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A passion for books
Dale Salwak
Palgrave Macmillan
UK Publication Date

Leading writers and critics, including Margaret Drabble, Alan Sillitoe and Ferdinand Mount, share their passion for books and the joys of reading in an inspiring collection of essays and writings. A Passion for Books is both a celebration of the value and importance of reading and a spirited defence against the many gloomy voices in our so-called electronic age who say the book will soon be obsolete. This book, itself a joy to read, is written for anyone who cares at all about the past and future of books and reading.

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FRANCES H. BACHELDER Poet, non-fiction author, concert pianist and teacher for over forty years
JOHN BAYLEY Leading critic, author of numerous books including 5 novels and former Fellow and Tutor at New College, Oxford
GILL DAVIES Managing Director and Publisher
MARGARET DRABBLE World-renowned Author and Editor
ELIZABETH L. EISENSTEIN former Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History and authority on print-culture at the University of Michigan
MICHAEL ELLIS former President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he was previously an actor, stage manager and producer
JOSEPH EPSTEIN has written twelve books and is the editor of The Norton Book of Personal Essays
MARY GORDON best-selling novelist and Professor of English at Barnard College
NINA KING one of the leading literary journalists in the USA and editor of Book World (Sunday Literary Supplement of the Washington Post)
LAURENCE LERNER Author, critic and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
JEFFREY MEYERS Acclaimed biographer and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
FERDINAND MOUNT author of The Subversive Family (1982), The British Constitution Now (1992)
LAURA L. NAGY college administrator, instructor, and freelance editor and writer
CATHERINE PETERS worked in publishing before teaching at Oxford University and is now a writer
JAMES SHAPIRO Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
ALAN SILLITOE Acclaimed novelist for over 30 years and author of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, and his most recent book is The Broken Chariot
G. THOMAS TANSELLE Vice President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Adjunct Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has written extensively on print-culture
ANNE THWAITE Author of children's books and numerous biographies, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Churchill Fellowship

"Good browsing material and a terrific source for anyone called upon to pontificate about books and reading." - Booklist

"Book enthusiasts will find this collection... both familiar and reassuring, while younger readers will find much here to inspire them to pursue what could become a lifelong passion for the printed word." - Kirkus Reviews

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Books and reading.|Literature and society.
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