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Horse-Trading and Ecstasy: Essays

Barbara Probst Solomon

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ISBN 10: 086547348X / ISBN 13: 9780865473485
Published by North Point Pr, 1989
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Horse-Trading and Ecstasy: Essays

Publisher: North Point Pr

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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The American journalist discusses Marguerite Duras, James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Gunter Grass, the Spanish Civil War and World War II

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From a 1959 put-down of Jack Kerouac to a 1988 meditation on Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyons, France, these bracing essays never falter in readability or intellectual rigor. Whether she's discussing the cultural awakening in Spain after Franco's death, or the blurring of fiction and nonfiction in recent books, Solomon ( Arriving Where We Started ) links culture to politics, broadly defined. One brave essay analyzes Marguerite Duras's Prix Goncourt-winning novel The Lover as "a shrewd mingling of erotic experience and racist nostalgia." Solomon talks with Norman Mailer about ancient Egypt, presents personal recollections of James Baldwin and Diego Rivera, reports on the murder trial of "Midwest innocent" Jean Harris. Not the least of this collection's serendipitous pleasures are her travelogues, which capture the sadness and beauty of Texas, the ferment of Madrid, the violent, electric hum of New York City.
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