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Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman (born August 7, 1953 New York) is an American essayist and reporter

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It is a truism of epistolary psychology that, for example, a Christmas thank-you note written on Dec ...

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My brother and I were able to fantasize far more extravagantly about our parents' tastes and desires ...

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Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our shelves (and on our windowsills, and unde ...

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A philosophy professor at my college, whose baby became enamored of the portrait of David Hume on a ...

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I, on the other hand, believe that books, maps, scissors, and Scotch tape dispensers are all unrelia ...

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For me, literature is a way of enlarging myself by learning about people who are not like me.

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We spread our sleeping bags on the snow and crawled inside. The vantage point was dizzying. It was i ...

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I am very grateful to the electronic world for making my life easier, but there is something about h ...

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To use an electronics analogy, closing a book on a bookmark is like pressing the Stop button, wherea ...

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Muses are fickle, and many a writer, peering into the voice, has escaped paralysis by ascribing the ...

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I have always felt that the action most worth watching is not at the center of things but where edge ...

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Reading aloud means no skipping, no skimming, no cutting to the chase.

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If my father were still writing essays, every full-grown 'girl' would probably be transformed into a ...

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In my view, nineteen pounds of old books are at least nineteen times as delicious as one pound of fr ...

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It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a smal ...

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