The Resource The shelf : from LEQ to LES, Phyllis Rose

The shelf : from LEQ to LES, Phyllis Rose

Label
The shelf : from LEQ to LES
Title
The shelf
Title remainder
from LEQ to LES
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment--to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ-LES. Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of literature," she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. The shelf has everything Rose could wish for--a classic she has not read, a remarkable variety of authors, and a range of literary styles. The early nineteenth-century Russian classic A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is spine by spine with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Stories of French Canadian farmers sit beside those about aristocratic Austrians. California detective novels abut a picaresque novel from the seventeenth century. There are several novels by a wonderful, funny, contemporary novelist who has turned to raising dogs because of the tepid response to her work. In The Shelf, Rose investigates the books on her shelf with exuberance, candor, and wit while pondering the many questions her experiment raises and measuring her discoveries against her own inner shelf--those texts that accompany us through life. 'Fairly sure that no one in the history of the world has read exactly this series of novels,' she sustains a sense of excitement as she creates a refreshingly original and generous portrait of the literary enterprise"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Phyllis
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003.2
LC item number
R67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rose, Phyllis
  • New York Society Library
  • Books and reading
  • Authors, American
  • Reading interests
  • Fiction
Label
The shelf : from LEQ to LES, Phyllis Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The experiment begins -- The myth of the book : "A hero of our time" -- Literary evolution : "The phantom of the Opera" -- The universe provides : Rhoda Lerman -- Women and fiction : a question of privilege -- Small worlds : the nightingale and the lark -- Libraries : making space -- Life and adventures : "Gil Blas" -- Serial killers : detective fiction -- Immortality
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780374261207
Lccn
2013034092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864808485
  • 504772
  • (OCoLC)ocn864808485
  • 504772
  • 549852
Label
The shelf : from LEQ to LES, Phyllis Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The experiment begins -- The myth of the book : "A hero of our time" -- Literary evolution : "The phantom of the Opera" -- The universe provides : Rhoda Lerman -- Women and fiction : a question of privilege -- Small worlds : the nightingale and the lark -- Libraries : making space -- Life and adventures : "Gil Blas" -- Serial killers : detective fiction -- Immortality
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780374261207
Lccn
2013034092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864808485
  • 504772
  • (OCoLC)ocn864808485
  • 504772
  • 549852

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