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An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History

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An Enlarged Heart, the exquisitely written prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin, is a poignantly understated exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s passage. In these intertwined episodes from her New York world and beyond, she charts the shifting and complicated parameters of contemporary life and family in writing that feels nearly fictional in its richness of scene, dialogue, and mood. The writer herself is the marvelously rueful character at the center of these tales, at first a bewildered young woman, navigating the terrain of new jobs and borrowed apartments and the rapidly fading New York of people like Mr. Ferri, the Upper East Side tailor (“a wren of a man with pins flashing in his teeth”). By the end, whether Zarin is writing about vanished restaurants, her decades-long love affair with her collection of coats, a newlywed journey to Italy, a child’s illness, Mary McCarthy’s file cabinet, or the inner life of the New Yorker staff she knew as a young woman, this history of the heart shows us how persistent the past is in returning to us with entirely new lessons, and that there are some truths not even a tailor can alter.

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About the Author

CYNTHIA ZARIN was born in New York City and educated at Harvard and Columbia. She is the author of four collections of poetry and several books for children. She writes for a wide range of magazines and journals, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, she teaches at Yale University and lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400042715
Subtitle:
A Personal History
Author:
Zarin, Cynthia
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Biography-Women
Publication Date:
20130212
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.94 x 0.97 in 0.92 lb

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