At Large and at Small

At Large and at Small

Familiar Essays

eBook - 2008
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"In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay - a beloved literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth ("at large") and its miniaturist focus ("at small"). With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions, ranging from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. "--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Edition: First pbk. edition
ISBN: 1429922966 (electronic bk.)
9781429922968 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 814.54 FAD
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: At large & at small


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Fans of Ex Libris will appreciate this author’s second collection of “familiar essays” – writings that are equal parts head and heart.

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Jan 23, 2011

Very good, insightful, well-researched, enjoyable essays. Fadiman has a wonderful writing style. The last one was unexpectedly disturbing, however.


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Jun 14, 2016

Not a book for minimalists or those that arrange books by color, or shelve spine in because designers say so.
Radiant captures the feeling of needing to read and living with books.


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