Brown University


What We See When We Read

by Peter Mendelsund
Vintage, August 2014   ISBN: 978-080417163-2
Price: $16.95

"Amazing...Sparkling with verbal as well as visual wit and the personable exhilaration of one of the best conversations you've ever had, What We See When We Read opens one's eyes to that special brand of blindness which makes the vividness of fiction possible.  It reads as if the ghost of Italo Calvino audited Vladimir Nabokov's literature class and wrote his final paper with the help of Alvin Lustig and the Radiolab guys." —Chris Ware, author of Building Stories

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