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Author Siegel, Lee, 1957-

Title Falling upwards : essays in defense of the imagination / Lee Siegel.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  700 Si15f 2006    ---  Available
Description xxii, 337 p. ; 22 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents pt. 1. The imagination and its obstacles. Harry Potter and the fear of not flying -- A book of virtues for the right-thinking left -- Seize the day job : sacrificing Saul Bellow on the altar of one's own career -- Persecution and the art of painting -- pt. 2. Faking it. Prophets of profit : how artists slyly critique their wealthy patrons -- From Stalin to SoHo -- Barbara Kinsolver's icy virtue -- Television and the Pope -- Updike's Bech -- The new king of irony -- pt. 3. Love me tonight? D.H. Lawrence and the romantic option -- Who is Carrie Bradshaw really dating? -- The gay science : queer theory, literature, and the sexualization of everything -- Eyes wide shut : what the critics failed to see in Kubrick's last film -- Garcia Lorca and the flight from desire -- pt. 4. Life in the palm of art's hand. Dante and the subversive ego -- Sunday's with the Sopranos -- A writer who is good for you -- Bernard Malamud and the comprehending heart -- The second coming of Richard Yates -- Chekhov's "Cheap white bone."
Subject Arts.
ISBN 0465078001 (alk. paper)
9780465078004 (alk. paper)

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