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CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE By Michael Dirda November 28, 2011

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.

     This is a selection the Lycan Librarian was delighted to stumble upon. It’s not a book that she had heard about, but was drawn to it immediately and is now very happy to have it in her clutches. Pulitzer Prize winner, Dirda, has compiled a collection of essays about his favorite authors. Don’t be turned away by the word “classics,’ because Dirda is very open-minded in using the term. For example, it was fun to see a section for authors such as Edward Gorey, those who are blessed with a “playful Imagination.” There isn’t much that has to be said about this book, except that the essays are thoughtful and very interesting. I doubt anyone who loves books and reading can close the cover on this selection without having compiled a list of their own — a list of books they simply must either read or reread. And what luck! I bring this to your attention just in time for you to add it to your list for Santa.



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