A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, qIs it nonsense, or is it brilliance?q Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Pottera€™s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen Kinga€™s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the BrontAl sisters, Junot DAsaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery Oa€™Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2, 000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.Nevertheless, he persisted in writing his first two books, The Oregon Trail and The Conspiracy of Pontiac, under remarkable conditions, ... without injury, much exceeding half an houra€ and making notes with his wire-guided method at a rate that a€œaveraged about six lines a day. ... 1966 Madeleine Chapsal, in La#39;Express, on Michel Foucaulta#39;s Les mots et les choses (a review that made the book a Frenchanbsp;...

Title:A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2013-11-04

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