Tuesday, July 8, 2008

On a final parting note...

I'm just curious, as I was thinking about it, what everyone's favorite essay of Ex Libris was. Oh, and why, too. I mean, you gotta have the why.

Personally, while there were many entertaining ones, I think I most enjoyed "Nothing New Under the Sun," purely for the clever detailing of each word/phrase/paragraphs unoriginal history. I also think it took a great deal of work to write.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I already lent my copy of the book to someone, so I can't go back and make a definitive decision on a favorite. I very much enjoyed the final essay, "Secondhand Prose", though. It made me wish that among all the stores across the street from me there was a used bookstore. Alas, there's merely a Barnes and Noble.

Also, when telling people about the book, I most often quoted from "The Joy of Sesquipedalians" and "Words on a Flyleaf".

I'm not sure I could pick a favorite even if I had my book in front of me, though. :)