A Passion for Books
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Apr 23, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
Leading writers and critics, including Margaret Drabble, Alan Sillitoe and Ferdinand Mount, share their passion for books and the joys of reading in an inspiring collection of essays and writings. A Passion for Books is both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete. This book, itself a joy to read, is written for anyone who cares at all about the past and future of books and reading.
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A PASSION FOR BOOKSUser Review - Kirkus
A spirited collection of original essays extolling the virtues of the book and the "intoxicating power of the printed word." Offered as an antidote to the clichÇ that books and reading are threatened ... Read full review
A passion for booksUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Essays from 19 British and American contributors on reading and on books as objects make up this anthology intended for academic audiences. Editor Salwak (English, Citrus Coll.; The Literary Biography ... Read full review