Dec 15, 2019
My Reading Life
Posted by Bob Carr

Welcome to my library Dog eared paperbacks falling to pieces Second hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents Modern first editions, some inscribedIn My Reading Life, a personal investigation into the nature of democracy, dictatorship, decency and the hardwired human condition, Bob Carr shares his profound love of books and reading books you ve neveWelcome to my library Dog eared paperbacks falling to pieces Second hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents Modern first editions, some inscribedIn My Reading Life, a personal investigation into the nature of democracy, dictatorship, decency and the hardwired human condition, Bob Carr shares his profound love of books and reading books you ve never heard of, books you ve always wanted to read, books you will rediscover afresh Here are the essential clues to devouring Tolstoy, Proust, Flaubert, Solzhenitsyn and the Epic of Gilgamesh.From the social comedies of Anthony Powell and Patrick White and the tragedies of Sophocles and Shakespeare, to the twentieth century s darkest moment Auschwitz powerfully recounted by Primo Levi in If This Is a Man, Carr invites us to discover the most important testaments to the highs and lows of human nature He discovers, through his great love of the written word, that decency can survive the greatest tests, giving us all cause for hope.

  • Title: My Reading Life
  • Author: Bob Carr
  • ISBN: 9780670070664
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Reading Life Welcome to my library Dog eared paperbacks falling to pieces Second hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents Modern first editions some inscribedIn My Reading Life a personal invest

    Velvetink

    Bob Carr was the Premier of NSW my State Australia for 10 years and in 2007 he launched the NSW Premier s Reading Challenge encouraging young people to read.Bob s book covers the books in his personal library and what he thinks of them There are many I want to read, but I don t think much so far of his comedy section I guess his list is probably typical of a politician and I don t often find them funny Well I am done with this untidy book of reviews I say untidy because it is arranged very hapha [...]


    fivethousandbooks

    Bob Carr is indeed well versed and well read He s also well paid to afford all those first editions and entirely humourless his Laughing Out Loud chapter for those books that are meant to be funny are not funny at all judging by his long excerpts different kind of humour maybe This book is divided into several chapters or topics which is then divided into his book recommendations, his thoughts and a few quotes from the books themselves His main book and I think the only that mostly touched him w [...]


    Michael

    Bob Carr is a former Australian politician and member of the Labour Party during his career he was a Senator, Premier of New South Wales and the Minister for Foreign Affairs My Reading Life is a literary memoir about the books he has read and have influenced him this was written during a period where he was not in politics Carr divides the book into topics, focusing mainly on the political, which is obviously a reflection of his interests.One of the things I did not like about this book was the [...]


    Jennifer (JC-S)

    The point is to stretch your consciousness by admitting literature into it Bob Carr has a profound love of reading books Bob Carr is also a former Premier of New South Wales This book interested me on two levels would knowing anything about Bob Carr s reading tell me about the man behind the politician Would I learn anything new Most importantly, would I be able to augment my own reading list, find some shared reading interests The answer to each of these questions is yes The only mistake I made [...]


    Matthew Hickey

    This book serves as a brilliant example of one person s trash being another person s treasure Clearly Carr loves books so much that he was motivated to write such a lengthy tome about his life for certain of them I identify with Carr s love, but find myself mystified by the way he expresses that love and the things he feels enad with.Still, Carr s writing is erudite and to that end inspiring Hard to imagine how a man as busy as he must have been managed to fit in all that reading, but there you [...]


    Dulcie

    Well read indeed Starting with the deeply intense humanity of Levi this guide book gets of to a wonderful start with much to endear it to any reader Unfortunately the quite incredible ego of the author intrudes before too much can be enjoyed It quickly becomes a dazzling tour of onananism.



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