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eBook Booking Pleasures ePub

by Jack Matthews

  • ISBN: 0821411292
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Jack Matthews
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (November 15, 1995)
  • Pages: 191
  • ePub book: 1880 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1763 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Jack Matthews is Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University and recipient of numerous writing awards.

The covetous foraging for old and rare books," is how Matthews defines "booking. Jack Matthews is Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University and recipient of numerous writing awards. In addition to his novels, poems, and short story collections, he has published Memoirs of a Bookman (Ohio University Press, 1989), Collecting Rare Books for Fun and Profit (Ohio University Press, 1977, 1981), and Rare Book Lore: Selections from the Letters of Ernest J. Wessen (Ohio University Press, 1992).

Booking Pleasures book. His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated for the National Book Jack Matthews was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and former professor

Booking Pleasures book. His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated for the National Book Jack Matthews was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and former professor. He published 7 novels, 7 collections of short stories, a novella, and 8 volumes of essays. He was an avid book collector, and many of his book finds served as a basis for his essays and the historical topics he explored in his fiction. His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated for the National Book Award.

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Also included is a long interview with the author about the craft of storytelling. During his career as a writer, Mr. Matthews was distinguished professor of Fiction Writing at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio for over 4 decades.

Jack Matthews (22 July 1925 – 28 November 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and former professor. He published 7 novels, 7 collections of short stories, a novella, and 8 volumes of essays

Jack Matthews (22 July 1925 – 28 November 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and former professor. His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated by Walker Percy for the National Book Award.

Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. This slender 150 page coming-of-age novella was first published in 1967 and reprinted several times. TIME MAGAZINE described it as a "gentle first novel told with a fine ear for adolescent patois," and National Book Award winning poet William Stafford called it one of the most neglected works of the 20th century.

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“The covetous foraging for old and rare books,” is how Matthews defines “booking.” It is an act which leads naturally to the pleasures of adding them to one's personal library, then reading them as instruments of light and measure in a murky and chaotic world. The understanding that books are intrinsic to civilized living is wisdom as old as civilization itself; it is affirmed here, in their various ways, by the people who inspire and inhabit these pages: the quasi-literate clerk of the steamboat Science on the Ohio River in 1835; a young fiction writer who got drunk one night and stole the bust of Edgar Allen Poe from the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia; and a guru of the computer age, who writes: “Books have always been important to me and to the people around me.”Matthews explores the collecting of old dictionaries, whose definitions can be read as a sort of poetry; an 1840's rhyming book once used as a mnemonic tool for small children; and the wildly scrawled annotations of an exuberant painter in a battered copy of Thomas Hart Benton's An Artist in America.In other essays, Matthews compares booking with Charles Darwin's passion for collecting beetles; follows Nero Wolfe of the Rex Stout novels, who grew tentatively into a vivid and fascinating detective; and celebrates the zealous idealism of 1890s fraternity boys as reflected by some of their century-old publications.In sharing Matthews's adventures as an implacable bookman, readers will find, not an escape from life, but new entrance ways through old books.