Cookies must be enabled to use this website.

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • SubGenre:Essays
  • Language:English
  • Series title:
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:690
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543992946

Lifelines: A Commonplace Book

Second Addition

by Charlie Cherry

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
A Commonplace Book (also called ZIBALDONE or hodgepodge book) is a collection of favorite sayings or statements of proverbial wisdom. It is a personal collection and varies among individuals. Authors include Seneca, John Milton, Edward Gibbon, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, W. H. Auden, Nicholson Baker. Cherry's LIFELINES has more than 600 subject categories. It is also his literary autobiography capturing a lifetime of reading with his appraisal of more than 1300 books, along with lists of favorite works of fiction/non-fiction and films.
Description
Commonplace Book (also called ZIBALDONE or hodgepodge book) is a collection of favorite sayings or statments of proverbial wisdom. It is a personal collection and varies significantly among individuals. Authors of commonplace books include Seneca the Younger, John Milton, Francis Bacon, Edward Gibbon, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, W. H. Auden, Nicholson Baker. After a lifetime of reading, the author (a college English teacher) has tried to distill that reading by fixing it for himself, giving some permanence and validating the activity that has most consumed his waking hours. Thus LIFELINES is in some sense an autobiography, a way of recapturing moments of learning, reflection, suprise, insight, basic pleasure provided by creative users of our language.
About the author
Charlie Cherry is an Emeritus Professor of English at Villanova University and former Editor of QUAKER HISTORY, based at Haverford College. In addition to articles on literature and Higher Education, he is the author of A QUIET HAVEN: QUAKERS AND ASYLUM REFORM and has co-authored/edited five books dealing with rhetoric and Quaker History.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.