9780374282158-0374282153-Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader

ISBN-13: 9780374282158
ISBN-10: 0374282153
Author: Gornick, Vivian
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780374282158
ISBN-10: 0374282153
Author: Gornick, Vivian
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gornick, Vivian wrote Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader comprising 176 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0374282153 and 9780374282158. Since then Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.61 or rent at the marketplace.

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can’t remember the time when I didn’t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader is Vivian Gornick’s celebration of passionate reading, of returning again and again to the books that have shaped her at crucial points in her life. In nine essays that traverse literary criticism, memoir, and biography, one of our most celebrated critics writes about the importance of reading―and re-reading―as life progresses. Gornick finds herself in contradictory characters within D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, assesses womanhood in Colette’s The Vagabond and The Shackle, and considers the veracity of memory in Marguerite Duras’s The Lover. She revisits Great War novels by J. L. Carr and Pat Barker, uncovers the psychological complexity of Elizabeth Bowen’s prose, and soaks in Natalia Ginzburg, “a writer whose work has often made me love life more.” After adopting two cats, whose erratic behavior she finds vexing, she discovers Doris Lessing’s Particularly Cats.

Guided by Gornick’s trademark verve and insight, Unfinished Business is a masterful appreciation of literature’s power to illuminate our lives from a peerless writer and thinker who “still read[s] to feel the power of Life with a capital L.”

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