Bound to Last

Bound to Last

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Lovers of the printed book, arise! Thirty of today's top writers are here to tell you you're not alone. In Bound to Last, an amazing array of authors comes to the passionate defense of the printed book with spirited, never-before-published essays celebrating the hardcover or paperback they hold most dear--not necessarily because of its contents, but because of its significance as a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable object. Whether focusing on the circumstances behind how a particular book was acquired, or how it has become forever qbound upq with a specific person, time, or place, each piece collected here confirms--poignantly, delightfully, irrefutably--that every book tells a story far beyond the one found within its pages. In addition to a foreword by Ray Bradbury, Bound to Last features original contributions by: Chris Abani, Rabih Alameddine, Anthony Doerr, Louis Ferrante, Nick Flynn, Karen Joy Fowler, Julia Glass, Karen Green, David Hajdu, Terrence Holt, Jim Knipfel, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sarah Manguso, Sean Manning, Joyce Maynard, Philipp Meyer, Jonathan Miles, Sigrid Nunez, Ed Park, Victoria Patterson, Francine Prose, Michael Ruhlman, Elissa Schappell, Christine Schutt, Jim Shepard, Susan Straight, J. Courtney Sullivan, Anthony Swofford, Danielle Trussoni, and Xu XiaobinShe is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair as well as a co-founder and now editor- at-large of Tin House magazine. Christine Schutt is the author of two short story collections, Nightwork and A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer. Her first novelanbsp;...

Title:Bound to Last
Author:Sean Manning, Ray Bradbury
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2010


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