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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

By: Anne Fadiman
Published: ©1998
Pages: 162
Total Copies: 17
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsPoetry, Plays, & Short Stories | Books About Books

Description: This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists.