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Ex Libris / Michiko Kakutani ; illustrated by Dana Tanamachi.

Ex Libris / Michiko Kakutani ; illustrated by Dana Tanamachi.
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ISBN 9780008421953 (hardback)
Author Kakutani, Michiko author.
Title Ex Libris / Michiko Kakutani ; illustrated by Dana Tanamachi.
Publisher/Date London : William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. 301 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary Note From 'the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world' (Vanity Fair) comes an inspiring and beautifully illustrated selection of the life-changing books that none of us should miss. For legendary literary critic Michiko Kakutani, books have always been an escape and a sanctuary, the characters of some novels feeling so real to her childhood self that she worried they might leap out of the pages at night if she left the book cover open. In Ex Libris, she offers a personal selection of over 100 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with passionate essays on why each has had a profound effect on her life. From Homer's The Odyssey to The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, Ex Libris covers a rich and vast range of classics, old and new, that will help build a well-rounded reader and citizen of the world. With gorgeous illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates leafed between Kakutani's inspiring essays, Ex Libris points us to our next great read - and proves an unmissable reminder of why we fell in love with reading in the first place.
Subject - Name Kakutani, Michiko -- Books and reading
Subject Books and reading -- United States
Added Author Tanamachi, Dana illustrator.
Shelf Location 028.9 KAKU
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