Getting Personal: Selected Writings

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Basic Books, 05.11.2003. - 399 страница
From the man who is practically synonymous with the form of the modern personal essay comes a delightful collection of prose, poems, and never-before-published pieces that span his career as an essayist, novelist, poet, film critic, father, son, and husband.Organized in six parts (Childhood; Youth; Early Marriage and Bachelorhood; Teaching and Work; Fiction; Politics, Religion, Movies, Books, Cities; The Style of Middle Age) "Getting Personal" tells two stories: the development of Lopate's career as a writer and the story of his life.
 

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GETTING PERSONAL: Selected Writings

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In a motley collection of previously published pieces, novelist and essayist Lopate examines with unique intelligence and an unforgiving eye everything from the smell of his navel to a film by Godard ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

Getting personal: selected writings

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Lopate, a consummate poet, novelist, editor, film critic, and essayist (Being with Children; The Art of the Personal Essay), has collected 29 previously published personal essays in this superb ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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My Early Days at School
3
Willy
7
Samson and Delilah and the Kids
25
Youth
34
The Countesss Tutor
47
Anticipation of La Notte
67
Early Marriage and Bachelorhood
83
Washington Heights and Inwood
85
Chekhov for Children
189
Suicide of a Schoolteacher
220
Politics Religion Movies Books Cities
261
Resistance to the Holocaust
263
The Movies and Spiritual Life
280
Detachment and Passion
288
The Story of a Marriage
302
Confessions of a Shusher
311

My Drawer
91
Osao
95
Never Live Above Your Landlord
119
On Shaving a Beard
130
Getting a Cat
133
Against Joie de Vivre
142
The Brunch
157
Modern Friendships
159
Hanging Out
169
Reflections on Subletting
316
The Style of Middle
325
Portrait of My Body
327
The Moody Traveler
335
The Dead Father
339
The Story of My Father
358
First Love
397
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Currently the John Cranford Adams Chair of the English Department at Hofstra University, Phillip Lopate is the author of five works of nonfiction, two novels, and two books of poems, as well as serving as editor of the best-selling collections Writing New York and The Art of the Personal Essay. The recipient of two Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts grants, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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