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Read online Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments Intimate humorous and insightful Readings is a collection of classic essays and reviews by Michael Dirda book critic of the em Washington Post em and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism From a first reading of Beckett and Faulkner at the feet of an inspirational high school English teacher to a meeting of the P G Wodehouse Society from an obsession with Nabokov s em Lolita em to the discovery of the Japanese epic em The Tale of Genji em these essays chronicle a lifetime of literary enjoyment by Michael Dirda

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Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments
Title:Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Essays, Books about books, Non fiction, Literary criticism, Literature, Writing, Criticism
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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 i On Conan Doyle i br br 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 br br 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, No description available, One of the great masterpieces of Russian literature the em Red Cavalry em cycle retains today the shocking freshness that made Babel s reputation when the stories were first published in the s Using his own experiences as a journalist and propagandist with the Red Army during the war against Poland Babel brings to life an astonishing cast of characters from the exuberant violent era of early Soviet history commissars and colonels Cossacks and peasants and among them the bespectacled Jewish writer intellectual observing it all and trying to establish his role in the new Russia br br br Drawn from the acclaimed award winning em Complete Works of Isaac Babel em this volume includes all of the em Red Cavalry em cycle Babel s diary from which the material for the fiction was drawn and his preliminary sketches for the stories the whole constituting a fascinating picture of a great writer turning life into art, Intimate humorous and insightful Readings is a collection of classic essays and reviews by Michael Dirda book critic of the em Washington Post em and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism From a first reading of Beckett and Faulkner at the feet of an inspirational high school English teacher to a meeting of the P G Wodehouse Society from an obsession with Nabokov s em Lolita em to the discovery of the Japanese epic em The Tale of Genji em these essays chronicle a lifetime of literary enjoyment