LETTERS TO MY SON ON THE LOVE OF BOOKS

By: ROBERTO COTRONEO

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So Writes Roberto Cotroneo in the opening pages of his Letters to My Son on the Love of Books, a beautiful, engaging collection of four "letters" from an Italian father to his young son Francesco that is an introduction to not only the wonders of literature, but also the moral dimensions it contains.

Each "letter" focuses on a particular theme, and on one book or author to illustrate it. Cotroneo discusses how: Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island instructs us on anxiety; tenderness is discovered in J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye; the notion of passion is articulated in T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"; and Thomas Bernhard's The Loser illustrates how the pitfalls of unhealthy competition can turn talent into disaster.

Cotroneo has chosen books from which he has learned valuable lessons about the world, lessons that as a father he passionately wants to share with his son. For book lovers of all ages, these letters of practical criticism offer valuable lessons for life.

Title: LETTERS TO MY SON ON THE LOVE OF BOOKS

Author Name: ROBERTO COTRONEO

Categories: BOOKS About Books,

Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

ISBN Number: 0880016310

ISBN Number 13: 9780880016315

Binding: HARDCOVER W/JACKET

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM304737

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