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    Why I read [large print] : the serious pleasure of books / Wendy Lesser.
    by Lesser, Wendy.
    Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
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  • ISBN: 
    9781410468567
    1410468569
    Bib #: 
    890962
    Series: 
    Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
    Description: 
    335 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
    Edition: 
    Large print edition.
    Contents: 
    Prologue: why I read -- Character and plot -- The space between -- Novelty -- Authority -- Grandeur and intimacy -- Elsewhere -- Inconclusions -- Afterword: the book as physical object.
    Notes: 
    Includes index.
    Summary: 
    "In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished little magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe a life lived in and through literature. As Lesser writes in her foreword, "Reading can result in boredom or transcendence, rage or enthusiasm, depression or hilarity, empathy or contempt, depending on who you are and what the book is and how your life is shaping up at the moment you encounter it." Here the reader will discover a definition of literature that is as broad as it is broad-minded. In addition to novels and stories, Lesser explores plays, poems, and essays along with mysteries, science fiction, and memoirs"-- Provided by publisher.
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