Monday, August 11, 2008

Classics for Pleasure Web cast with
Michael Dirda.

The Library of Congress has posted the Web cast with Michael Dirda on his book Classics for Pleasure, in which he points readers to books they may have neglected, including works by G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Philip K. Dick, Frederick Douglass, H. Rider Haggard, James Hogg, M. R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Daphne du Maurier, and Jules Verne.

Dirda, who writes for the Washington Post Book World and hosts a weekly bookchat on, is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars. His favorite authors include John Dickson Carr and Georgette Heyer.

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