How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays

Paperback | August 11, 2009

byDaniel Mendelsohn

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Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken demonstrates why he is considered one of our greatest critics. Writing with a lively intelligence and arresting originality, he brings his distinctive combination of scholarly rigor and conversational ease to bear across eras, cultures, and genres, from Roman games to video games.

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Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken demonstrates why he is co...

Daniel Mendelsohn a frequent contributor toThe New York Review of BooksandThe New Yorker, is the author of the international bestsellerThe Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million. He teaches at Bard College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061456446

ISBN - 13:9780061456442

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“Mendelsohn takes on contemporary culture with humor and incisive analysis.”