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    A History of Books (Paperback) By (author) Gerald Murnane

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    DescriptionThis new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of authors, the great, the popular, and the now - forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane's habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the writing life, in the absence of religious belief. A History of Books is accompanied by three shorter pieces of fiction which play on these themes, featuring the writer at different ages, as a young boy, a teacher, and an old recluse.


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    Title
    A History of Books
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gerald Murnane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459649187
    ISBN 10: 1459649184
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    16, Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    22 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC