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A Wanderer In The Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces - Lawrence Weschler
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“There is something both marvelous and hilarious,” writes Lawrence Weschler, “in watching the humdrum suddenly take flight. This is, in part, a collection of such launchings.”Indeed, the eight essays collected in A Wanderer in the Perfect City do soar into the realm of passion as Weschler profiles people who “were just moseying down the street one day, minding their own business, when suddenly and almost spontaneously, they caught fire, they became obsessed, they became intensely focused and intensely alive.” With keen observations and graceful prose, Weschler carries us along as a teacher  of rudimentary English from India decides that his destiny is to promote the paintings of an obscure American abstract expressionist; a gifted poker player invents a more exciting version of chess; an avant-garde Russian émigré conductor speaks Latin, exclusively, to his infant daughter; and Art Spiegelman composes Maus. But simple summaries can’t do these stories justice: like music, they derive their character from digressions and details, cadence and tone. And like the upwelling of passion Weschler’s characters feel, they are better experienced than explained.  “Weschler seems so hungry for life that the rest of us become hungry for him . . . a magician, a performer, and a scholar. All in one.”—from the Foreword by Pico Iyer “Weschler’s essays are exquisitely written—so perfectly and unobtrusively organized that one can’t imagine telling them a better way.” —New York Times Book Review“Weschler is the owner of a large dose of novelistic vision, and a particularly poetic set of ears, but . . . as important an endowment as a novelist’s eye or a poet’s ear is still the journalistic nose which led him down the proverbial alley.”—National Post (Canada) “Weschler is a thoughtful observer and a superb storyteller.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune Lawrence Weschler, Books, Fiction and Literature, A Wanderer In The Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces Books>Fiction and Literature, University of Chicago Press

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“There is something both marvelous and hilarious,” writes Lawrence Weschler, “in watching the humdrum suddenly take flight. This is, in part, a collection of such launchings.”Indeed, the eight essays collected in A Wanderer in the Perfect City do soar into the realm of passion as Weschler profiles people who “were just moseying down the street one day, minding their own business, when suddenly and almost spontaneously, they caught fire, they became obsessed, they became intensely focused and intensely alive.” With keen observations and graceful prose, Weschler carries us along as a teacher  of rudimentary English from India decides that his destiny is to promote the paintings of an obscure American abstract expressionist; a gifted poker player invents a more exciting version of chess; an avant-garde Russian émigré conductor speaks Latin, exclusively, to his infant daughter; and Art Spiegelman composes Maus. But simple summaries can’t do these stories justice: like music, they derive their character from digressions and details, cadence and tone. And like the upwelling of passion Weschler’s characters feel, they are better experienced than explained.  “Weschler seems so hungry for life that the rest of us become hungry for him . . . a magician, a performer, and a scholar. All in one.”—from the Foreword by Pico Iyer “Weschler’s essays are exquisitely written—so perfectly and unobtrusively organized that one can’t imagine telling them a better way.” —New York Times Book Review“Weschler is the owner of a large dose of novelistic vision, and a particularly poetic set of ears, but . . . as important an endowment as a novelist’s eye or a poet’s ear is still the journalistic nose which led him down the proverbial alley.”—National Post (Canada) “Weschler is a thoughtful observer and a superb storyteller.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune Lawrence Weschler, Books, Fiction and Literature, A Wanderer In The Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces Books>Fiction and Literature, University Of Chicago Press

