Los Angeles Review of Books Issue 2

Los Angeles Review of Books Issue 2

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Overview

A compilation of some of the best of the Los Angeles Review of Books' first six months. Authors include
Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael Tolkin, Mark McGurl, and Jane Smiley.

Matthew Specktor — Mr. Sublimation
A review of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom.

Sven Birkerts — The Room and the Elephant
On the culture of intellectual debate online.

Michael Tolkin — One Inch Above the Ground
A review of Louis Auchincloss' A Voice from Old New York.

Barbara Ehrenreich — Man Is Not Cat Food
On the morality — and lack thereof — of humans and animals.

Mark McGurl — The MFA Octopus: Four Questions About Creative Writing
A response to Elif Batuman's review of The Program Era in the London Review of Books.

Jane Smiley — The Other Nancy Mitford
On a great neglected modern novelist.

Chris Kraus — Posthumous
On a new biography of Simone Weil.

Ben Lerner — Where The Action Was
On Abstract Expressionist New York, as seen from Kansas and California.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013251618
Publisher: Los Angeles Review of Books
Publication date: 10/30/2011
Series: Los Angeles Review of Books , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 420 KB

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