ISBN-10: 0307275760

ISBN-13: 9780307275769

ISBN-10: 0375424164

ISBN-13: 9780375424168

here's a wonderful assortment from Joan Acocella, one in every of our such a lot prominent cultural critics: thirty-one essays that ponder the lifestyles and paintings of a few of the main influential artists of our time (and saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes approximately Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the vintage memoir, Survival in Auschwitz; M.F.K. Fisher who, numb with grief over her husband’s suicide, dictated the witty and vintage How to prepare dinner a Wolf; and plenty of different topics, together with Dorothy Parker, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Saul Bellow. Twenty-Eight Artists and Saints is necessary examining at the making of art—and the braveness, perseverance, and, occasionally, dumb good fortune that it requires.

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