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It is simply a review of classic literature. A bit erudite for my tastes plus I thought I was buying a collection of lesser known classic stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by andy Fitterer
I agree with Kinsley, presuming to suggest that the same can be said of Joseph Epstein and John Sutherland. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Morris
I love reading Mr. Dirda's essays. He can make any book sound like an exciting adventure. I've added a lot of new books to my 'to read' folder; now I just have to find time to read... Read morePublished 18 months ago by K. Spangler
Some literary classics make you work to unlock their treasures; not these. Dirda has assembled a reading list of books as accessible as light reading but more satisfying.Published 24 months ago by Beadyeyed Shopper
This is fun to thumb through and refer to if considering reading a classic you may have missed or long forgotten. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Willa I. Lewis
I am an avid fan of Michael Dirda's upbeat, informative reviews and his own books which are always readable and thought-provoking. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Bernard G. Elliker
I was expecting this to be a 10; it barely scraped in at a 7. I could not wait for it to be published; I stopped by the bookstore three times, hoping to find a copy before the... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Debnance at Readerbuzz
This book made me feel good about just wanting to read to be lost in a story or idea just for the heck of it.Published on October 3, 2011 by Derek R Gaskin