June 23rd, 2014 at 6:28 am
This week our featured book is Reading Style: A Life in Sentences, by Jenny Davidson.
We are also offering a FREE copy of Reading Style to a lucky winner. To enter the contest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, June 27 at 1:00 pm.
“Jenny Davidson has the rare gift of being warmly analytical—highly intelligent but never mandarin, authoritative and intimate at the same time. Reading her discussions of writers ranging from Marcel Proust to Wayne Koestenbaum—by way of Jonathan Lethem and George Eliot—is like being in the company of a very clever friend as she unfolds the treasures of her bookshelf.” — Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch
Read the chapter, “Lord Leighton, Liberace, and the Advantages of Bad Writing: Helen DeWitt, Harry Stephen Keller, Lionel Shriver, George Eliot”: