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
Author: Tom Nissley
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780393241495

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. 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 Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, 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.

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
Author: Tom Nissley,Joanna Neborsky
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-11-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780393239621

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Presents a literary companion and guide that describes the mistakes, epiphanies, and successes of a variety of writers, from Proust and Conrad to Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, each day of the year.

The Book of Days

The Book of Days
Author: Robert Chambers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 850
Release: 1863
Genre: Anecdotes
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000035697

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The Jewish Book of Days

The Jewish Book of Days
Author: Jill Hammer
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780827610132

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Throughout the ages, Jews have connected legends to particular days of the Hebrew calendar. Abraham's birth, the death of Rachel, and the creation of light are all tales that are linked to a specific day and season. The Jewish Book of Days invites readers to experience the connection between sacred story and nature's rhythms, through readings designed for each and every day of the year. These daily readings offer an opportunity to live in tune with the wisdom of the past while learning new truths about the times we live in today. Using the tree as its central metaphor, The Jewish Book of Days is divided into eight chapters of approximately forty-five days each. These sections represent the tree's stages of growth--seed, root, shoot, sap, bud, leaf, flower, and fruit--and also echo the natural cadences of each season. Each entry has three components: a biblical quote for the day; a midrash on the biblical quote or a Jewish tradition related to that day; and commentary relating the text to the cycles of the year. The author includes an introduction that analyzes the different months and seasons of the Hebrew calendar and explains the textual sources used throughout. Appendixes provide additional material for leap years, equinoxes, and solstices. A section on seasonal meditations offers a new way to approach the divine every day.

A Writer s Book of Days

A Writer s Book of Days
Author: Judy Reeves
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-08-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1577313127

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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

The Reading Book of Days

The Reading Book of Days
Author: The History of Reading Society
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-10-01
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780750951739

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Taking you through the year day by day, The Reading Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Reading’s archives, it will delight residents and visitors alike.

A Book of Days

A Book of Days
Author: Patti Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-11-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1039002072

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A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, featuring more than 365 images and reflections that chart Smith's singular aesthetic--inspired by her wildly popular Instagram. In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message "Hello Everybody!" Known for shooting with her beloved Land camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith's world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she's reading, the graves of beloved heroes--William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith's unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother's keychain, and a husband's Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are never-before-seen photos of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafés, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world. With over 365 photographs taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful--and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process--A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artist's life.

Book of Days

Book of Days
Author: James L. Rubart
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2011-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781433671517

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A young video producer suffering from memory loss sets off in search of God's book of days--described in Psalm 139--that has recorded the past, present and future of every soul on earth. Original.