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Art of Living and Other Stories

John Gardner

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ISBN 10: 0394516745 / ISBN 13: 9780394516745
Published by knopf-Borzoi Books, New York, 1981
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Book in fine condition fine with gray stained text block, Jacket is unclipped ($12.95) , with light wear at spine tips on verso and slight wear at top of spine. jacket has #5/81 at bottom of rear flap. FIRST EDITION/FIRST ISSUE.This is a wonderful collection of ten stories by one of America's most celebrated and admired authors. These are enchanting tales about queens and kings and princesses in magical, timeless, lands; marvelously wame and funny stories that move, amuse, and enlighten us as they probe the mysterious and profound relation between art and life. A great Gardner collectible, protected in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 000276

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Title: Art of Living and Other Stories

Publisher: knopf-Borzoi Books, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Mary Azarian

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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An inspired book of short stories that explores the profound relationship between life and art While mourning the loss of his son in the Vietnam War, an Italian chef reflects on the importance of art for future generations. An American boy retreats inward after he kills his younger brother in a farming accident, finding solace in classical music and a friendship with his teacher. Placing the artist at the center of his stories, Gardner produces a series of beautiful moments where art must act as a life-affirming force—and creates a collection of poignant narratives as a result. In The Art of Living, author John Gardner brings his most significant themes to life with stunning eloquence and masterful narration. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.


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