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  • Calamities of Exile : Three Nonfiction Novellas

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893938
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Published: May 1998
    From the author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Calamities of Exile combines three gripping narratives that afford a sort of double CAT scan into the natures of both modern totalitarianism and timeless exile."Beautiful but harrowing chronicles of three exiles that probe the moral and personal risks of their encounters with totalitarianism. . . . Piercing and timely."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Weschler . . . combines a novelist's gift for drama with the objectivity and research skills of a journalist. . . . The result is three gripping profiles of very human but also extraordinary men."—Publishers Weekly"[Weschler's] thorough accounting of the men's covert operations, assumed identities and strained relationships with fathers, wives, and colleagues creates a disturbing triptych of the perils of totalitarianism."—Lance Gould, New York Times Book Review"Weschler tells these three tragic tales with an admirable combination of psychological penetration, intellectual thrust, concision and compassion."—Francis King, Spectator"Endlessly absorbing. . . . Breathtaking."—Jeri Laber, Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679439981
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: October 1995
    Pronged ants, horned humans, mice on toast and other marvels of jurassic technology
  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679764892
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: December 1996
    A National Book Critics Circle Award winner. This trip back to the 16th-century 'wonder cabinets' that were the first museums, compels the reader to examine the imagination origins of both art and science, creating in the process a work of nonfiction as magical and as dizzying as anything by Borges or Calvino. B&W illus. 176p. Pap.
  • Shapinsky's Karma, Bogg's Bills, and Other True-Life Tales

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865473171
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 1988
  • The Kindness of Strangers

    By Salka Viertel

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781681372747
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: January 2019
  • Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781582437576
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: October 2011
    Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler’s articles have been captivating readers ever since his days at The New Yorker. Here, he furthers that vivid trajectory, collecting the best of his narrative nonfiction from the past fifteen years. The title piece surveys the hapless efforts of digital animation to fashion a credible human face, the endlessly elusive gold standard of the profession. Other highlights include profiles of novelist Mark Salzman, as he wrestles with a hilariously harrowing bout of writer’s block; the legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch, as he is forced to revisit his work on Apocalypse Now in the context of the more recent Iraqi war film Jarhead; the artists Vincent Desiderio, as he labors over an epic canvas portraying no less than a dozen sleeping figures; and a pair of young identical twin artists who may just have made one of the biggest breakthroughs in the depiction of physical reality since the Renaissance. Sources and Image Credits. 304p.
  • Vermeer in Bosnia: Selected Writings

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679777403
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: July 2005
    The author makes the connection between the twentieth century's Yugoslav wars and the equally violent Holland in which Vermeer created his luminously serene paintings. In his profile of Roman Polanski, he traces the filmmaker's symbolic negotiations with his nightmarish childhood during the Holocaust. Here, too, in this lush, astonishing collection of essays, are meditations on artists Ed Kienholz and David Hockney, on the author's grandfather and daughter, and on the light and earthquakes of his native Los Angeles. 432p.

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