IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Library Book de Susan Orlean
S'està carregant…

The Library Book (edició 2019)

de Susan Orlean (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
3,0441983,242 (4.07)179
Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.
Membre:queenmomcat
Títol:The Library Book
Autors:Susan Orlean (Autor)
Informació:Simon & Schuster (2019), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
Col·leccions:Own, La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

The Library Book de Susan Orlean

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 179 mencions

Anglès (195)  Alemany (1)  Totes les llengües (196)
Es mostren 1-5 de 196 (següent | mostra-les totes)
This book started out with great momentum and so much promise. It ended up as a direction less mix of tangents, unnecessary details, and way too much speculation about Harry Peak. It became less interesting as it went along; by the end I was glad to be done with it.

The only thing that kept me turning pages was Ms. Orleans excellent writing style. I know that it seems contradictory to give this book two stars and then praise the author, but it's the truth.

Can't recommend this book, but would like to check out some of the author's other works. ( )
  CrimsonWurm | Apr 11, 2021 |
Wow, what a fascinating read! Orlean seamlessly weaves her personal experience with libraries, the story of the LA library fire, a history of libraries in general, an in depth look at Central library in LA in particular, the story of an eccentric underemployed actor, and a peek at a library's role in the modern world into a neat little package. Upon completion of this ode to libraries I was overcome with a sense of warmth and joy as I was flooded with all my own memories of libraries. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
A clever version of the Los Angeles Library's history. If you are of a certain age, you may remember that LA's iconic Central Library suffered a serious fire in 1986 that was deemed to be an arson. No spoilers, but this is the central plot point for the author's narrative about how the library works and what it does for its community. As someone that consults to local governments in my day job, it was an intriguing look into the many challenges that come with operating a large service-oriented department within one, especially an organization with historic (read: old and crumbling) facilities. It's a thorough walk-through of the personalities and the discoveries inside the enormous undertaking that is keeping and sharing a knowledge bank for the public good. ( )
  jonerthon | Apr 9, 2021 |
Wrapped inside the story of the great fire in 1986 at the Los Angeles Central Library, this book is a sweet ode to libraries and librarians. It is candy for book lovers and library denizens, and a particularly pleasing, and familiar, family portrait for those of us lucky enough to have been working librarians. ( )
  dbeveridge | Mar 30, 2021 |
A book lovers dream
  Tehreemfatima | Jan 23, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 196 (següent | mostra-les totes)
On 29 April 1986 Los Angeles Central Library went up in flames. ... Susan Orlean has a knack for finding compelling stories in unlikely places. ... Orlean uses the fire to ask a broader question about just what public libraries are for and what happens when they are lost. You might not perhaps have LA pegged as the most bookish city, yet right from its inception in 1873, the central library attracted a higher proportion of citizens through its doors than anywhere else in the US. By 1921 more than a thousand books were being checked out every hour. The reason for that, Orlean suggests, is that LA has always been a city of seekers – first came the gold prospectors and the fruit growers, then the actors and the agents, and then all the refugees from the dust bowl prairies. No one was as solid or as solvent as they liked to appear, everyone was looking for clues about how to do life better.

This was where the library came in, providing the instruction manual for a million clever hacks and wheezes. In the runup to prohibition in 1920 every book on how to make homemade hooch was checked out and never returned. Five years later a man called Harry Pidgeon became only the second person to sail solo around the world, having got the design for his boat from books borrowed from the LA public library. More mundanely, the library quickly became the chief centre for free English language classes in the city, a service that it continues to provide for its huge immigrant population today.

It is this sense of a library as a civic junction that most interests Orlean. ... Or, as she puts it: "Every problem that society has, the library has, too; nothing good is kept out of the library, and nothing bad."
afegit per Cynfelyn | editaThe Guardian, Kathryn Hughs (Feb 16, 2019)
 
“The Library Book” is, in the end, a Whitmanesque yawp, bringing to life a place and an institution that represents the very best of America: capacious, chaotic, tolerant and even hopeful, with faith in mobility of every kind, even, or perhaps especially, in the face of adversity.
afegit per tim.taylor | editaThe Wall Street Journal, Jane Kamensky (Web de pagament) (Oct 11, 2018)
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Orlean, Susanautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
André, EmeliTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Loman, CarlyDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Peters-Collaer, LaurenDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schneiter, SylvieTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Trejo, JuanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Memory believes before knowing remembers.
---William Faulkner, Light in August
And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering.
---Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.
---Jorge Luis Borges, Dreamtigers
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
For Edith Orlean, my past
For Austin Gillespie, my future
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Even in Los Angeles, where there is no shortage of remarkable hairdos, Harry Peak attracted attention.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
A book feels like a thing alive in this moment, and also alive on a continuum, from the moment the thoughts about it first percolated in the writer's mind to the moment it sprang off the printing press---a lifeline that continues as someone sits with it and marvels over it, and it continues on, time after time after time.
The idea of being forgotten is terrifying. I fear not just that I, personally will be forgotten, but that we are all doomed to being forgotten---that the sum of life is ultimately nothing; that we experience joy and disappointment and aches and delights and loss, make our little mark on the world, and then we vanish, and the mark is erased, and it is as if we never existed.
Taking books away from a culture is to take away its shared memory. It's like taking away the ability to remember your dreams. Destroying a culture's books is sentencing it to something worse than death. It is sentencing it to seem as if it never lived.
Pigeons the color of concrete marched in a bossy staccato around the suitcases.
There was a sense of stage business—that churn of activity you can't hear or see but you feel at a theater in the instant before the curtain rises—of people finding their places and things being set right, before the burst of action begins.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.07)
0.5
1 4
1.5
2 20
2.5 8
3 117
3.5 41
4 311
4.5 73
5 224

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 157,010,380 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible