Book Discussion on Book by Book

Mr. Dirda read selections from his collection, Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, published by Henry Holt. The book is a… read more

Mr. Dirda read selections from his collection, Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, published by Henry Holt. The book is a collection of favorite quotations and passages from authors such as Isaiah Berlin, P.G. Wodehouse, Dr. Seuss and Simone Weil. Mr. Dirda argued that wit and wisdom from books can inform and enrich one’s life. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. 

Mr. Dirda received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. close

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Book Discussion on Book by Book

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 23, 2006

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  • Oct 08, 2006 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 08, 2006 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Nov 23, 2006 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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