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Rob Kaplan

Autor(a) de A Passion For Books

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About the Author

Rob Kaplan has held senior-level editorial positions with several major New York-based publishing houses & currently heads his own literary services firm, Rob Kaplan Associates. He lives with his family & more than four thousand books in Cortlandt Manor, New York. (Bowker Author Biography)
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I imagine that if I had the luxury of pursuing a degree in literature in college that I might have a better appreciation for this book. Or if I was wealthy enough to be able to partake in the rare book collecting world. But I have neither of these qualifications, so I found most of this boring and tedious. There were some small bits that were fun to read, but not enough, unfortunately. So it goes
Cantsaywhy | 18 outras críticas | Jun 4, 2023 |
Review (examine, summarize, inspect); this book includes:
-In a Second-Hand Bookshop by Christopher Morley
-Unpacking My Library: A Talking About Book Collection by Walter Benjamin
-The Ritual by Rob Kaplan
-How to Get Started in the Book Business by Stuart Brent
-Ten Best-Selling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty or More Times
-Lending Books by Anatole Broyard
-On the Return of a Book Lent to a Friend by Christopher Morley
-Welcome Home Borrowed Book by Anonymous
-How to Justify a Private Library by Umberto Eco
-How to Organize a Public Library by Umberto Eco
-Samuel Pepys's Library by Nicolas Basbanes
-Pillow Books by Clifton Fadiman
-The New Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Faiman and John S. Major
-Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch
-The Collector by Susan Sontag
-Bibliomania by Gustave Flaubert
-Bibliomania by Roger Rosenblatt
-The Book Action by Solly Ganor
-From Areopagitica by John Milton
-Books Unread by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
-Ten Books That Shaped the American Character by Jonathan Yardley
-Books That Changed America by Robert B. Downs
-The Commerce of Reading by Michel De Montaigne
-Book Collecting by Robertson Davies
-Bibliomaniacs by John Michell
-They Don't Call It a Mania for Nothing by Harold Rabinowitz
-What Is the Matter with the Bookshop? by A. Edward Newton
-Ten Memorable Books That Never Existed (and Where They Were Mentioned)
-The Last of His race by A. Edward Newton
-The Perfect Book by William Keddie
-Books Are the Windows of the Soul by Henry Ward Beecher
-How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
-Three by Quindlen: Three Interesting Lists of Books by Anna Quindlen
-Talking of Old Books by A.S.W. Rosenbach
-Potch by Leo Rosten
-A Good Time to Start (a Book Club) by Al Silverman
-Invasion of the Book Envelopes by John Updike
-My Friends by Petrarch
-Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels
-W. Somerset Maugham's Ten Great Novels
-The Bible Through the Ages by Ben D. Zevin
-Aldus Manutius by William Dana Orcott
-Benjamin Franklln's Epitaph
-The Collection by Wiliam Targ
-The Newark Public Library by Philip Roth
-Why Does Nobody Collect Me? by Robert Benchley
-How Not to Care for Books by Holbrook Jackson
-On Reading and Collecting by Herbert Faulkner West
-How to Care for Books by Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm
-Fifteen Books We Would Memorize If We Were the "Living Books" Characters in Ray Bradbury's Novel Fahrenheit 452 by The Editors
-The "100" Game
-100 Greatest Novels in the English Language
-Top 100 English Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
-91 Chambers Street by Edward Robb Ellis (Map of Fourth Avenue Broadway Booksellers by Mahlon Blaine)
-Bibliobibliography - Books About Books: A Slection
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Lemeritus | 18 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2023 |
This enriching collection leads off with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's Foreword, in which he remembers his penniless days pecking out Fahrenheit 451 on a rented typewriter, conjuring up a society so frightened of art that it burns its books. This struggle--financial and creative--led to his lifelong love of all books, which he hopes will cosset him in his grave, "Shakespeare as a pillow, Pope at one elbow, Yeats at the other, and Shaw to warm my toes. Good company for far-travelling."
Daniel464 | 18 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2021 |
A very enjoyable collection of quotes about books and reading. The editors did try to represent a broad range of topics related to reading. I found myself jotting a few good quotes in my personal journal. If you are a book lover, you will want to buy this book. Definitely a book to savor and take your time with it.
bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |


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