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Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and other Mysteries

Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and other Mysteries (Hardback)

By Parks, Tim

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After delighting us with his novels and many volumes of non-fiction, Tim Parks - who is not only an acclaimed author and a translator, but also a celebrated literary essayist - gives us a book to enjoy, savour and, most importantly, reread.

ISBN 9781846884573
Published 5 August 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781846884573
ISBN-10 1846884578
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Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Alma Books Ltd
Publication Date 5 August 2019
International Publication Date 27 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Parks, Tim
Category Literary Studies: General
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Books and reading
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 028.9
Catalogue Code 997083

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Description of this Book

How can other people like the books we don't like? What benefit can we get from rereading a work? Can we read better? If so, how? These and many other questions, ranging from the field of writing to that of reading and translation, are given a comprehensive answer in a series of stimulating and challenging literary essays that will be a perfect read for all book explorers and practitioners of the pen. After delighting us with his novels and many volumes of non-fiction, Tim Parks - who is not only an acclaimed author and a translator, but also a celebrated literary essayist - gives us a book to enjoy, savour and, most importantly, reread.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review There are many ways of touring the land that Italians, following Dante, call il bel paese, and Parks is as perceptive a guide as could be wished. * TLS *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tim Parks is the author of fourteen novels, including Europa (shortlisted for the Booker prize), Destiny, Cleaver, Sex Is Forbidden and, most recently, Painting Death, all of which have been translated into many languages. As well as being a novelist and the author of several works of non-fiction, Tim is the acclaimed translator of books by Moravia, Calvino, Machiavelli and other Italian writers. He's a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.

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