A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
7.2 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062291615

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About the Author
Liana Finck is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Awl, and Catapult. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Tablet magazine. Her first book, A Bintel Brief, was published in 2014.
Reviews
"[One] the most powerful books I've read so far this year... Finck's illustrations intensify the emotional resonance of these letters, invoking the buoyant magic of Marc Chagall, but also sometimes descending into the cramped world of the tenements."--NPR's Fresh Air
"[Finck] brings an entirely new dimension to what has become, for modern readers, a portal into a world that feels impossibly distant."--The Paris Review (online review)
"A wonderfully illustrated gem of a book...I've read that story several times over the years, but rarely savored it quite the way I did with Finck's book. This is because of the drawings."--Tablet
"[A] rich, hilarious and authentic fable. ...Finck's versatility and imagination makes this book a delight."--Miami Herald
Taken together, even just these 11 letters provide an invaluable sooty window onto life on the Lower East Side.... "A Bintel Brief" makes you positively hungry to read comparable letters to American immigrant newspapers around the country right now."--New York Times
"[A] sharp, evocative style that reminds me sometimes of Ben Katchor and other times of Roz Chast. Finck's book is more than a collection of advice columns, though-it's an imaginative leap into the art of nostalgia...I really loved A Bintel Brief."--Slate