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The Resource Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

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Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Title
Books that saved my life
Title remainder
reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Statement of responsibility
Michael McGirr
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
“Here is a book about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways. Some are recent, such as Harry Potter; some ancient, such as Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memoirs (Nelson Mandela), poetry (Les Murray) and many of the world?s great novels, from George Eliot?s Middlemarch to Toni Morrison?s Beloved. This book uses them to muse upon life in all its glorious complexity. Our guide, in entertaining short accounts of personal encounters with these works, is Michael McGirr: schoolteacher, father and lifelong lover of literature. His humour and insight shine through in essays that connect the texts he has selected with each other, and connect us to them. This is the ideal companion for every keen reader-and it may just inspire someone you know to become one, too. Never prescriptive, and often very funny, this book is an invitation to reflect on the extraordinary gift of reading. ?It is a gift that is taking me a lifetime to unwrap? McGirr writes. ?The excitement has never worn off.?”--Dust jacket gate fold
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGirr, Michael
Dewey number
028.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McGirr, Michael
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • Literature
  • Reading interests
  • Criticism
  • Books and reading
Label
Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064322432
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781925773149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853781
Label
Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064322432
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781925773149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853781

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