Vermeer in Bosnia
By (author) Lawrence Weschler
Vermeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler
Book DescriptionThere are writers who specialize in the strange and others whose genius is to find the strangeness in the familiar, the unexpected meanings in stories we thought we knew. Of that second category, Lawrence Weschler is the master. Witness the pieces in this splendidly disorienting collection, spanning twenty years of his career and the full range of his concerns which is to say, practically everything. Only Lawrence Weschler could reveal the connections between the twentieth century s Yugoslav wars and the equally violent Holland in which Vermeer created his luminously serene paintings. In his profile of Roman Polanski, Weschler traces the filmmaker s symbolic negotiations with his nightmarish childhood during the Holocaust."" Here, too, are meditations on artists Ed Kienholz and David Hockney, on the author s grandfather and daughter, and on the light and earthquakes of his native Los Angeles. Haunting, elegant, and intoxicating, Vermeer in Bosnia" "awakens awe and wonder at the world around us."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679777403
(206mm x 134mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence Weschler
Explode Every Day, Hardback (August 2016)
This book is a clarion call to artists, writers, and scientists to explore their willingness to wonder and drive to discover.
Domestic Scenes, Hardback (April 2016)
Gomez provides thought-provoking social commentary on class divides
Wonder, Hardback (December 2015)View all books by Lawrence Weschler
Looks at the whole notion of wonder and discovery, exemplified in nine specially commissioned works by leading contemporary artists.
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Author Biography - Lawrence Weschler
Lawrence Weschler is the author of more than ten books, including Mr. Wilson s Cabinet of Wonder," "which was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He was a staff writer at "The New Yorker "for more than twenty years and is a regular contributor to "McSweeney s." Since 2001 he has been the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and daughter."
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