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Forty-one false starts : essays on artists and writers

Author: Janet Malcolm
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author brings together essays published over the course of several decades that reflect her preoccupation with artists and their work. Her subjects are painters, photographers, writers, and critics. The title essay, with its forty-one "false starts," depicts her serial attempts to capture the essence of the painter David Salle.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Malcolm
ISBN: 9780374157692 0374157693
OCLC Number: 809926034
Description: xv, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Forty-one false starts --
Depth of field --
A house of one's own --
The woman who hated women --
Salinger's cigarettes --
Capitalist pastorale --
The genius of the glass house --
Good pictures --
Edward Weston's women --
Nudes without desire --
A girl of the Zeitgeist --
Advanced placement --
The not returning part of it --
William Shawn --
Joseph Mitchell --
Thoughts on autobiography from an abandoned autobiography.
Other Titles: 41 false starts
Responsibility: Janet Malcolm.

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In this book, the author brings together essays published over the course of several decades that reflect her preoccupation with artists and their work. Her subjects are painters, photographers, writers, and critics. The title essay, with its forty-one "false starts," depicts her serial attempts to capture the essence of the painter David Salle.

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