Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Book Intro Tuesday
This week I'm reading Julian Barnes' newest book Through the Window, a collection of essays on books and authors and the art of writing and translating. A must for any bibliophile!
Here is the introduction.
Preface: A Life With Books
I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able live from books. And it was through books that I first realized there were other worlds beyond my own; first imagined what it might be like to be another person; first encountered that deeply intimate bond make when a writer's voice gets inside a reader's head. I was perhaps lucky that for the first ten years of my like there was no competition from television; and when one finally arrived into the household, it was under the strict control of my parents.
Through the Window
Julian Barnes is also the author of The Sense of an Ending, published in 2011 and winner of that year's Man Booker Prize.
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