Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread (Hardback)Michiko Kakutani (author)
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A breathtaking union of piercing prose and exquisite graphic art, legendary critic Kakutani’s primer in one hundred books that have spoken profoundly to her is an invaluable and beautiful resource for all booklovers.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020
Why do we love books so much?
For legendary literary critic Michiko Kakutani, books have always been an escape and a sanctuary, the characters of some novels feeling so real to her childhood self that she worried they might leap out of the pages at night if she left the book cover open. In Ex Libris, she offers a personal selection of over 100 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with passionate essays on why each has had a profound effect on her life.
From Homer's The Odyssey to The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, Ex Libris covers a rich and vast range of classics, old and new, that will help build a well-rounded reader and citizen of the world. With gorgeous illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates leafed between Kakutani's inspiring essays, Ex Libris points us to our next great read - and proves an unmissable reminder of why we fell in love with reading in the first place.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 196 x 146 x 29 mm
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“A book for book-lovers”
EX LIBRIS by Michiko Kakutani. `For readers and writers everywhere`
And it is indeed, a beautiful book. Measuring approx seven and a half inches by five and half inches, it sits nicely on the bed side cabinet.
“Essential reference for true book lovers”
If you read to be inspired as well as informed or just for pleasure this book is essential. It will lead you to classics you may or may not have heard of thus expanding your mind and leading you to new horizons.
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