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[ED: Softcover], [PU: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR], There is something both marvelous and hilarious," writes Lawrence Weschler, "in watching the humdrum suddenly take flight. This is, in part, a collection of such launchings." Indeed, the eight essays collected in "A Wanderer in the Perfect City" do soar into the realm of passion as Weschler profiles people who "were just moseying down the street one day, minding their own business, when suddenly and almost spontaneously, they caught fire, they became obsessed, they became intensely focused and intensely alive." With keen observations and graceful prose, Weschler carries us along as a teacher of rudimentary English from India decides that his destiny is to promote the paintings of an obscure American abstract expressionist a gifted poker player invents a more exciting version of chess an avant-garde Russian emigre conductor speaks Latin, exclusively, to his infant daughter and Art Spiegelman composes "Maus." But simple summaries can't do these stories justice: like music, they derive their character from digressions and details, cadence and tone. And like the upwelling of passion Weschler's characters feel, they are better experienced than explained. "Weschler seems so hungry for life that the rest of us become hungry for him . . . a magician, a performer, and a scholar. All in one."--from the Foreword by Pico Iyer "Weschler's essays are exquisitely written--so perfectly and unobtrusively organized that one can't imagine telling them a better way." --"New York Times Book Review" "Weschler is the owner of a large dose of novelistic vision, and a particularly poetic set of ears, but . . . as important an endowment as a novelist's eye or a poet's ear is still thejournalistic nose which led him down the proverbial alley."--"National Post" (Canada) "Weschler is a thoughtful observer and a superb storyteller."--"Minneapolis" Star Tribune Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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[ED: Softcover], [PU: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR], There is something both marvelous and hilarious," writes Lawrence Weschler, "in watching the humdrum suddenly take flight. This is, in part, a collection of such launchings." Indeed, the eight essays collected in "A Wanderer in the Perfect City" do soar into the realm of passion as Weschler profiles people who "were just moseying down the street one day, minding their own business, when suddenly and almost spontaneously, they caught fire, they became obsessed, they became intensely focused and intensely alive." With keen observations and graceful prose, Weschler carries us along as a teacher of rudimentary English from India decides that his destiny is to promote the paintings of an obscure American abstract expressionist a gifted poker player invents a more exciting version of chess an avant-garde Russian emigre conductor speaks Latin, exclusively, to his infant daughter and Art Spiegelman composes "Maus." But simple summaries can't do these stories justice: like music, they derive their character from digressions and details, cadence and tone. And like the upwelling of passion Weschler's characters feel, they are better experienced than explained. "Weschler seems so hungry for life that the rest of us become hungry for him . . . a magician, a performer, and a scholar. All in one."--from the Foreword by Pico Iyer "Weschler's essays are exquisitely written--so perfectly and unobtrusively organized that one can't imagine telling them a better way." --"New York Times Book Review" "Weschler is the owner of a large dose of novelistic vision, and a particularly poetic set of ears, but . . . as important an endowment as a novelist's eye or a poet's ear is still thejournalistic nose which led him down the proverbial alley."--"National Post" (Canada) "Weschler is a thoughtful observer and a superb storyteller."--"Minneapolis" Star Tribune Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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A few months ago, a friend I was talking with began to tell me about a friend of his named Gary Isaacs, who was working at the downtown headquarters of one of the city's top investment houses as an executive in the division monitoring the savings-and-loan crisis. Though Isaacs was just thirty-two years old, my friend recounted, he had previously worked on the Street in several other capacities as well, and before that he'd had a notably successful career in an entirely different field; what's more, it seemed he was about to quit this one, too, and to head off in yet another direction. When I asked my friend what the previous career had been, and, for that matter, what the new one was going to be, he replied that it would be far more entertaining for me to hear the whole story from the man himself, which is how, a few days later, I came to find myself in the sleek elevator of one of downtown's better-known headquarters zooming up towards I didn't have the faintest idea what. Lawrence Weschler is, simply put, one of the best journalists ever to have written for the New Yorker--of an equal rank to masters like Joseph Mitchell, Philip Hamburger, and John McPhee. Most of the articles in this volume were first published in 1988 as Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bills, and Other True-Life Tales (the story of Boggs has been extracted and expanded into its own book); each of them profiles a creative individual who "works and works at somethin american literature,art history,arts music and photography,biographies,classics,criticism,criticism and theory,education and reference,essays,essays and correspondence Arts, Music & Photography, University Of Chicago Press

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A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces
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Weschler, Lawrence

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A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces

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0226893901

"There is something both marvelous and hilarious," writes Lawrence Weschler, "in watching the humdrum suddenly take flight. This is, in part, a collection of such launchings." Indeed, the eight essays collected in "A Wanderer in the Perfect City" do soar into the realm of passion as Weschler profiles people who "were just moseying down the street one day, minding their own business, when suddenly and almost spontaneously, they caught fire, they became obsessed, they became intensely focused and intensely alive." With keen observations and graceful prose, Weschler carries us along as a teacher of rudimentary English from India decides that his destiny is to promote the paintings of an obscure American abstract expressionist; a gifted poker player invents a more exciting version of chess; an avant-garde Russian emigre conductor speaks Latin, exclusively, to his infant daughter; and Art Spiegelman composes "Maus." But simple summaries can't do these stories justice: like music, they derive their character from digressions and details, cadence and tone. And like the upwelling of passion Weschler's characters feel, they are better experienced than explained. "Weschler seems so hungry for life that the rest of us become hungry for him . . . a magician, a performer, and a scholar. All in one."--from the Foreword by Pico Iyer "Weschler's essays are exquisitely written--so perfectly and unobtrusively organized that one can't imagine telling them a better way." --"New York Times Book Review""Weschler is the owner of a large dose of novelistic vision, and a particularly poetic set of ears, but . . . as important an endowment as a novelist's eye or a poet's ear is still thejournalistic nose which led him down the proverbial alley."--"National Post" (Canada) "Weschler is a thoughtful observer and a superb storyteller."--"Minneapolis"" Star Tribune "

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780226893907
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0226893901
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
287 Pages
Weight: 0,431 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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