Where Books Fall Open: A Readers Anthology of Wit and Passion: A Reader's Anthology of Wit and Passion

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - Fiction - 149 pages
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This is a book about books, about the pleasures, passions, and rewards of reading, about authors dedicated to writing and readers who delight in words in the right order. It contains a rich selection devoted to this seductive subject, from Calvino's meditation on selecting a title in a bookstore to Woolf's essays on the joys of "the common reader," from Schwartz's "Ruined by Reading" to Eco's "How to Organize a Public Library." The book is illuminated by sixteen full-color paintings by Bascove, who here serves as editor, illustrator, and primum mobile. Produced to the highest standards, it is not only a gift for the literary, but also an inducement to the diffident.
 

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Contents

Italo Calvino
1
Raymond Carver
12
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
18
Dorothy Parker
24
Robertson Davies
28
Muriel Rukeyser
37
Anna Akhmatova
42
Calvin Trillin
49
Edna St Vincent Millay
55
Jane Hirshfield
59
Richard Wilbur
65
Calvin Trillin
72
Frances E W Harper
80
1n
84
T Coraghessan Boyle
145
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Bascove studied from 1964-68 at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. She has worked with publishing houses worldwide. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, Time Warner, and the Musee de Cherbourg.

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