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The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters

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In this unusual memoir of the life of the mind, the founding editor of The Threepenny Review reflects upon the choices she has made in pursuit of her vocation as a self-described "eighteenth-century man of letters." Wendy Lesser, one of our shrewdest cultural observers, describes how her education, her experiences, and the works of her favorite writers, artists, and performers have shaped and deepened her understanding of the world. She shows us how she has created an independent life as a writer, editor, and critic, free to follow her enthusiasms where they lead her.

Whether her subject is Mark Morris's choreography, the delights of e-mail, the odd assortment of words that were born the same year she was, or the moral implications of giving to beggars (pondered by way of Charles Dickens and Henry James), Lesser's acute wisdom and elegant prose render a beguiling portrait of a remarkable mind at work.

About the Author

Wendy Lesser lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307874207
Subtitle:
An Independent Life of Letters
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Lesser, Wendy
Author:
Wendy Lesser
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Lesser, Wendy
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Literary History-United States 20th Century
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Books & Reading
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000307
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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