A Passion for Books
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Nineteen original essays make up this indispensable guide for anyone who is interested in the past and future of books and the publishing industry. This book is intended as both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defense against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age that say the book will soon be obsolete. The essays explor...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published July 2nd 1999 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 1999)
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James
This book provides several different benefits to its reader. As the title suggests you get a book filled with diverse writing about the passion readers have for books. But you also are entertained by a selection of wonderful essays that demonstrate that art while covering the titled topic. The interested reader is presented with a cornucopia of ideas and suggestions for reading based on the authors' passions. These passions include general topics like "Books in My Life" by G. Thomas Tanselle or...more
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Jun 30, 2007 Soodaroo rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: For Book-Worms
Good ... remind you of your childhood, when first encountered with something unusual - a book - everything in your life changed for ever ... 19 articles by 19th outstanding bookworms ... i like the book, thanks Dale Salwak, for giving me more times to think of my book wormis life ...
Pam
Of all the books I've read about books, this is the best. The first essay is wonderful....unpretentious and thought provoking.
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