A Dangerous Profession

A Book About the Writing Life
Product Number: EB00095318
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780312246082
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

Frederick Busch has an enduring love affair with great books, and here he brilliantly communicates his passion to us all. Whether expounding on Melville or Dickens, or celebrating Hemingway or O'Hara, he explains what literature can ineffably reveal about our own lives. For Busch, there was no other recourse save the "dangerous profession;" it was to be his calling, and in these piercing essays, he demonstrates that we as a culture ignore the fundamental truths about fiction only at our own peril. With keen ruminations that recall the critcs of yore- Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe-Busch, in this era of moral indirection, has revealed how the literature of our past is the key to our survival in the future.

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Author(s): Frederick Busch
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2011

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