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Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire (Signed First Edition)

Thurman, Judith

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ISBN 10: 0374126518 / ISBN 13: 9780374126513
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: FSG [2007]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Brand new! Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page; author's name only, no other writing. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for for author to sign. Bookseller Inventory # hvd1107-006

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Title: Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire (...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Cleopatra's Nose is an exuberant gathering of essays and profiles representing twenty years of Judith Thurman's celebrated writing, particularly her fascination with human vanity, femininity, and "women's work"--from haute couture to literature to commanding empires. The subjects are iconic (Jackie, the Brontës, Toni Morrison, Anne Frank) and multifarious (tofu and performance art, pornography and platform shoes, kimonos and bulimia); all inspire dazzling displays of craft, wit, penetration, and intelligence.  Here we find explorations of voracity: hunger for sex, food, experience, and transcendence; see how writers from Flaubert to Nadine Gordimer have engaged with history; meet eminent Victorians and the greats of fashion. Whether reporting on hairstyles, strolling the halls of power, or deftly unpacking novels and their writers, Thurman never fails to provoke, inspire, captivate, and enlighten. Cleopatra's Nose is an embarrassment of riches from one of our great literary journalists.

About the Author:

Judith Thurman is the author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller, winner of the National Book Award, and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette. A staff writer at The New Yorker, she lives in New York City.

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