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ISBN:
0771006594
Author:
Robert Adams
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart; First Printing edition (May 1, 2001)
Pages:
320 pages
EPUB book:
1893 kb
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1689 kb
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1292 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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913


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In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace to Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman's The Dress Lodger, popular literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context.

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Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. In the words of the Calgary Herald, they are a bibliophile’s dream. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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ISBN 13: 9780771006593. Famously, Adams reads a book a day, from which he selects only those novels that are truly extraordinary, that have made him see some part of the world or some aspect of the human condition in a new light – because for Adams, the best books always take the reader on a journey, with a destination very distant from the point of departure. It should be not only a journey of discovery – an exploration of the author’s vision – but also of risk.

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Publisher: McClelland & Stewart. Print ISBN: 9780771006623, 0771006624. Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. This book's format is not supported currently, please contact the publisher. Reflowable eTextbooks do not maintain the layout of a traditional bound book.

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Every year, Robert Adams prepares a series of five reviews of contemporary novels, to be delivered alone on a theatre stage to sold-out audiences in Toronto and Montreal. In A Love of Reading Adams has now gathered 18 of his most brilliant reviews, from Jack Maggs by Peter Carey and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, to A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry and Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler. In them he skillfully interweaves a nimble and entertaining discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context. He is repeatedly drawn to the spectacle of less-than-perfect humans making their way in a hostile world, and as a result a review by Robert Adams is almost always a hugely satisfying mix of rich pathos and abundant humour.Famously, Adams reads a book a day, from which he selects only those novels that are truly extraordinary, that have made him see some part of the world or some aspect of the human condition in a new light – because for Adams, the best books always take the reader on a journey, with a destination very distant from the point of departure. It should be not only a journey of discovery – an exploration of the author’s vision – but also of risk. By matching one’s own vision to that of the author, says Adams, the reader enters an exciting negotiation to produce a new vision of his own. This joint enterprise between reader and writer, the shared risk and the wonder of discovery, is the foundation of A Love of Reading.• For the last six years, Robert Adams has presented an annual series of book reviews to sold out audiences. Eighty per centof Adams’ 3,000 subscribers in Toronto and Montreal renew for the following season• This book is a selection of modern classics from a discriminating and entertaining guide• Perfect for reading groups• Quill & Quire, noting the jump in sales of any book reviewed by Adams, has called the phenomenon “The Adams Effect”
  • Ger
Robert Adams is a master reviewer. Hearing him give a lecture on a novel, is much more than just describing the text or style, it is a journey to discover a wonderful writer and his work, the universe surrounding his book, the history, the geography, the people, all that make his story unique.

For Canadians, Robert Adams is a respected and loved character, born in England he has lived most of his life in Canada. His reviews in Toronto University and McGill University auditoriums are always packed, and are frequently aired on canadian TV.

This book comprises the very best of his reviews, an in-depth view into the wonders of writing. Highly recommended.
  • Androlhala
These reviews include background information, history, and passionate reviews of a varied selection of modern literature. Very well done, and an excellent resource to expand your reading list. For a real treat, listen to or watch Robert Adams read these reviews on TVO's Big Ideas. [...]