By Tom Nissley
A witty and addictively readable daily literary companion.
At as soon as a love letter to literature and an enthralling consultant to the books so much worthy analyzing, A Reader's publication of Days positive aspects bite-size bills of occasions within the lives of serious authors for each day of the 12 months. here's Marcel Proust beginning In seek of misplaced Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling within the margin of her personal writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional occasions that occur 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 stuffed with memorable and mind-blowing stories from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolaño, 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 booklet additionally notes the times on which recognized authors have been born and died; it comprises lists of instructed examining for each month of the yr in addition to snippets from e-book reports as they seemed throughout literary historical past; and all through there are wry illustrations through acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky.
Brimming with approximately 2,000 tales, A Reader's ebook of Days could have readers of each stripe attaining for his or her favourite books and gaining knowledge of new ones.
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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year by Tom Nissley