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
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
Edna St Vincent Millay
55
Jane Hirshfield
59
Richard Wilbur
65
Calvin Trillin
72
Frances E W Harper
80

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