Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write : An Autobiography Through Essays

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‘A profound book about the intrication of literature and life, about the modest, miraculous ways art helps us to live’ Garth Greenwell

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Cover

Paperback

Publisher

Pub. Country

United Kingdom

Pub. Date

3 Jun 2021

ISBN

9780349726564

Dimensions

126 x 196 x 34 (mm)

Weight

258g

Product Description

In twenty-nine intimate, brilliant and funny essays, Claire Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived, while he was dying. She meditates on contemporary classics from Kazuo Ishiguro, Teju Cole, Rachel Cusk and Valeria Luiselli; examines three facets of Albert Camus and The Stranger; and tours her favorite paintings at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Crafting a vivid portrait of a life in celebration of the power of literature, Messud proves once again ‘an absolute master storyteller’ (Rebecca Carroll, Los Angeles Times).

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