some of the twentieth century's most famous literary experiments.

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9780823270989 | Fordham Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish format plays a role in some of the twentieth century's most famous literary experiments.

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Product Description: One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today.Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere...read more
By Bethanne Patrick (editor)

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9781941393659 | Regan Arts, March 29, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today.

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Product Description: AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality...read more
By Marion Bolognesi (illustrator) and Cara Nicoletti

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9781410485946 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, January 20, 2016), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life.
9780316242998 | Little Brown & Co, August 18, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: AN IRRESISTIBLE LITERARY FEAST Stories and recipes inspired by the world's great books As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life.

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Product Description: Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story. Is Snappsy reading a book ... or is he making CRAFTY plans? Is Snappsy on his way to the grocery store ... or is he PROWLING the forest for defenseless birds and fuzzy bunnies? Is Snappsy innocently shopping for a party ...read more
By Tim Miller (illustrator)

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9780451469458 | Viking Childrens Books, February 2, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story.

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Product Description: In 2010 Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would "live, read, and perhaps even write"...read more
By Graeme Malcolm (narrator)

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9781511364348 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, January 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In 2010 Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia.

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Product Description: A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's yearlong journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than 20 years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me...read more

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9781631490675 | Liveright Pub Corp, May 4, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author’s year-long journey through a book from every country.
9780387978758, titled "Harmonic Function Theory" | Springer Verlag, December 1, 1992, cover price $44.95 | also contains Harmonic Function Theory | About this edition: Harmonic functions - the solutions of Laplace's equation - play a crucial role in many areas of mathematics, physics, and engineering.

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9781511327510 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 1, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's yearlong journey through a book from every country.

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Product Description: Dealing mainly with the works of William Shakespeare, the essays in Close Readings without Readings reflect Stephen Booth’s lifelong interest in uncovering the ways great literature works upon readers. As the book’s title suggests, the author does not aim to create new or novel interpretations or to uncover the political agendas of literary works, but to notice language patterns—repetitions, analogies, correspondences, echoes, overtones—and other ways in which the choice and the arrangement of words affect readers...read more

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9781611478907 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, December 14, 2015, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Dealing mainly with the works of William Shakespeare, the essays in Close Readings without Readings reflect Stephen Booth’s lifelong interest in uncovering the ways great literature works upon readers.

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Product Description: An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise...read more

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9780393080964 | Upd exp edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 16, 2015), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.

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9781511329064 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.

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Product Description: Is there a significant difference between engagement with a game and engagement with a movie or novel? Can interactivity contribute to immersion, or is there a trade-off between the immersive "world" aspect of texts and their interactive "game" dimension? As Marie-Laure Ryan demonstrates in Narrative as Virtual Reality 2, the questions raised by the new interactive technologies have their precursors and echoes in pre-electronic literary and artistic traditions...read more

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9781421417974 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 20, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Is there a significant difference between engagement with a game and engagement with a movie or novel?

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Product Description: Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature...read more
By Scott Turow (foreword by)

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9781627791458 | Henry Holt & Co, October 28, 2014, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.

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9781250074690 | Picador USA, November 3, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.

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Product Description: In this delightful collection, forty-three acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read, and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback only, original contributors include Margaret Atwood, J...read more
By Antonia Fraser (editor)

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9781632862280 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 20, 2015, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this delightful collection, forty-three acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read, and what makes them continue to do so.

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Product Description: A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year...read more
By Joanna Neborsky (illustrator) and Tom Nissley

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9780393239621 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 4, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion.

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Product Description: Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students...read more

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9781506314938 | Corwin Pr, October 2, 2015, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge.

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Product Description: Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading. Focusing on reading as a physical practice, McLaughlin analyzes the role of the eyes, the hands, postures and gestures, bodily habits and other physical spaces, with discussions ranging from James Joyce to the digital future of reading...read more

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9781137541314 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 16, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading.

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Product Description: If books are among our friends, we ought to choose them wisely. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. In Writers to Read, Doug Wilson—someone who’s spent a lifetime writing, reading, and teaching others to do the same—introduces us to nine of his favorite authors from the last 150 years, exploring their interesting lives, key works, and enduring legacies...read more

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9781433545832 | Crossway Books, August 31, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: If books are among our friends, we ought to choose them wisely.

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Product Description: Why was Thomas Hardy's first novel never published? What happened to the manuscript of the long promised 'magnum opus' that Truman Capote never delivered? Why did Heinrich Böll abandon his Paradise Lost? These and many other intriguing mysteries are uncovered in this comprehensive guide to literature's lost and unfinished masterpieces...read more
By Bernard Richards (editor)

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9781844037933 | Cassell, August 4, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Why was Thomas Hardy's first novel never published?

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Product Description: Dead White Guys is a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals, as citizens, and in our careers...read more

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9781632280176 | Pgw, June 9, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Dead White Guys is a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country.
9780383035370, titled "The Whole Language Catalog Supplement on Authentic Assessment" | Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub Co, January 1, 1992, cover price $34.95 | also contains The Whole Language Catalog Supplement on Authentic Assessment

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Product Description: Why do we need fiction? Why do books need  to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Do we read to challenge our vision of  the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I’m Reading From, the novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over decades of critical reading—from Leopardi, Dickens, and Chekhov, to Virginia Woolf, D...read more

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9781590178843 | New York Review of Books, May 12, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Why do we need fiction?
9780387101316, titled "Electron Microscopy at Molecular Dimensions: State of the Art and Strategies for the Future" | Springer Verlag, October 1, 1980, cover price $86.95 | also contains Electron Microscopy at Molecular Dimensions: State of the Art and Strategies for the Future

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Product Description: Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)Now: Begin.Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End...read more

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9781452112336 | Chronicle Books Llc, May 5, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Step One: Find a story.

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Product Description: Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us...read more

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9781611175080 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, April 14, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J.
9780395352076, titled "Grid Sheet Booklet for Programming for Microcomputers" | Houghton Mifflin School, December 1, 1983, cover price $7.56 | also contains Grid Sheet Booklet for Programming for Microcomputers

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Product Description: A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist “Poetry,” Jane Hirshfield has said, “is language that foments revolutions of being.” In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some of the ways this is done—by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language’s own acts of discovery; by the powers of  image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction...read more

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9780385351058 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 17, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist “Poetry,” Jane Hirshfield has said, “is language that foments revolutions of being.

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