Giving and Receiving Books

John Williams wrote a short article for the NYT called, “The Perilous Art of Giving Books.”

“Long ago, The Onion ran the mock-headline: “Book Given As Gift Actually Read.” More recently, the Tumblr site The Books They Gave Me has collected autobiographical reminiscences that illustrate the sometimes perilous task of finding the right book for the right reader. But what about book-giving as a theme in literature itself? …”

[The complete article is at NYT. ]

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