Books and Reading
Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books
Paperback ISBN: 0812979303
Describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature, explaining the influence of Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and other works on their lives and goals. Reader's Guide included. Reissue. 75,000 first printing.
The Maximum Security Book Club
Reading Literature in a Men's Prison
Paperback ISBN: 0062384341
A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men’s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them—Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran. On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics—including Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Poe’s story “The Black Cat,
The Most Dangerous Book
The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
Paperback ISBN: 0143127543
An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's Ulysses reveals how the now-classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books
Paperback ISBN: 081297106x
Describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature, explaining the influence of Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and other works on their lives and goals. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Literary Puzzle Book
120 Classic Crosswords, Sudoku, and Other Puzzles for Book Lovers
Paperback ISBN: 1510746234
Make a literary escape into the pages of a puzzle book! Are you bursting with literary knowledge that you’d like to put to the test? Or do you just want a moment’s distraction filling in a Harry Potter– or Lord of the Rings–themed crossword puzzle, looking up the names of Charles Dickens’s characters in a word search, or completing a Jane Austen sudoku puzzle? Literary Puzzle Book, now in a large format, offers puzzles of varying difficulty levels and literary themes that will amuse, excite, and inform. This handy book features 120 craft conundrums that will keep you scratching your head over famous author pen names and obscure literary terms as you exercise your knowledge on Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Marcel Proust, Henry James, and James Joyce. These puzzles include: - Anagrams and cryptograms - Crosswords and word searches - Riddles and quizzes - Sudoku - And many more! For all book-loving puzzle solvers or puzzle-loving book readers, Literary Puzzle Book is the perfect avenue to unwind, or be challenged.
My Life With Bob
Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
Paperback ISBN: 1250182549
People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Warby Parker Blog Book Pick • Google Talks • Harper’s Bazaar • Vogue •The Washington Post • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Salon • The Atlantic Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories.
Reading on Location
Great Books Set in Top Travel Destinations
Paperback ISBN: 1847734677
A country-by-country guide to the regions and cities made famous by both well-known and cult books. It is suitable for those who want to learn more about a potential destination, follow in the footsteps of a favourite character from a novel and get to know a destination through the eyes of a celebrated author.
One for the Books
Paperback ISBN: 014312420x
A leading humorist and author of the best-selling Closing Time presents an offbeat analysis of his own eccentric reading style to explain why he avoids acclaimed books, reads several things simultaneously and refuses to lend out his books. 25,000 first printing.