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It's always a pleasure to read a book by Anne Fadiman. Each essay is a marvel of erudition and beautifully crafted prose.Published 16 months ago by LAB
I always enjoy reading Anne Fadiman and her use of the English language is unbelievable. Ex Libris is still my favorite, however.Published 18 months ago by K. Spangler
For lovers of books, personal essays and anyone who enjoys an intelligent book.when shall we be graced again by another instalment?Published on August 3, 2013 by antonios kosmopoulos
Ann Fadiman's tenure as editor of THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR marked a high point for that magazine that I've felt it hasn't been able to match since she left. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Bryan Byrd
I was interested in this book and delighted to discover that the Timberland Library had it. Anne Fadiman writes about familiar things: her crush on Charles Lamb, her habit of... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Black Plum
I'm not sure why my mother gave me a copy of this book for Christmas last year. She reads mysteries and I write them, so a literary essay collection was a surprise. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Debra Purdy Kong
I paid full price for this book; I only do that for books I really, really want to read.
The truth is, however, I was disappointed. I don't know why. Read more
I've written before about Fadiman's middlebrow preening (Ex Libris) either here or on amazon.co.uk so there's nothing much to add - nothing about nothing, in fact! Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'