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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

作者 : Tom Nissley

出版社 : W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

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定價 : NT 595

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也許你熟悉包法利夫人、達西先生與伊莉莎白,對於哈利波特甚至他的敵人跩哥•馬份都如數家珍,卻對創造這些主角的作者十分陌生,這本一口氣收錄了近2000作家的故事,將讓你對作家有更多認識。

全書按照日期撰寫編排,便於無論是隨意,或尋找一個特定日期,或每天閱讀,或從索引選擇一喜歡的作家,做為當日閱讀的滋養,充滿文學與歷史的樂趣。相信這一年,認識作家的能力,將大有斬獲。

從作家生活和作品發掘真實傳說,非常有趣。作者Tom Nissley蒐集與閱讀大量信件、文獻,從一年365天的每一天尋找相關作家當日發生的故事,例如3月13日是留給莎士比亞,4月15日不只是魯賓遜漂流記的出版日,也是Henry James的生日;而6月12日則是安徒生開始在狄更斯家裡連住五周的開始,是不是也是種下交惡果子呢?對於普魯斯特而言的每一天都是在浪費時間嗎?

有時,不同年分的同一日,卻是許多作家在相異的時空下共同發生屬於自己的傳奇,或者誕生與死亡,讀者也許一天之內就讀到了珍‧奧斯汀,詹姆斯‧鮑德溫,羅伯托‧博拉諾,勃朗特姐妹,朱諾‧迪亞斯,菲利普‧迪克,查爾斯‧狄更斯,瓊‧迪迪安,村上春樹,奧康納,奧爾罕‧帕慕克,喬治‧普林頓,扎迪‧史密斯,蘇珊‧桑塔格,亨特湯普森,列夫‧托爾斯泰,大衛‧福斯特‧華萊士等。書中還指出在其著名作家出生和死亡的日期,包括作家的推薦閱讀以及書評。

歷史上文學家的今日。充滿軼事與趣味的閱讀。

At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King's Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Bronte sisters, Junot Diaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O'Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
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