Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics

Unknown Masterpieces Writers Rediscover Literature s Hidden Classics In this original collection several of today s finest writers introduce little known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean s

  • Title: Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics
  • Author: Edwin Frank
  • ISBN: 9781590170779
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics

    In this original collection, several of today s finest writers introduce little known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean storyteller whose novel of mystical adventure and surprising revelation transforms our image of Africa, while Susan Sontag raises the curtain on a distant summer when three ofIn this original collection, several of today s finest writers introduce little known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean storyteller whose novel of mystical adventure and surprising revelation transforms our image of Africa, while Susan Sontag raises the curtain on a distant summer when three of the greatest poets of the twentieth century exchanged love letters like no others Here too John Updike analyzes the rare art of an English comic genius, Jonathan Lethem considers a hard boiled and heartbreaking story of prison life, and Michael Cunningham uncovers the secrets of what may well be the finest short novel in modern American literature Other contributors include such noted authors as Arthur C Danto, Lydia Davis, Elizabeth Hardwick, Francine Prose, Luc Sante, Colm T ib n, Eliot Weinberger, and James Wood Lucid, polished, provocative, inspiring, these essays are models of critical appreciation, offering personal, impassioned, thoughtful responses to a wide range of wonderful books Unknown Masterpieces is a treat for all lovers of great writing and a useful and stimulating guidebook for readers eager to venture off literature s beaten tracks Eliot Weinberger on Hindoo Holiday by J.R AckerleyArthur C Danto on The Unknown Masterpiece by Honor de BalzacJohn Updike on Seven Men by Max BeerbohmJonathan Lethem on On the Yard by Malc

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    One thought on “Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics

    1. Glenn Russell

      The vision of this collection is simple thirteen established authors from Susan Sontag, Toni Morrison and Luc Sante to Colm T ib n and James Wood contribute a short essay on one of their favorite overlooked classics Thank you New York Review Books for publishing such a unique volume To share some literary rasa, below are quotes from six essays along with my comment linked with each quote As a tribute to these masters of the craft, I have also included their photos.Arthur C Danto on The Unknown M [...]

    2. Tony

      Frank, Edwin ed UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES WRITERS REDISCOVER LITERATURE S HIDDEN CLASSICS 2003 When I first started reading the essays in his book, I had the feeling of being ripped off What it is is a collection of essays that were used as prefaces to the books that were in the New York Review of Books Publishing list It seemed like double dipping to me After I was on the third essay, however, it suddenly hit me that these were all stand alone works even if they had been used before They were unifo [...]

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