Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Pleasures of Reading are coming at you! (also in a good way)

Not on Amazon yet, but at OUP's site.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! From OUP's web site: "A contemporary companion to Mortimer Adler's 1940 classic 'How to Read a Book'" Now that's an endorsement!

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  2. Nah, that's a publisher's blurb. We'll get the genuine endorsements later, I trust, once there are galleys to send around.

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  3. Is the title meant to echo Robert Alter's The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age, perchance?

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  4. Sister Hilda KleimanDecember 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    I'm looking forward to it, especially since I first became interested in your work when I read A Theology of Reading. Congratulations!

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  5. Presumably there will be a Kindle version, though I don't know when it will be released. There are things in the book that would make it very ironic if there were not a Kindle version.

    As for the Alter title, I did not imitate it but I decided not to let the similarity alter my preference. Alter's book is a good one, though not actually much concerned with pleasure, oddly enough.

    Thanks to others for kind words!

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  6. Beautiful cover! You should commend the designer at OUP for it.

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