Paul Zweig Departures: Memoirs

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Departures: Memoirs

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Three memoirs examine the world of French politics in the sixties, explore the cross-currents of sexual obsession, and reflect on the author's experiences with cancer

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Paul Zweig grew up in Brooklyn, but left New York to explore Paris in the 1950s.  After a decade in France, he returned to America and established himself as a respected poet, critic, and professor. He wrote five books in the last ten years of his life: Departures, Walt Whitman: The Making of a Poet, The Heresy of Self-Love, Three Journeys: An Automythology, and The Adventurer: The Fate of Adventure in
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“An elegant and moving memoir.” —USA Today
 
“At a time when writers often write with calculated eccentricity rather than out of a fateful obsession, and compose memoirs that seem devoid of self-understanding, [Zweig’s] raw, original studies of culture and his masterly autobiographies provide a rich diet for famished readers.” —Lee Siegel, New York Times
 
“[Zweig] was never more expressive or appealing than in these final memoirs . . . A moving document of personal integrity.” —Joseph Frank
 
“The essays are so evocative of their time and place, so perfectly pitched, so persuasive and intense that they form a brilliant kaleidoscopic glimpse of a man in search of himself . . . A remarkable literary legacy.” —Newsday
 
“There is no better vision of the ecstasy and wonder of our lives. There is no better chronicle of lost youth.” —Gerald Stern

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