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28 Artists & 2 Saints

Authors: Acocella, Joan
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LCO010000, BIO007000, PER003100
ISBN: 9780307389275, Related ISBNs: 0307275760, 0307389278, 0375424164, 9780307275769, 9780307389275
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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