Download PDF by Tom Nissley: A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works

By Tom Nissley

ISBN-10: 0393241491

ISBN-13: 9780393241495

A witty and addictively readable daily literary companion.At as soon as a love letter to literature and an enthralling advisor to the books such a lot worthy analyzing, A Reader's booklet of Days positive aspects bite-size money owed of occasions within the lives of serious authors for each day of the yr. here's Marcel Proust beginning looking for misplaced Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling within the margin of her personal writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional occasions that happen inside of cherished books also are incorporated: the delivery of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked promenade in Stephen King's Carrie.

A Reader's booklet of Days is full of memorable and impressive stories from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip ok. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O'Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and plenty of extra. The ebook additionally notes the times on which recognized authors have been born and died; it comprises lists of suggested examining for each month of the yr in addition to snippets from booklet stories as they seemed throughout literary heritage; and all through there are wry illustrations through acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky.

Brimming with approximately 2,000 tales, A Reader's ebook of Days may have readers of each stripe achieving for his or her favourite books and studying new ones.

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