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The Resource Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

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Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Title
Books that saved my life
Title remainder
reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Statement of responsibility
Michael McGirr
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Great literature is thrilling. It will feed your hungry mind and take your heart on a journey. It will help you on the wonderful path to one of life's most elusive and hard-won freedoms, freedom from the ego. Here is a book about the sheer joy of living, exploring forty texts that can enrich us in all manner of ways. Some are recent, such as Harry Potter; some ancient, such as Homer and Lao Tzu. There are memoirs (Nelson Mandela), poetry (Les Murray) and many of the world's great novels, from George Eliot's Middlemarch to Toni Morrison's Beloved. This book uses them to muse upon life in all its glorious complexity. Our guide, in entertaining short accounts of personal encounters with these works, is Michael McGirr: schoolteacher and father, reviewer of hundreds of books and lifelong lover of literature. His humour and insight shine through in essays that connect the texts he has selected with each other, and connect us to them. This is the ideal companion for a keen reader -- and it may just inspire someone you know to become one, too. Never prescriptive, and often very funny, Books that Saved My Life is an invitation to reflect on the extraordinary gift of reading
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1961-
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McGirr, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McGirr, Michael
  • Reading interests
  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
Target audience
adult
Label
Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251208924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925773149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Books that saved my life : reading for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251208924
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925773149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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