A Reader on Reading

A Reader on Reading EPUB

A Reader on Reading
In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything,” writes Manguel, “landscape, the skies, the faces of others, the images and words that our species create.” Read

Unpacking My Library EPUB

Unpacking My Library

Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters EPUB

Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History EPUB

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
In The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Buzbee, a former bookseller and sales representative, celebrates the unique experience of the bookstore--the smell and touch of books, getting lost in the deep canyons of shelves, and the silent community of readers. He shares his passion for books, which began with ordering through The Weekly Reader in grade school. Interwoven throughout is

The Little Virtues EPUB

The Little Virtues
“As far as the education of children is concerned,” states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, “I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not ta

Approaching Eye Level EPUB

Approaching Eye Level
In a collection of personal essays, the author shares her struggle to achieve both independence and connection with others, reconsiders feminism, living alone, and marriage, and reveals how we can come to know ourselves by participating in the world.

The World Split Open EPUB

The World Split Open
Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world’s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country’s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literar


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