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Twenty-eight artists and two saints : essays

Author
Acocella, Joan Ross.
Title
Twenty-eight artists and two saints : essays / Joan Acocella.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Published
New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
Description
xvii, 524 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
URL
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Variant title
28 artists and 2 saints
Notes
Collected essays originally published in The New Yorker and The New York review of books.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • A fire in the brain : Lucia Joyce
  • Blocked : writer's block
  • True confessions : Italo Svevo
  • Quicksand : Stefan Zweig
  • The frog and the crocodile : Simone de Beauvoir
  • Becoming the emperor : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • A hard case : Primo Levi
  • European dreams : Joseph Roth
  • The neapolitan finger : Andrea de Jorio
  • The saintly sinner : Mary Magdalene
  • After the ball was over : Vaslav Nijinsky
  • Heroes and hero worship : Lincoln Kirstein
  • "Sweet as a fig" : Frederick Ashton
  • American dancer : Jerome Robbins
  • Second act : Suzanne Farrell
  • The soloist : Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • The flame : Martha Graham
  • Dancing and the dark : Bob Fosse
  • The bottom line : Twyla Tharp
  • On the contrary : H.L. Mencken
  • After the laughs : Dorothy Parker
  • Feasting on life : M.F.K. Fisher
  • Finding Augie March : Saul Bellow
  • Piecework : Sybille Bedford
  • The spider's web : Louise Bourgeois
  • Assassination on a small scale : Penelope Fitzgerald
  • The hunger artist : Susan Sontag
  • Counterlives : Philip Roth
  • Perfectly frank : Frank O'Hara
  • Devil's work : Hilary Mantel
  • Burned again : Joan of Arc.
Kinsey subjects
Artists.
Creativity.
Art psychology.
Art--20th century.
ISBN
0375424164
9780375424168

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
927.71 A36 t9 2007
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute