Second reading : notable and neglected books revisited / Jonathan Yardley
- Yardley, Jonathan
- New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 351 pages ; 21 cm
- H.M. Pulham, Esq., by John P. Marquand -- W.C. Fields: his follies and fortunes, by Robert Lewis Taylor -- The autumn of the patriarch, by Gabriel García Márquez -- Reveille in Washington, by Margaret Leech -- The twelve Caesars, by Suetonius, translated by Robert Graves -- Lucky Jim, by Kingley Amis -- The dreadful lemon sky, by John D. MacDonald -- The woman within, by Ellen Glasgow -- Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding -- Paper Tiger, by Stanley Woodward -- The Reivers, by William Faulkner -- Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin -- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier -- Someone like you, by Roald Dahl -- The long season, by Jim Brosnan -- Speak, memory, by Vladimir Nabokov -- The housebreaker of Shady Hill, by John Cheever -- The boys on the bus, by Timothy Crouse -- The sketch book, by Washington Irving -- The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger -- Crazy salad, by Nora Ephron -- A new life, by Bernard Malamud -- Cyrano, by Edmund Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker -- The house on Coliseum Street, by Shirley Ann Grau -- Pogo, by Walt Kelly -- The habit of being: the letters of Flannery O'Conner, edited by Sally Fitzgerald -- The death of the heart, by Elizabeth Bowen -- Satchmo: my life in New Orleans, by Louis Armstrong -- The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- Look at me, by Anita Brookner -- Beat to quarters, by C.S. Forester -- The fathers, by Allen Tate -- Sula, by Toni Morrison -- The revolt of Mamie Stover, by William Bradford Huie -- The robber bridegroom, by Eudora Welty -- Fanny Hill, by John Cleland -- Poets in their youth, by Eileen Simpson -- The damnation of Theron Ware, by Harold Frederic -- A moveable feast, by Ernest Hemingway -- The great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- My life and hard times, by James Thurber -- The woman warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston -- Mr. Blandings builds his dream house, by Eric Hodgins -- Morte d'Urban, by J.F. Powers -- I was dancing, by Edwin O'Connor -- Only yesterday, by Frederick Lewis Allen -- Slouching towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion -- Lie down in darkness, by William Styron -- Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck -- The rector of Justin, by Louis Auchincloss -- The shooting party, by Isabel Colegate -- The elements of style, by William Strunk and E.B. White -- Act one, by Moss Hart -- Black boy, by Richard Wright -- The young lions, by Irwin Shaw -- Newspaper days, by H.L. Mencken -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain -- Pomp and circumstance, by Noel Coward -- The bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder -- The collected stories of Peter Taylor -- The rest of the list.
- This collection of five dozen pieces of literary criticism was published in the Washington Post between March 2003 and January 2010. It is a collection of Yardley's opinions of books that he believes are worthy of a second look. They scan the realms of fiction, biography and autobiography, memoirs, and history.
- 9781609450083 (pbk.)
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