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Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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ISBN - 10: 0374261202
ISBN - 13: 9780374261207
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From the Publisher
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