Final Fridays

Final Fridays

Essays, Lectures, Tributes & Other Nonfiction, 1995

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
An acclaimed author presents a collection of essays as a result of his dedication to writing only nonfiction on Fridays discussing reading and writing and giving tributes to writer-friends and family members.

Perseus Publishing
For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction. The result is Final Fridays, his third essay collection, following The Friday Book (1984) and Further Fridays (1995). Sixteen years and six novels since his last volume of non-fiction, Barth delivers yet another remarkable work comprised of 27 insightful essays.

With pieces covering everything from reading, writing, and the state of the art, to tributes to writer-friends and family members, this collection is witty and engaging throughout. Barth’s ?unaffected love of learning” (San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle) and ?joy in thinking that becomes contagious” (Washington Post), shine through in this third, and, with an implied question mark, final essay collection.

For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction. The result is Final Fridays, his third essay collection, following The Friday Book (1984) and Further Fridays (1995). Sixteen years and six novels since his last volume of non-fiction, Barth delivers yet another remarkable work comprised of 27 insightful essays.

With pieces covering everything from reading, writing, and the state of the art, to tributes to writer-friends and family members, this collection is witty and engaging throughout. Barth’s “unaffected love of learning” (San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle) and “joy in thinking that becomes contagious” (Washington Post), shine through in this third, and, with an implied question mark, final essay collection.


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& Taylor

Presents a collection of essays that came about as a result of the author's dedication to writing only nonfiction on Fridays, which discusses reading and writing and gives tributes to his writer friends and family members.

Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012
Description: ix, 313 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781582437569
1582437564
Branch Call Number: 814 Bar

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