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The Size of Thoughts, a collection of essays that have appeared in the New Yorker and other publications, includes one never-before-published piece on the world of electronics. The essays celebrate the joy--and exquisite details--of everything from library card catalogs and reading aloud to the significance of wine stains on a tablecloth.

Baker turns any subject, from feeding a child to phone sex, into literature with a style that is sparklingly original, frequently beautiful, and always thought-provoking. The Size of Thoughts, through its varied forays into the realms of the overlooked, the underfunded, and the wrongfully scrapped, is a funny book by one of the most distinctive stylists and thinkers of out time.

About the Author

Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College.He is the author of four novels--The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, and The Fermata--and one work of non-fiction, U and I.His essays have appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, Esquire, and The Best American Essays.He is married with two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307807519
Subtitle:
Essays and Other Lumber
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Baker, Nicholson
Publication Date:
20110824
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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