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An Open Book

Coming of Age in the Heartland
Dirda, Michael (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
An Open Book


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An Open Book is the exuberant, beautifully written story of how comics and adventure stories, poetry and Proust can change your life. Hailed by Morris Dickstein as ``a glowing tribute to the world of books and the life of the mind,'' An Open Book communicates--as Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings once did--the thrill of great reading to a new generation. In its pages, literary journalist Michael Dirda re-creates his boyhood in Ohio, recalling his colorful family, friends, and teachers as he celebrates the great writers and fictional characters who fueled his imagination.
Authors: Dirda, Michael
Title: An open book
coming of age in the heartland
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton,, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 335 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 18 29 53 61 68 109 112 143 148 149 150 151 153 198 203 216 231 236 243 250 272
ISBN: 0393057569
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