28 Artists & 2 Saints

Product Number: EB00170014
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307389275
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival in Auschwitz; M.F.K. Fisher who, numb with grief over her husband's suicide, dictated the witty and classic How to Cook a Wolf; and many other subjects, including Dorothy Parker, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Saul Bellow. Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints is indispensable reading on the making of art-and the courage, perseverance, and, sometimes, dumb luck that it requires. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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