Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards

Essays in Defense of the Imagination

eBook - 2006
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In these essential writings, Siegel deftly uses the occasion of a book, film, painting, or television show not merely to appraise, but to make sense of life in a way that is more defiant of impoverished cultural "norms" than most contemporary artistic expression."--BOOK JACKET.
"Sex and the City, Saul Bellow, Eyes Wide Shut, Dante and the American self, Barbara Kingsolver, acting in Hollywood, Soviet painting in Soho, Jane Austen in the present, J. K. Rowling - nothing escapes Lee Siegel's incandescent eye. Siegel possesses an intellectual range and independent perspective unmatched by his peers. Falling Upwards brings together the best of Siegel's essays, all of them rich with the trademark wit and intelligence that have won him many friends and more than a few enemies.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780786735518
0786735511
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 337 p.)

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