Item Details

Reading Through the Night

Jane Tompkins
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London: University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813941592, 0813941598, 9780813941608 (ebook)
Summary
"A memoir in reading, this book reflects anew on how reading can become a transformative path to self-discovery. Jane Tompkins treats in particular works by Paul Theroux and V. S. Naipaul but also touches on the works of writers such as Henning Mankell, Ann Patchett, Alain de Botton, Elena Ferrante, and Anthony Trollope"--
Contents
  • Introduction: Living through books
  • The gift
  • Literary criticism
  • Frustration and discontent
  • Going places
  • Fame
  • A dancing dwarf
  • Archaeology
  • "The 9:50 to Waterloo"
  • Shadow as master and master as shadow
  • Reading transformed
  • My other life
  • "The half-life"
  • Henning Mankell
  • Envy, love, and writing
  • Self and nature
  • The world is what it is
  • Reading through the night
  • Afterword.
Description
xii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original silver-colored boards; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, October, 2018.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 02190cam a22004098i 4500
    001 u7779661
    003 SIRSI
    005 20181029130052.0
    008 180807s2018 vau b s000 0deng
    010
      
      
    a| 2018032870
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| BDX d| GK8 d| YDX d| IMR d| NYP d| OCLCO d| VA@
    020
      
      
    a| 9780813941592 q| (cloth : alk. paper)
    020
      
      
    a| 0813941598
    020
      
      
    z| 9780813941608 (ebook)
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)1035366282
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| n-us---
    050
    0
    0
    a| PN75.T68 b| A3 2018
    082
    0
    0
    a| 809 2| 23
    100
    1
      
    a| Tompkins, Jane P. e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| Reading through the night / c| Jane Tompkins.
    264
      
    1
    a| Charlottesville ; a| London: b| University of Virginia Press, c| 2018.
    300
      
      
    a| xii, 233 pages ; c| 23 cm
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    520
      
      
    a| "A memoir in reading, this book reflects anew on how reading can become a transformative path to self-discovery. Jane Tompkins treats in particular works by Paul Theroux and V. S. Naipaul but also touches on the works of writers such as Henning Mankell, Ann Patchett, Alain de Botton, Elena Ferrante, and Anthony Trollope"-- c| Provided by publisher.
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references.
    505
    0
      
    a| Introduction: Living through books -- The gift -- Literary criticism -- Frustration and discontent -- Going places -- Fame -- A dancing dwarf -- Archaeology -- "The 9:50 to Waterloo" -- Shadow as master and master as shadow -- Reading transformed -- My other life -- "The half-life" -- Henning Mankell -- Envy, love, and writing -- Self and nature -- The world is what it is -- Reading through the night -- Afterword.
    590
      
      
    a| SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original silver-colored boards; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, October, 2018.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Tompkins, Jane P.
    650
      
    0
    a| Literary historians z| United States v| Biography.
    650
      
    0
    a| Books and reading z| United States v| Anecdotes.
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    596
      
      
    a| 2 10
    999
      
      
    a| PN75 .T68 A3 2018 w| LC i| X032124817 l| STACKS m| SPEC-COLL t| RAREBOOK
    999
      
      
    a| PN75 .T68 A3 2018 w| LC i| X031822481 l| STACKS m| ALDERMAN t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Alderman Stacks Map Available
Special Collections Special Collections N/A Available