What We Talk about When We Talk about Books: The History and Future of Reading. Leah Price.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Books: The History and Future of Reading

Basic Books:
New York: 2019
First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
214 pp.
Cover artwork by: Chin-Yee Lai

"Predictions of the death of the book weren't only greatly exaggerated; as Leah Price notes in What We Talk About When We Talk About Books, they were old news. The book has survived numerous death sentences in the past, and this time, as before, it's been the occasion to reinvent old practices of reading. What the Victorians called ‘furniture books’ continue to adorn coffee tables and the Ikea shelves widened to accommodate them. People still hold books in their laps on couches and in coaches (enjoying the ‘library atmosphere’ of Amtrak quiet cars). Self-help books have their roots the ‘bibliotherapy’ proposed a century ago. It is still a very bookish world that we inhabit, and I know of no guide to it more witty and engaging than Leah Price, whose insights, erudition, and apercus had me dog-earing every other page." #64118

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