At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374531317

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About the Author

Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and a Salon Book Award. She is also the author of the essay collection Ex Libris and the editor of Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love. Her essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. She is the Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale.

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"Anne Fadiman wins our attention by directing hers with unwavering focus at the world around her. Her perceptions are astute and her sensibility is so rich and sane no calculation could violate it. The personal essay was invented so that writers like Fadiman could practice it." --Sven Birkerts

"Limpid, learned, perspicacious--and relentless. Whatever the subject, Anne Fadiman overlooks nothing, imparts everything, and leaves you wanting more." --Thomas Mallon

"These are wonderful essays. The writing is effortless, elegant, and clear, the subjects delightful or weighty or both. Anne Fadiman had me completely charmed by page four." --Ian Frazier