At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist

by anne fadiman | Arts & Photography |
ISBN: 9781846140433 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sherlockfan of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 1/4/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 04, 2009
This delightful litle book was a Christmas present for me in 2007 !! and has been kept, still in its original wrapping tied with red ribbon. Cannot imagine why it has been lying in wait for me. I had opened it and was delighted when I saw what it was as I'd been enthusiastic to my sister-in-law about my pleasure in Anne's "Ex Libris" and was certainly not dropping hints.

I'm pleased to have a nice book like this to be my #700 registration.

Journal Entry 2 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, July 01, 2012
This is not original but covers the book so well I decided to use these words cribbed from "Time Out - New York"
n At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country.

Many of these essays were composed “under the influence” of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother’s homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlúa Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac’s coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father’s nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll’s mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre

Journal Entry 3 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, July 08, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (7/8/2012 UTC) at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Posting to Catsalive for Southern Cross Book Exchange. She is an Anne Fadiman fan and I did not have Ex Libris which was on her Wish List but this one will do as well I think.

Journal Entry 4 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 27, 2012
Thanks Sherlockfan. I hope those eyes of yours are coming along well.

Journal Entry 5 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
I enjoyed these well-written essays. As each one is separate, you can dip in & read one at a time. Great bedtime reading.

Journal Entry 6 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 05, 2016

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Sent to VeganMedusa for the Australasian Wishlist Tag.

Journal Entry 7 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Friday, February 19, 2016
Thanks, catsalive.

Journal Entry 8 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Wednesday, March 09, 2016
I liked some of the later essays. Mail, the Arctic Hedonist, Coleridge the Runaway, and A Piece of Cotton.

Journal Entry 9 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Monday, March 14, 2016
Finally posted yesterday to jeniwren. Sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 10 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
So thrilled to have this in my hands as I have Ex Libris on my shelves having enjoyed it many years ago. A lovely edition and I look forward to dipping into this one between my other reading:)

Journal Entry 11 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
I had high hopes for this one considering my adoration for Ex Libris a previous collection of essays on books and reading by the same author. I read the first few chapters but it just bored me so was abandoned. Moving on to another reader with this one on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 12 by wingjeniwrenwing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/24/2018 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Travelling with company to Western Australia.

Journal Entry 13 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Monday, February 19, 2018
Arrived safely as a choice from the OZ VBB. Thanks, jeniwren.
I also have Ex Libris on my shelf waiting, so perhaps I should begin there?

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