2009. First Edition. Paperback. 301pp. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Why do we read? Why do we re-read? Why do some novels live in the imagination and summon us back time and again? How do Wuthering Heights, The Lord of the Rings and Black Beauty continue to wield their spells? These are among some of the questions that shape the journeys undertaken in Second Readings. From America to Ireland; Russia to Brazil; Germany to South Africa, Second Readings is a celebration of reading and breathes new life into well-known and long-forgotten novels. Isn't there a book you always go back to, or one that you always meant to read but have not got around to yet? There are some surprising choices: Orwell's Coming Up For Air features, instead of 1984 or Animal Farm; or The Lord of the Rings but not Finnegan's Wake - although Ulysses is there. Yet this is literary appreciation without an agenda. And while there may be no Henry James, no Victor Hugo, no Flann O'Brien it is only a question of capacity as opposed to criticism. Certainly, there will many discussions prompted by the variety and breadth of what has been included and there is plenty to attract the widest range of readers, with The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne; All Quiet on the Western Front; Wuthering Heights; A Confederacy of Dunces; The Great Gatsby; and The Picture of Dorian Gray among the 52 selections. This collection by Eileen Battersby - one for every week of the year - is sure to be a very popular Christmas gift for every book-lover.
About the Author: Born in California, Eileen Battersby discovered reading at an early age. After graduating from a BA in English and History at University College Dublin and then an MA on the American writer Thomas Wolfe, she became involved in journalism, initially through sports writing and book reviews. Eileen is an arts journalist with The Irish Times, where she is also the literary correspondent and has written on all aspect of the arts including classical music, the visual arts, cinema and theatre. She has won the National Arts Journalist of the Year Award four times.
Title: Second Readings: From Beckett to Black ...
Publisher: LIBERTIES PRESS
Book Condition: New
Book Description LIBERTIES PRESS, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Inscription. Please note this book has an inscription on the inside page. The book is still very readable, and the price has been adjusted accordingly. Thanks. Seller Inventory # CHL2671657
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001799765
Book Description Liberties Press, 2015. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP30405942
Book Description LIBERTIES PRESS. Condition: Very Good. 2009. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. A good copy. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # KEX0283412
Book Description LIBERTIES PRESS, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Unread copy in very good condition. There is a crease to the cover and some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. July2017. Seller Inventory # mon0000137809
Book Description LIBERTIES PRESS, 2009. Condition: Very Good. 2009. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. A good copy. . . . . Seller Inventory # KEX0283412
Book Description Liberties, 2009. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 301pp, laminated soft covers. The matching dustjacket has one small crease to the top edge. Internally very clean and tight. Informative and sometimes irreverent portraits of classic books and their authors - Woolfe, Wilde, Joyce, Camus, Conrad, Zola Turgenev etc. Seller Inventory # 14782
Book Description Casemate Publishing. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1905483813
Book Description Liberties Press 3/2/2015, 2015. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1905483813 *Brand new* Ships from USA within 72 hours of order. Seller Inventory # 9781905483815
Book Description Liberties Press. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # LIBE83815