Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays

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$26.95  $25.06
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324006756

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About the Author
CLAIRE MESSUD's last novel, The Emperor's Children, was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Her first novel, When the World Was Steady, and her book of novellas, The Hunters, were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her second novel, The Last Life, won Britain's Encore Award. Her short fiction has been included in the Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, edited by Jane Urquhart. Raised in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, where she attended the Toronto French School and UTS, Messud was a judge for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her family.
Reviews
All writing is autobiographical, but almost never in the ways we presume. This is a profound book about the intrication of literature and life, about the modest, miraculous ways art helps us to live. Claire Messud, with her lapidary intelligence and dizzying sense of history, is among the most luminous writers at work today.--Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You
Moving and evocative...These intimate, contemplative and probing essays reveal Messud's rich inner life and generosity of spirit.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Powerful and inspirational: Messud is as fine a critic as she is a novelist.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"