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Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors From Hollywood's Golden Age
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David Lazar: A Novel

David Lazar: A Novel

by Robert Kalich

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|November 13, 2019

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Robert Kalich blurs the lines between memoir and fiction to tell a timeless story of love and redemption, with a dash of noir. David Lazar is a born and bred New Yorker reflecting on the arc of his life as he composes his memoir. Filled with colorful New York…
I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms

I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms

by David Lazar

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|November 1, 2017

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In his third book of essays, David Lazar blends personal meditations on sex and death with considerations of popular music and coping with anxiety through singing, bowling, and other distractions. He sets his work apart as both in the essay and  of the essay…
After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays
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Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored. After Montaigne…
Michael Powell: Interviews

Michael Powell: Interviews

by David Lazar

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|March 3, 2003

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British filmmaker Michael Powell (1905-1990) began his career assisting director Rex Ingram in the waning years of silent film. Given a boost by Alfred Hitchcock, Powell spent much of the 1930s directing what were known as "quota quickies," low-budget B movies.…
Conversations with M. F. K. Fisher

Conversations with M. F. K. Fisher

by David Lazar

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|December 1, 1992

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This collection of interviews captures the conversation of one of the most prominent prose writers in the Unites States. About her the Chicago Sun-Times says, "She is to literary prose what Sir Laurence Olivier is to acting or Willie Mays is to baseball." These…
Don't Look Now: Things We Wish We Hadn't Seen
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Would that our memories were self-selecting. But often what we remember most, and most vividly, are those moments that caught us unawares: the things we wish we hadn’t seen and have never been able to shake. This group of prominent American writers…
Who's Afraid Of Helen Of Troy?: An Essay On Love
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David Lazar extends the language of prose poetry, mixing the classical and the high modern, the song and dance man and the Odyssean. Nothing, he finds, is as far apart as we think, except for the chaos and order, innocence and experience. Lazar's voice is a…
Occasional Desire: Essays

Occasional Desire: Essays

by David Lazar

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|September 1, 2013

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In his new collection of essays, Occasional Desire , David Lazar meditates on random violence and vanished phone booths, on the excessive relationship to jewelry that links Kobe Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor, on Hitchcock, Francis Bacon, and M. F. K. Fisher. He…
The Body of Brooklyn

The Body of Brooklyn

by David Lazar

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|November 16, 2011

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In the body of Brooklyn David Lazar, an acclaimed essayist and prose stylist, offers a vividly detailed, hilarious, and touching recollection of his Brooklyn upbringing in the 1960s and 70s. His immigrant Jewish heritage and his bodily history--from the travails…
Truth In Nonfiction: Essays

Truth In Nonfiction: Essays

by David Lazar

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|May 1, 2008

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Even before the controversy that surrounded the publication of A Million Little Pieces , the question of truth has been at the heart of memoir. From Elie Wiesel to Benjamin Wilkomirski to David Sedaris, the veracity of writers’ claims has been suspect. In…
Markets And Ideology In The City Of London
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Markets and Ideology in the City of London is the first fieldwork-based sociological study of how participants in City of London financial markets view the markets in which they work and the market mechanism in general. But it is more than a narrow study of…