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Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints : Essays
by Joan Acocella




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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.

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Overview

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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780307275769
  • ISBN-10: 0307275760
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 560
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.18 x 1.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.11 pounds


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