Open Door [The]: When Writers First Learned to Read

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For this entertaining and warmly received book, Steven Gilbar has selected 29 of history's and literature's most vivid personalities, from such masters as Dickens, Churchill, Steinbeck, and Eudora Welty, to more eclectic figures like Jean Rhys, Paule Marshall, and William Cobbett. All remember the intoxicating thrill of their first book, that exhilarating moment described by M. F. K. Fisher: 'Slowly my eyes rode across the lines of print, and the New World smiled. The door opened, and without hesitation I walked through'.

Black-and-white photographs and drawings illustrate this unusual and beautifully produced collection in paperback.

Writers include: Benjamin Franklin, William Cobbet, Charles Dickens, Fredrick Douglas, Abraham Cahan, Rudyard Kipling, W. B. Yeats, H. G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, Winston Churchill, Sherwood Anderson, Upton Sinclair, H. L. Mencken, A. A. Milne, Will Durant, E. E. Cummings, Jean Rhys, C. S. Lewis, John Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Richard Wright, M. F. K. Fisher, Eudora Welty, Dylan Thomas, Harper Lee, Paule Marshall, Richard Rodriguez, Stephen King, Annie Dillard.

'The Open Door is a reader's delight, a book to be savoured, to browse through time and again. It has an endearingly personal tone, as if the reader had been invited to sit down for a short visit with each of the writers' - Heather Vogel Frederick, Christian Science Monitor

Recommended highly for life-long bookworms and readers' - ABA Booklist

'Amusing, charming, powerful at times, the book is a small treasure' - The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


SKU 9780879239213
Barcode # 9780879239213
Brand Godine
Artist / Author Steven GILBAR (editor)

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