Lost Classics

Lost Classics

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
An Anchor Books Original

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classicsis a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages ofLost Classics.

Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’sBringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalousDoctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogueToo Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’sPincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’sOthello, and much, much more.

Baker & Taylor
Collects essays by known authors about books that influenced and inspired them but are now hard to find, no longer available, or under-appreciated.

& Taylor

From the editors of Brick: A Literary Journal comes a collection of essays by seventy-four distinguished writers--including Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, and Bill Richardson--who offer personal reflections on some of their favorite overlooked, under-read, out of print, lost, or otherwise unavailable books. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780385720861
Branch Call Number: 028.9 LOS
Characteristics: xv, 284 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ondaatje, Michael 1943-


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