Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading

3.65 avg rating
( 68 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781567920352: Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading

As Gilbar writes in his introduction, "The essays in this book are not so much about books as about reading. Most of the pieces speak of the writers' personal experience as readers. Some are more pontifical. But what they all have in common, I hope, is that they are themselves good reading." How right he is! Just sample treasures like Nabokov's "Good Readers, Good Writers," Calvino's "Why Read the Classics?" Proust's "On Reading Ruskin," or Brodkey's "Reading, the Most Dangerous Game." And the list goes on: Montaigne, Hazlitt, Hesse, Miller, Greene, Fowles, and many more, all devoted to - indeed passionate about - reading and about (as Emerson said) "Books, vital and spermatic, not leaving the reader what he was."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by David R Godine Pub
ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine Pub. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1567920357 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHP3755LMGG090517H0317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by David R Godine Pub (1996)
ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1567920357

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by David R Godine Pub (1996)
ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111567920357

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Steven Gilbar (Editor)
Published by David R Godine Pub (1996)
ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1567920357

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. Bookseller Inventory # A8948

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by David R Godine Pub
ISBN 10: 1567920357 ISBN 13: 9781567920352
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description David R Godine Pub. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1567920357 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1604619

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds