The Resource Reading pleasures, foreword by Jennifer Byrne

Reading pleasures, foreword by Jennifer Byrne

Label
Reading pleasures
Title
Reading pleasures
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Jennifer Byrne
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reading Pleasures is filled with gorgeous photographs and artworks, each paired with an inspiring quotation. Book lover and host of The Book Club Jennifer Byrne, introduces the book magnificently in her foreword: Here are brief quotations and observations on the reading life, accompanied by illustrations from the National Library of Australia's own collection. They amount to a celebration and examination of the lifelong, earthy, impossible-to-explain love affair between readers and their books. We all read in different ways: some in a private moment revelling in the escape that reading allows, or some with an eye to sharing and discussing. Tim Winton sums up reading in one word: privacy. But for others, reading is company. As long as you have the capacity to read, says Elliot Perlman, you needn't be alone any more. Or as Richard Flanagan puts it inThe Narrow Road to the Deep North, when his hero Dorrigo Evans stands in his library: he was not alone. And Miles Franklin wonderfully describes the place we go to when we are reading as book-land. To return to Jennifer: As the chorus of voices in this book makes clear, there are as many ways to read as there are to live
Dewey number
028.8
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Byrne, Jennifer
  • National Library of Australia
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  • Books and reading
  • Reading
  • Authors, Australian
  • Books and reading
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Label
Reading pleasures, foreword by Jennifer Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780642278968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Reading pleasures, foreword by Jennifer Byrne
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780642278968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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