Download e-book for iPad: A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works by Tom Nissley

By Tom Nissley

A witty and addictively readable daily literary companion.At as soon as a love letter to literature and an enthralling consultant to the books so much worthy analyzing, A Reader's ebook of Days positive aspects bite-size money owed of occasions within the lives of significant authors for each day of the 12 months. this is Marcel Proust beginning looking for misplaced Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling within the margin of her personal writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional occasions that happen inside of loved books also are integrated: the beginning of Harry Potter's enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked promenade in Stephen King's Carrie.

A Reader's publication of Days is stuffed with memorable and unbelievable stories from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip ok. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O'Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and plenty of extra. The ebook additionally notes the times on which well-known authors have been born and died; it contains lists of instructed examining for each month of the yr in addition to snippets from booklet stories as they seemed throughout literary historical past; and all through there are wry illustrations through acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky.

Brimming with approximately 2,000 tales, A Reader's e-book of Days may have readers of each stripe achieving for his or her favourite books and researching new ones.

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6. OF LARGE TELESCOPES The loo-inch Hooker telescope. advance knowledge and to satisfy his own curiosity regarding the nature of the universe and the problems of its unexplored depths. " In his day the amount of light received from a star was merely that which entered the pupil of the eye, and large instruments were constructed, not with any idea of discovering new celestial objects, but in the hope of increasing the precision of measuring the poGalileo's telescope, sitions of those already known.

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