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Lawrence Weschler is regarded as one of the leading practitioners of literary nonfiction. His essays have appeared in The New Yorker for over twenty years, and his series of "Convergences" is a regular feature in McSweeney's Quarterly. The recepient of a Lannan Literary Award and the National Book visa mer Critics Circle Award for Criticism, he currently teaches at New York University. visa färre
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Borrowed by Day Ngo on June 4, 2024. 213-440-1805/daybirdsings@gmail.com. Day came at Learning and Tending. Would like to borrow for 2 weeks until june 18, 2024.
 
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Metabolic | 10 andra recensioner | Jun 4, 2024 |
I was working at the membership desk in the Museum of Natural History in NYC around 2008 when Dr. Sacks came in to renew his membership. This book has made me regret ever more not saying something, not shaking the man's hand, not telling him what an impact he had already made on me at that young age. I know now that the simple gesture would have meant more to him and to me than I ever imagined at the time. This memoir/biography is beautiful, heartfelt, and truly shines a light on the kind of person Dr. Sacks was, beyond the doctor and the writer.… (mer)
 
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littoface | 1 annan recension | Feb 2, 2024 |
I bought this book by mistake. Great title and cover art. I was prepared to read anything about Vermeer. But this turned out to be more veneer than Vermeer. Rather than a novel this book is a collection of articles previously published by the author as journalist, foreign correspondent and cultural correspondent. The association with Vermeer comes from the first few articles. The basic premise is Vermeer is the go to time out for those associated with the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. They sit through hours of description of horror and inhumanity and need the relief of the Vermeer's to take their minds to a more peaceful place. The author asserts that the little known fact is that Vermeer was concentrating of scenes of normal life as a way to avoid the horrors of inhumane acts that occupied life around where he was painting. Seems tenuous but makes some sense.

The metaphor begins to get stretched the further we get in to the book. The next section begins to see the association between art and war with lengthy insights into the life of people caught in the Holocaust of WWII such as Roman Polanski and the author's grandfather, Ernest Toch, a composer who fled the horrors of Germany to have a major career in films. Beyond that, Poland seems to be what ties this together. We gets side trips learning about the author's daughter, Sara, Ira Glass of This American Life, David Hockney, and Ed Kienholz. The major glue that holds these together is the author, Lawrence Weschler, staff writer for the New Yorker. Fortunately he's a talented writer and has some keen insights.

I don't think this will ever be turned in to a movie, possibly a few documentaries.
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Ed_Schneider | 1 annan recension | May 28, 2023 |
Beautifully written (sometimes language is even difficult for a non-native reader), this book is really a deep journey into the work of one greatly important - and inspiring - artist. Deep, witty and engaging, this is really a revealing learning experience about perception and the role of art for everyday's life.
 
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d.v. | 2 andra recensioner | May 16, 2023 |

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