A Reader's Delight

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UPNE, 1988 - Literary Collections - 208 pages
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One of America's finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.
  

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User Review  - Earth619 - LibraryThing

This book is like having an educated, intelligent friend personally recommend books to you that you would not find or pick up on your own. I am only halfway through because I keep having to stop in ... Read full review

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Enjoyed parts of this, then the library lost its copy. Someday I'll return to it. Read full review

Contents

A Nearly Perfect Comedy
3
To Awaken Quite Alone
8
A Thousand and One Chinese Nights
14
A Kind of Writing for Which No Name Exists
20
A Book That Could Cure Suicide
25
A Future Ruled by Magic
30
The Fables of George Ade
35
Falling in Love with Stendhal
40
Sailing to London
117
Men in Boxcars
123
A Man of Many Letters
127
Love Longing and Death
131
Philip Larkins Greatest Poem
136
Quest of the MullaMulgars
141
Prisoner in Wartime Italy
145
tgj Ducklings and Unhappy Swans
151

Moving in Eccentric Circles
46
Lament for a Young Wife
51
Thinking Rabbits and Talking Crows
57
Taking Ghosts Seriously
62
The Decline and Fall of Switzerland
68
Gulliver Goes to Washington
72
Lords and Pagans
80
The Best American Novel about World War II
84
After Jane Austen Who?
90
Americas Greatest Diarist
93
The NightandFog People
100
Irreverence in the Year 1239
107
A Tale of Many Virtues
112
Medieval Japan
155
Vove About Nirvana
159
n an Offhand Manner
164
The First Novel about the American Revolution
169
An Englishwomans Brilliantly Recorded Life
173
The Best of All Imaginary Islands
177
A C S Lewis Miscellany
182
A Girl a Horseand for Once a Good Book
186
A Genius Grew in Brooklyn
190
Huck Finns French Counterpart
194
Tanya Must Die
199
A Note on Availability
205
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Perrin has taught English at Dartmouth College since 1959, while learning and writing about the ways of rural New England.

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