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Where Books Fall Open : A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion - Bascove

Where Books Fall Open

A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion

By: Bascove (Selected by)

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This is a book about books, about the pleasures, passions, and rewards of reading, about authors dedicated to writing and readers who delight in words in the right order. It contains a rich selection devoted to this seductive subject, from Calvino's meditation on selecting a title in a bookstore to Woolf's essays on the joys of "the common reader," from Schwartz's "Ruined by Reading" to Eco's "How to Organize a Public Library." The book is illuminated by sixteen full-color paintings by Bascove, who here serves as editor, illustrator, and primum mobile. Produced to the highest standards, it is not only a gift for the literary, but also an inducement to the diffident.

Lovers of Reading
If On a Winter's Night a Travelerp. 3
Ruined by Readingp. 5
Summertime and the Reading Is Heavyp. 6
Reading Something in the Restaurantp. 12
Listening to the Radiop. 14
Reading Goalsp. 15
The Pleasures of Readingp. 17
The Library in the Garretp. 18
The Back Bedroomp. 19
How to Organize a Public Libraryp. 21
Ethereal Mildnessp. 24
Books Are for Readingp. 28
Never Do That to a Bookp. 30
The White Page
Poem White Page/White Page Poemp. 37
Purityp. 38
The Joy of Writingp. 40
The Poetp. 42
Afternoon in the Housep. 43
The Notebooks of Maulte Laurids Briggep. 44
Seeds of Poetryp. 46
English Bp. 47
Opportunities in Poetryp. 49
Wordp. 50
Word Musicp. 51
This Monkey, My Backp. 53
If I Die Solventp. 55
Poetry's Valuep. 56
My Curtains: Snowbound from Having a Baby, Finishing a Bookp. 57
The Poetp. 59
An Old Prayerp. 60
Psalm to Snakep. 61
A Word from the Words from Pure Drivelp. 62
The Writerp. 65
Writing: A Life Sentencep. 67
Sign Writingp. 72
Some Thin Line of Comfort
From A History of Readingp. 77
Learning to Readp. 80
Because of Libraries We Can Say These Thingsp. 82
Story Books on a Kitchen Tablep. 84
The Bookp. 85
from Don Quijotep. 87
On Reading an Old Baedeker in Schloss Leopoldskronp. 89
Lives of the Nineteenth-Century Poetessesp. 91
Reading Listsp. 92
Prisonersp. 93
The Poetp. 95
And Yet the Booksp. 96
Where Books Fall Open
Where Books Fall Openp. 99
On Readingp. 101
from The Common Readerp. 102
Poetryp. 104
Teaching Emily Dickinsonp. 105
Library Scenep. 106
Love in the Valleyp. 108
from Northanger Abbeyp. 110
Becoming a Readerp. 111
Maple Valley Branch Library, 1967p. 113
from Swann's Wayp. 115
Children Selecting Books in a Libraryp. 116
Watching the Commuters Readp. 118
Reading Tu Fu, I Wait for My Husbandp. 121
The Trouble with Readingp. 123
The Vicarious Activityp. 124
Booksp. 126
April 2p. 128
Gentle Readerp. 129
This Poemp. 130
6 x 10 x [infinity]p. 133
A Little Treatise on Ways of Readingp. 134
Reading Myself to Sleepp. 137
Ars Poeticap. 139
The Night, The Porchp. 141
Acknowledgmentsp. 143
The Paintingsp. 144
Creditsp. 145
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ISBN: 9781567922516
ISBN-10: 1567922511
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 149
Published: 1st November 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.21