On looking : essays (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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On looking : essays

On looking : essays

Author: Lia Purpura
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Sarabande Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Lia Purpura's daring new book of lyric essays, On Looking, is concerned with the aesthetics and ethics of seeing. In these elegantly wrought meditations, patterns and meanings emerge from confusion, the commonplace grows strange and complex, beauty reveals its flaws, and even the most repulsive object turns gorgeous. Purpura's hand is clearly guided by poetry and behaves unpredictably, wearing together, in one lit

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Purpura, Lia, 1964-
On looking.
Louisville, Ky. : Sarabande Books, ©2006
Online version:
Purpura, Lia, 1964-
On looking.
Louisville, Ky. : Sarabande Books, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lia Purpura
ISBN: 1932511393 9781932511390
OCLC Number: 62085399
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2006
Description: xi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: On aesthetics --
On form --
Recurrences/concurrences --
Brown --
Sugar eggs : a reverie --
The pin --
Red : an invocation --
The smallest woman in the world --
The space between --
Coming to see --
Falling houses : mise-en scene --
Glaciology --
Spires --
On invisibility --
On praise --
On not hurting a fly : a memorial --
On looking away : a panoramic.
Responsibility: Lia Purpura.
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