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814 L
Descript.
xv, 381 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Reading for My Life is a monumenal collection of Leonard's most significant writings--spanning five decades--from his earliest columns for the Harvard Crimson to his final essays for the New York Review of Books."--Jacket.
Contents
Introduction / E.L. Doctorow -- Reading for my life -- The Cambridge scene -- The demise of Greenwich Village -- Pasternak's hero : man against the monoliths -- Epitaph for the beat generation -- Richard Nixon's Six Crises -- Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City -- Nabokov's Ada -- Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude -- Arthur Koestler's Arrow in the Blue and The Invisible Writing -- Supergirl meets the sociologist -- Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior -- Edward Said's Orientalism -- Gay Talese's Thy Neighbor's Wife -- Robert Stone's A Flag for Sunrise -- Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities and Jim Sleeper's In Search of New York -- Don DeLillo's Liibra -- AIDS is Everywhere -- On the beat at Ms. -- Nan Robertson's Getting Better -- Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses -- Thomas Pynchon's Vineland -- Günter Grass : bad boys and fairy tales -- Peggy Noonan's What I Saw ar the Revolution -- No Turning Back, Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey, with Jane O'Reilly -- Philip Roth's Patrimony -- Milan Kundera's Immortality -- Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost -- Ed Sullivan died for our sins -- Dear Bill (on the occasion of his innaguration) -- Meeting David Grossman -- Eduardo Galeano walks some words -- Amos Oz in the desert -- Family values, like the house of Atreus -- When studs listens, everyone else talks -- Amazing grace -- Morrison's Paradise Lost -- Ralph Ellison, sort of (plus Hemmingway and Salinger) -- Why socialism never happened here -- Maureen Howard's Big as Life -- Bill Ayers's Fugitive Days -- Blowing his nose in the wind -- Networks of terror -- Richard Powers's The Time of Our Singing -- Jacob Timmerman, Renaissance troublemaker -- Jonathan Lethem's Men and Cartoons, The Disappointment Artist, and The Fortress of Solitude -- Citizen Doctorow -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (on Václav Havel) -- The last innocent white man -- Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union -- Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking
Subject
Alt Author
Leonard, Sue, 1938-
Title
John Leonard : reading for my life
ISBN/ISSN
0670023086
9780670023080
Call #
814 O
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xiii, 370 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents
"Not a nice person" -- Uncensored Sylvia Plath -- "Restoring" Willie Stark -- Catherizing Willa -- Merciless Highsmith -- "Glutton for punishment": Richard Yates -- "Not a nice person": Muriel Spark -- Our contemporaries, ourselves -- Irish elegy: William Trevor -- "Our cheapened dreams" : E.L. Doctorow -- "Despair of living": Anita Brookner -- An artist of the floating world: Kazuo Ishiguro -- "City of light": Robert Drewe's The Shark Net -- L.A. noir: Michael Connelly -- Ringworm belt: memoirs by Mary Karr -- Evolutionary fever: Andrea Barrett's Servants of the Map -- "New memoir": Alice Sebold's Lucky -- Property of: Valerie Martin's Property -- Programmed by art: David Lodge's Thinks ... -- Ghosts: Hilary Mantel -- An endangered species: short stories -- News from everywhere: short stories -- Mythmaking realist: Pat Barker -- Crazy for love: Scott Spencer's A Ship Made of Paper -- Amateurs: Anne Tyler's The Amateur Marriage -- Memoirs of crisis: Ann Patchett's Truth & Beauty -- Homages -- Emily Bronẗë's Wuthering Heights -- "Tragic mulatta": Clotel, or, the President's Daughter -- Ernest Hemingway -- "You are the we of me": Carson McCullers -- Remembering Robert Lowell -- "About whom nothing is known": Balthus -- In the ring and out: Jack Johnson -- Muhammad Ali: "The Greatest" -- (Re) visits -- The vampire's secret: (re)viewing Tod Browning's Dracula after forty years -- Don DeLillo's Americana (1971) revisited -- Them revisited -- A Garden of Earthly Delights revisited -- On the composition of I Lock my Door Upon Myself -- Private writings, public betrayals -- Pilgrimage to Walden Pond: 1962, 2003.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
0060775564 (alk. paper)
Call #
028.1 B
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xxiv, 647 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note
Includes index.
Summary
More than one hundred years of book reviews and essays on literature from the pages of The New York times book review.
Subject
Alt Author
McGrath, Charles.
Title
New York times book review.
ISBN/ISSN
0812929659 (acid-free paper)
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