Collected Intros and OutrosAudiobook CD - 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences. Chabon asks why anyone would write an introduction, or for that matter, read one. His own daughter Rose prefers to skip them. Chabon's answer is simple and simultaneously profound: "a hope of bringing pleasure for the reader." Likewise, afterwords--they are all about shared pleasure, about the "pure love" of a work of art that has inspired, awakened, transformed the reader. Ultimately, this thought-provoking compendium is a series of love letters and thank-you notes, unified by the simple theme of the shared pleasure of discovery.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, 
Branch Call Number: CDT 814 CHABON
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. digital,rdatr optical,rdarm audio file,rdaft CD audio
Alternative Title: Bookends