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Confessions of a Book-Lover

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by BiblioLife
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Apr 15, 2010 Anita rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: bibliophiles, people who like books about books
Recommended to Anita by: the pocket universitie's the gude to reading
If you love books about books and are tired of the same old classic recommendations then this little book is for you. Egan tells of the books that shaped his reading life from childhood and upwards. Some I know and there are plenty I have never heard of.
Which lead me to think about what I consider good literature, how I find good literature and should I always be reading what the masses deem appropriate.
In todays world it seem that our "good literature" stems from tomes that make a statement be
This 1920 recollection by a well-educated writer and diplomat is interesting for anyone who enjoys listening to another speak -- with passion and wit -- about what books influenced one's life. Egan misunderstood Mark Twain, unfortunately, but his literary reach is otherwise solid (even if many of his referenced works have long been forgotten).
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