Letters and Essays
The Blue Jay's Dance
A Birth Year
Paperback ISBN: 0060927011
A first collection of lyrical interconnected essays considers the author's delicate balance between mothering a baby and maintaining an artistic life, during which she comes to find the marvelous wonders in mundane routines. Reprint.
The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Paperback ISBN: 0679776249
In a collection of essays and articles, the author of The Fermata and Vox covers topics ranging from the destruction of library card catalogs and model airplanes to clip art, metaphors, and the art of reading aloud. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me
Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977
Paperback ISBN: 1560973102
“I feel that my work is but a feeble expression of something that in itself is vague and doubtful… Sometimes when I probe myself I find that my intentions in art aren't as sincere as they should be… I realize that I’m fairly good at drawing, but you see that’s only because I've done so much of it, and it seems sometimes that the only reason I have stuck at it so diligently is because I have to sort of get even with society for not accepting me… Subconsciously I want to make myself immortal among men, leave my mark on the earth to compensate for social inadequacy… So I draw.
Letters on England
Paperback ISBN: 014044386x
Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Paperback ISBN: 0679768203
In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship to her work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Journalist and the Murderer
Paperback ISBN: 0679731830
Explores the relationship between journalists and their subjects, and the question of journalistic ethics, using the lawsuit of convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald against author Joe McGinniss, as a case study