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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 Classics is a readers 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, weve 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 of Lost Classics.

Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekaras Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene-the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a childrens book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Goldings Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoirs account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welless Othello, and much, much more.

About the Author

Brick contributing editor Michael Ondaatjes most recent book is the novel Anils Ghost; managing editor Michael Redhills first novel, Martin Sloane, will be published in January 2001; contributing editor Esta Spaldings latest book is Lost August, a collection of poems; editor Linda Spalding is the author most recently of The Follow. Esta Spalding lives in Vancouver; the other Brick editors live in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720861
Editor:
Ondaatje, Michael
Editor:
Spalding, Linda
Editor:
Redhill, Michael
Editor:
Ondaatje, Michael
Editor:
Spalding, Linda
Author:
Redhill, Michael
Author:
Spalding, Linda
Author:
Ondaatje, Michael
Author:
Spalding, Esta
Editor:
Redhill, Michael
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Authors -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONSTHROUGHOUT (304 HALFTONES)
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.01x5.22x.72 in. .53 lbs.

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