Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - How Beautiful it is and How Easily it Can be Broken by Daniel Mendelsohn

Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken reveals all at once the enormous stature of Mendelsohn's achievement and demonstrates why he is considered one of our greatest critics. Writing with a lively intelligence and arresting originality, he brings his distinctive combination of scholarly rigor and conversational ease to bear across eras, cultures, and genres, from Roman games to video games. His interpretations of our most talked-about films--from the work of Pedro Almodovar to Brokeback Mountain , from United 93 and World Trade Center to 300 , Marie Antoinette , and The Hours --have sparked debate and changed the way we watch movies. Just as stunning and influential are his dispatches on theater and literature, from The Producers to Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, from The Lovely Bones to the works of Harold Pinter. Together these thirty brilliant and engaging essays passionately articulate the themes that have made Daniel Mendelsohn a crucial voice in today's cultural conversation: the aesthetic and indeed political dangers of imposing contemporary attitudes on the great classics; the ruinous effect of sentimentality on the national consciousness in the post-9/11 world; the vital importance of the great literature of the past for a meaningful life in the present. How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken makes it clear that no other contemporary thinker is as engaged with as many aspects of our culture and its influences as Mendelsohn is, and no one practices the vanishing art of popular criticism with more acuity, humor, and feeling.

Buy How Beautiful it is and How Easily it Can be Broken by Daniel Mendelsohn from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780061456435
ISBN-10: 0061456438
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 156mm x 38mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - How Beautiful it is and How Easily it Can be Broken by Daniel Mendelsohn

Book Reviews - How Beautiful it is and How Easily it Can be Broken by Daniel Mendelsohn

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about How Beautiful it is and How Easily it Can be Broken book by Daniel Mendelsohn and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Daniel Mendelsohn

Glory of the Empire by Daniel Mendelsohn
Paperback, June 2016
$31.15
Complete Poems of C. P. Cavafy by Daniel Mendelsohn
Paperback, February 2014
$47.71
Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn
Paperback, January 2014
$20.69
Christian Boltanski by Daniel Mendelsohn
Hardback, February 2010
$49.50