UNFINISHED BUSINESS: NOTES OF A CHRONIC RE-READER

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Inglés
Número de páginas: 
176
Dimensiones: 200 cm × 130 cm × 0 cm
Fecha de publicación: 
2020
ISBN: 
978-1-76064-188-7


One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can't remember the time when I didn't have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader is Vivian Gornick's celebration of passionate reading, of returning again and again to the books that have shaped her at crucial points in her life. In nine essays that traverse literary criticism, memoir, and biography, one of our most celebrated critics writes about the importance of reading--and re-reading--as life progresses. Gornick finds herself in contradictory characters within D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, assesses womanhood in Colette's The Vagabond and The Shackle, and considers the veracity of memory in Marguerite Duras's The Lover. She revisits Great War novels by J. L. Carr and Pat Barker, uncovers the psychological complexity of Elizabeth Bowen's prose, and soaks in Natalia Ginzburg, "a writer whose work has often made me love life more." After adopting two cats, whose erratic behavior she finds vexing, she discovers Doris Lessing's Particularly Cats.

Guided by Gornick's trademark verve and insight, Unfinished Business is a masterful appreciation of literature's power to illuminate our lives from a peerless writer and thinker who "still read[s] to feel the power of Life with a capital L."

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GORNICK, VIVIAN

Vivian Gornick (1935) nació y creció en el Bronx. Tras estudiar en la universidad, comenzó a escribir en el Village Voice ?donde empezó a darle voz al movimiento feminista hasta convertirse en una de las voces más reconocibles de los Estados Unidos en este campo?, y, posteriormente, en medios como The New York Times o The Nation. Es autora de un buen número de ensayos, textos críticos, periodísticos y memorias, siempre desde una clara perspectiva de género, que ha sido su rasgo clave como periodista y escritora.

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