By Michael Dirda
From Pulitzer Prize-winning booklet critic Michael Dirda comes a suite of his such a lot own and interesting essays at the literary life—the excellent spouse for any lover of books.
Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read individual in America" (The Paris Review) and "the most sensible booklet critic in America" (The big apple Observer). as well as the Pulitzer Prize he was once provided for his reports in The Washington Post, he picked up an Edgar from the secret Writers of the US for his newest booklet, On Conan Doyle.
Dirda's most recent quantity collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, ebook amassing, and the writers he loves. achieving from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. okay. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's themes are both different: literary pets, the misplaced paintings of cursive writing, ebook inscriptions, the pleasures of technology fiction conventions, writer photos, novelists in previous age, Oberlin university, a yr in Marseille, writer's block, and masses extra, to not put out of your mind a couple of rants approximately Washington existence and American tradition. As admirers of his prior books will count on, there are annotated lists galore—of excellent booklet titles, nice experience novels, favourite phrases, crucial books approximately books, and liked children's classics, in addition to a revealing peek on the titles Michael retains on his personal nightstand.
Funny and erudite, sometimes poignant or indignant, Browsings is a party of the interpreting lifestyles, a fan's notes, and the right present for any booklover.