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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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Surveying the dizzying universe of classic books Michael Dirda the Pulitzer Prize winning literary essayist proves himself to be one of the most engaging critics of our time and great fun to read Opening with an impassioned critique of modern reading habits he then presents many of the great and idiosyncratic writers he loves most In this showcase of one hundred of the world s most astonishing books Dirda covers a remarkable range of literature including popular genres such as the detective novel and ghost story while never neglecting the deeper satisfactions of sometimes overlooked classics Short listed for the em Los Angeles Times em Book Award for criticism em Bound to Please em is a glorious celebration of just how much fun reading can be, 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