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Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Teoksen Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books tekijä

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About the Author

Writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B. A. from Barnard College, an M. A. from Bryn Mawr, and started work on a Ph.D. at New York University. She chronicled her love of reading and the meaning it has had upon her life in a book called Ruined by näytä lisää Reading. She has published around twenty books including Rough Strife, which was nominated for a National Book Award and Leaving Brooklyn, which was nominated for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has also written for children in such books as The Four Questions, explaining the traditions of Passover. She is also an Italian translator and her translations include A Place to Live and Other Selected Essays by Natalia Ginzburg and Smoke over Birkenau by Liana Millu. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

Middlemarch (1871) — Johdanto, eräät painokset17,262 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 687 kappaletta
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings (Bantam Classics) (1989) — Johdanto, eräät painokset500 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 242 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Avustaja — 187 kappaletta
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Growing Up Jewish: An Anthology (1970) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
Aldabra, The Tortoise Who Loved Shakespeare (2001) — Kääntäjä — 60 kappaletta
A Place to Live: and other selected essays of (2002) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset48 kappaletta
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Run for Your Life (2010) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset36 kappaletta
Scribblers on the Roof: Contemporary Jewish Fiction (2006) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta

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This is a short book in which Schwartz shares her opinions on reading and life.

The fact that it is not divided into chapters was annoying to me. It made it harder to stop and start, since I didn't want to read it all at once.

Some of her thoughts are spot-on, others I couldn't relate to. Some of her writing is pretentious. There were spoilers for a couple books.

There were too many little sexual references for my taste; though not graphic, they were still unnecessary.

Despite these flaws, I did enjoy the read overall, and have added a few books she mentioned to my to-read list.… (lisätietoja)
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RachelRachelRachel | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |
An intriguing and lovely exploration into the writings of Sebald. Much to think about here.
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katefren | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 15, 2022 |
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ritaer | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 12, 2021 |
Ruined by Reading, A Life in Books, by Lynne Sharon Schwartz (pp. 119). This crisp, seemingly never cracked open copy (bought used at Beers Books in Sacramento) should probably have remained unopened. I was, however, seduced by its title and, like so many lust affairs, was sadly disappointed when reality was no match for imagination. Author Lynne Schwartz was, for me at least, way too introspective and wrapped up in her self. I’m guessing that for some readers this book was as intriguing as Used and Rare was for me, described above, but for me it was a slog through the too private thoughts of the author and contained way too much detail about individual books, few of which were of interest to me. Undoubtedly if you share her tastes in literature this book might resonate with you, but for me I found it severely disappointing.… (lisätietoja)
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wildh2o | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 10, 2021 |



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