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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409040170
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

The Size Of Thoughts

Essays and Other Lumber


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THE SIZE OF THOUGHTS brings together over a decade's worth of Baker's essays and journalism. His subjects range from extinct forms of punctuation to the tribulations of reading aloud; from the contemplation of the unbuilt model airplane to the mechanics of changing one's mind. It also includes a new, long and previously unpublished essay on the vagaries of scholarship and bookish pedantry centering on the word 'lumber'. Throughout, his exquisite and playful use of language make this collection a delight.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409040170
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Nicholson Baker

Born in 1957 Nicholson Baker is the author of several acclaimed novels; A Box of Matches, Vox and The Fermata as well as essays, including the campaigning Double Fold for which the New York Times called him 'the Erin Brokovich of the library world'.

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Praise for The Size Of Thoughts

“Funny and humane, and conveys...something of the richness of our literary legacy”

Independent


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