Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
EssaysBook - 2007
Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival in Auschwitz; M.F.K. Fisher who, numb with grief over her husband¿s suicide, dictated the witty and classic How to Cook a Wolf; and many other subjects, including Dorothy Parker, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Saul Bellow. Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints is indispensable reading on the making of art¿and the courage, perseverance, and, sometimes, dumb luck that it requires.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
Characteristics: xvii, 524 p. :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: 28 artists and 2 saints