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Create dangerously : the immigrant artist at work

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapting her own lectures for Princeton University's Toni Morrison Lecture Series, Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edwidge Danticat; Edwidge Danticat
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 9780307946430 0307946436
OCLC Number: 699764935
Description: 193 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Create dangerously: the immigrant artist at work --
Walk straight --
I am not a journalist --
Daughters of memory --
I speak out --
The other side of the water --
Bicentennial --
Another country --
Flying home --
Welcoming ghosts --
Acheiropoietos --
Our guernica --
A year and a day.
Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat.

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"In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapting her own lectures for Princeton University's Toni Morrison Lecture Series, Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis."--

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