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  • It is always a pleasure to talk about books with David Damrosch, who has read all of them, and he is so eloquent and understanding about them all

    Orhan Pamuk
  • Restlessly curious, insightful, and quirky, David Damrosch is the perfect guide to a round-the-world adventure in reading. With such a companion, you never know where you will go next, but you can be confident that the encounter will be memorable. Count me in!

    Stephen Greenblatt, author of TYRANT and THE SWERVE
  • An insightful journey into the books that have for so long captivated us. Profound, boundless and diverse

    Jokha Alharthi, author of Celestial Bodies
  • Pleasurable and full of insights, Around the World in 80 Books is such a joyful journey through the places, times and people who have made our world literature. Every time I finished a chapter I felt an urge to discover or re-read the books whose stories Damrosch is telling so vividly - but that meant putting down his own book and I wasn't able do that...

    Dror Mishani, author of The Missing File and Three

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