9781932416244

The Polysyllabic Spree

ISBN 10: 1932416242 / 1-932416-24-2
ISBN 13: 9781932416244
Publisher: McSweeneys Books
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

The author of High Fidelity and About a Boy shares samples from his "Stuff I've Been Reading" columns in The Believer, focusing on various books he has found interesting, in a volume that includes selected passages from the novels, poetry, biographies, and comics discussed.


Review:

"What's most valuable about this collection...is that Hornby, by dint of his sensibility and the variety of his choices, shows that the distinction still made between reading for the sake of 'enrichment' (as that gasbag Harold Bloom insists upon) and reading for pleasure is a phony divide....What Hornby does so beautifully here is to assume the intelligence of his readers, and to obliterate the literature/pleasure divide by acting, sensibly, as if it didn't exist."

Charles Taylor, Salon, 12/09/2004

 

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