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Vermeer in Bosnia

Selected Writings

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From the master chronicler of the marvelous and the confoundingauthor of Mr. Wilsons Cabinet of Wonderhere is a much-anticipated new collection of more than twenty pieces from the past two decades, the majority of which have never before been gathered together in book form.Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter, essayist, and cultural observer; he is also an uncanny collector and connector of wonders. In Vermeer in Bosnia, whether he is reporting on the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars (and noticing, for example, how centuries earlier Vermeer had had to invent the peace and serenity we so prize in his work today from a youth during which all of Europe had been as ravaged as Bosnia) or dissecting the special quality of light in his beloved hometown of Los Angeles, Weschlers perceptions are often startling, his insights both fresh and profound.Included here is Weschlers remarkable profile of Roman Polanskiwritten years before the release of The Pianist, yet all but predicting the directors confrontation with the Holocaust in that filmalongside an equally celebrated portrait of Ed Weinberger, a young designer crushed and yet hardly bowed by an extreme form of Parkinsons disease. Here is Weschler limning his own experience as the grandson of an eminent Weimar-era composer, and then as the befuddled father of an eminently fetching daughter. Here is Weschler on Art Spiegelman, David Hockney, Ed Kienholz, and Wislawa Szymborska.Here, in short, are some of the most dazzling pieces from Lawrence Weschlers own brimming cabinet of marvels.


Titel: Vermeer in Bosnia
Autoren/Herausgeber: Lawrence Weschler

ISBN/EAN: 9780307833419

Seitenzahl: 432
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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