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Bartleby In Manhattan: And Other Essays

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Published January 1st 1983 by Random House (NY)
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Oct 19, 2009 dead letter office rated it it was ok
This book seemed so promising when I happened across it. She writes about Nabokov, Simone Weil, John Reed and Louise Bryant, MLK and the civil right movement, Byron's marriage, the Tolstoy marriage, and Bartleby the Scrivener. It's hard to imagine an intelligent person writing uninteresting essays on these topics, but EH manages to be pretty unremittingly tedious. She's an absolute snob, she's sure she knows more than you do (she probably does), and she's sure that her personal taste (which runs ...more
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Jun 25, 2012 Susan Laddon marked it as to-read
lately I've become a bit too ambitious re: my reading. I check out more books than I can reasonably read/finish before they are due back at the library, even when I renew them once, sometimes twice if the librarians allow me! (the Kensington Library women rock in that respect.)

Ergo, most of the books I mark as 'to be read' are books I checked out, but had to return to the library and concentrate on just one at a time.
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