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The Amateur: an Independent Life of Letters

by Lesser, Wendy

  • ISBN: 9780375404023
  • ISBN10: 0375404023

The Amateur: an Independent Life of Letters

by Lesser, Wendy

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish date: 12/01/2008
  • ISBN: 9780375404023
  • ISBN10: 0375404023
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Description: Wendy Lesser is one of our shrewdest and most lucid cultural observers. In 1979 she founded, and still directs, The Threepenny Review, a preeminent literary journal. Her book reviews and essays routinely appear in major newspapers and magazines throughout the country, she has written several acclaimed books of essays and literary criticism, and she was awarded the Morton Dauwen Zabel Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997. Now, in her first non-academic book, Lesser traces the development of her thinking and the course of her life's work.

Using her own experience as a starting point, Lesser explores both how we discover our passions in life and how our passions discover us. She discusses the time (the sixties) and the place (Berkeley, California) in which she came of age, the events that shaped her own life, and those she witnessed on stage, canvas, screen, and paper that have influenced her considerable powers of perception and thought.

Written with her trademark intelligence, quiet wit, and elegance, The Amateur is a beguiling work of autobiography.

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