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Fame & Folly Essays

Ozick, Cynthia *Author SIGNED!*

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ISBN 10: 0679446907 / ISBN 13: 9780679446903
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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(full book description) Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1996. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 287pgs. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Faint (on outside) 1/2" x 2" coffee spot DJ top rear edge, 2 very faint coffee spots (3/8" & 1/4") on DJ rear cover, o.w. clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Price unclipped. Rest of DJ in Near Fine condition. ISBN 0679446907 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY223949I

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Title: Fame & Folly Essays

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James.


In this collection of essays, fiction writer and critic Cynthia Ozick has chosen to take on an important topic for all writers: how the lives and works of authors fit in with the times. It is a task she manages with more than a healthy helping of wryness. As Ozick describes it, the subject of this collection is "famous literary figures in our famously rotten century who have been associated with one sort of folly or another." With that in mind, she offers a wide-ranging set of essays on Isaac Babel; H. G. Wells and Henry James; Anthony Trollope; the American Academy of Arts and Letters' early-century disdain for modernism; and more.

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