Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books

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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books

"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt.

In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing to describe a life lived in and through literature. As she examines work from such perspectives as "Character and Plot," "Novelty," "Grandeur and Intimacy," and "Authority," the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays, along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs. Her passion for reading is infectious—and it resonates on every page. Iconoclastic, conversational, and full of insight, Why I Read will delight avid readers as well as neophytes in search of sheer literary fun.

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Author: Wendy Lesser

Type: Paperback

Pages: 204

Dim: 5.5" X 0.6" X 8.2"

Item Number: 9781250062093

Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books