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Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books Hardcover – 11 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (11 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300170920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300170924
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Filled with juicy details about how writers read, collect, and live with their books."--Jean Temarin, The Chronicle of Higher Education--Jean Temarin "The Chronicle of Higher Education "

"[M]any of the observations may help disorganized book nuts bring some shape to the mishmash of books we call our own libraries."--Alan Bisbort, The Sunday Republican--Alan Bisbort "The Sunday Republican "

"There are many expensive coffee table books about books and libraries, but for a relatively modest cost, Price's volume offers a gorgeous set of pictures . . . [a] lovely book."--Harvey Freedenberg, Harrisburg Magazine--Harvey Freedenberg "Harrisburg Magazine "

"[A] sensual pleasure for the eyes, and a book fans of the writers, and of books and libraries, will enjoy."--Jeff Bursey, Rain Taxi--Jeff Bursey "Rain Taxi "

Winner of the 2012 New York Book Show Award in General Trade Jacket, as given by the New York Book Show --Jacket Cover Design Prize "New York Book Show "

"In its beautiful design, Unpacking My Library is itself an argument for the continuing vitality of physical books and the libraries that contain them."--The Boston Globe--The Boston Globe

"Unpacking My Library is a wild, wide world of authors and their books. Maul it savagely or gently caress it."--Fine Books & Collections--Fine Books & Collections

About the Author

Leah Price is professor of English at Harvard University. She is the author of The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel, Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture, and How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain. She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, and the Boston Globe.

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