Books on Books, General
A Passion for Books
A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books
Paperback ISBN: 0812931130
In an anthology of sixty entertaining and incisive essays, notable authors including John Updike, Philip Roth, Anna Quindlen, Walter Benjamins, and many others describe their pleasure in collecting, reading, and caring for books of all kinds. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Printed Book in America
Paperback ISBN: 0874514800
A competent facsimile of David Godine's 1977 edition. Published for the Dartmouth College Library by the University Press of New England. A sample of fine printing now produced with somewhat less care than we'd expect of Meriden-Stinehour Press; we find a failure to register among the (very handsome) plates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Maps Of The Imagination
The Writer As Cartographer
Hardcover ISBN: 159534005x
What can German globe makers, British cartographers, the Marx brothers, and Roadrunner cartoons tell us about writers from Sappho to Italo Calvino? According to fiction writer Peter Turchi, both cartographers and writers draw from the same well of creativity, curiosity, and adventuresome spirit. "To ask for a map," says Turchi, "is to say, 'Tell me a story.'" In Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, Turchi takes readers on a delightful journey that explores cartography's and writing's many parallels. For example, Turchi explores the challenges of blank space and the blank page, the role of geometry in maps and of formal devices in writing, the goals of exploration and challenges of presentation, and the balance of intuition with intention. Each idea is richly illustrated with maps, drawings and other illustrations.
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Paperback ISBN: 0375726217
In an exposT of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Spooky Art
Some Thoughts on Writing
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0394536487
In honor of his eightieth birthday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on writing and the writing life, sharing his thoughts on such topics as the limits and attractions of nonfiction, the need for work habits, the pitfalls of early success, coping with bad reviews, and his fellow writers, including Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Updike, Oates, Baldwin, Salinger, and many others. 50,000 first printing.