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100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life Format: Hardcover

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ISBN 10: 0393285707 / ISBN 13: 9780393285703
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An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world?s greatest writers.

This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself?the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom?featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others?reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ? NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.

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A beautifully designed gift book featuring wisdom from famous writers on every age from birth to one hundred.

An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years traces the passages of life from birth to age one hundred through quotations from the world?s greatest writers. Moving year by year, with surprising and illuminating juxtapositions of quotations from figures as diverse as Plato and Virginia Woolf, Leon Tolstoy and John Barth, this wise, beautiful, and moving portrait of the universal patterns of life will delight readers of all ages and backgrounds. Authors include Herman Melville, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Gertrude Stein, David Foster Wallace, Anne Frank, Fyodor Dostoevsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and dozens of others. Milton Glaser, the renowned graphic designer and creator of the iconic I¦NY logo, has created a design that uses color and typography to enhance the experience and narrative of the ebb and flow of an entire life.

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