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Harold Rabinowitz

Teoksen A Passion For Books tekijä

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Harold Rabinowitz is director of the book packaging firm, The Reference Works, & has served as executive editor of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology & science editor of the Encyclopedia Americana. He is the author of books on aviation, on the Old West, & on Judaica. He lives with näytä lisää his family & library in Riverdale, New York. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Rabbis and Wives (1974) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset193 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Rabinowitz, Harold
Riverdale, New York, USA



I imagine that if I had the luxury of pursuing a degree in literature in college that I might have a better appreciation for this book. Or if I was wealthy enough to be able to partake in the rare book collecting world. But I have neither of these qualifications, so I found most of this boring and tedious. There were some small bits that were fun to read, but not enough, unfortunately. So it goes
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Cantsaywhy | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2023 |
Review (examine, summarize, inspect); this book includes:
-In a Second-Hand Bookshop by Christopher Morley
-Unpacking My Library: A Talking About Book Collection by Walter Benjamin
-The Ritual by Rob Kaplan
-How to Get Started in the Book Business by Stuart Brent
-Ten Best-Selling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty or More Times
-Lending Books by Anatole Broyard
-On the Return of a Book Lent to a Friend by Christopher Morley
-Welcome Home Borrowed Book by Anonymous
-How to Justify a Private Library by Umberto Eco
-How to Organize a Public Library by Umberto Eco
-Samuel Pepys's Library by Nicolas Basbanes
-Pillow Books by Clifton Fadiman
-The New Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Faiman and John S. Major
-Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch
-The Collector by Susan Sontag
-Bibliomania by Gustave Flaubert
-Bibliomania by Roger Rosenblatt
-The Book Action by Solly Ganor
-From Areopagitica by John Milton
-Books Unread by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
-Ten Books That Shaped the American Character by Jonathan Yardley
-Books That Changed America by Robert B. Downs
-The Commerce of Reading by Michel De Montaigne
-Book Collecting by Robertson Davies
-Bibliomaniacs by John Michell
-They Don't Call It a Mania for Nothing by Harold Rabinowitz
-What Is the Matter with the Bookshop? by A. Edward Newton
-Ten Memorable Books That Never Existed (and Where They Were Mentioned)
-The Last of His race by A. Edward Newton
-The Perfect Book by William Keddie
-Books Are the Windows of the Soul by Henry Ward Beecher
-How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
-Three by Quindlen: Three Interesting Lists of Books by Anna Quindlen
-Talking of Old Books by A.S.W. Rosenbach
-Potch by Leo Rosten
-A Good Time to Start (a Book Club) by Al Silverman
-Invasion of the Book Envelopes by John Updike
-My Friends by Petrarch
-Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels
-W. Somerset Maugham's Ten Great Novels
-The Bible Through the Ages by Ben D. Zevin
-Aldus Manutius by William Dana Orcott
-Benjamin Franklln's Epitaph
-The Collection by Wiliam Targ
-The Newark Public Library by Philip Roth
-Why Does Nobody Collect Me? by Robert Benchley
-How Not to Care for Books by Holbrook Jackson
-On Reading and Collecting by Herbert Faulkner West
-How to Care for Books by Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm
-Fifteen Books We Would Memorize If We Were the "Living Books" Characters in Ray Bradbury's Novel Fahrenheit 452 by The Editors
-The "100" Game
-100 Greatest Novels in the English Language
-Top 100 English Language Novels of the Twentieth Century
-91 Chambers Street by Edward Robb Ellis (Map of Fourth Avenue Broadway Booksellers by Mahlon Blaine)
-Bibliobibliography - Books About Books: A Slection
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Lemeritus | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2023 |
This enriching collection leads off with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's Foreword, in which he remembers his penniless days pecking out Fahrenheit 451 on a rented typewriter, conjuring up a society so frightened of art that it burns its books. This struggle--financial and creative--led to his lifelong love of all books, which he hopes will cosset him in his grave, "Shakespeare as a pillow, Pope at one elbow, Yeats at the other, and Shaw to warm my toes. Good company for far-travelling."
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Daniel464 | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 15, 2021 |
This is one of my favorite books. Since it is a collection of essays and other short pieces, I always find it easy to pull off the shelf and read a piece or two here or there. It is a book that I often turn to when in the mood to read something light, and I have probably read it through two or three times already. As the title says, this is a treasury for book lovers. It is a bit heavy on the stuff about book collecting, but it is still enjoyable.
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bloodravenlib | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 17, 2020 |


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