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 such a lot worthy analyzing, A Reader's e-book of Days positive aspects bite-size bills of occasions within the lives of serious authors for each day of the yr. here's Marcel Proust beginning looking for misplaced Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling within the margin of her personal writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional occasions that ensue inside cherished books also are incorporated: the beginning of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked promenade in Stephen King's Carrie.
A Reader's publication of Days is stuffed with memorable and amazing stories from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, 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 e-book additionally notes the times on which recognized authors have been born and died; it comprises lists of instructed studying for each month of the 12 months in addition to snippets from booklet stories as they seemed throughout literary historical past; and all through there are wry illustrations via acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky.
Brimming with approximately 2,000 tales, A Reader's ebook of Days can have readers of each stripe achieving for his or her favourite books and studying 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