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"A "New York Times "Notable Book of 2007""""""Cleopatra's Nose "is an exuberant gathering of essays and profiles, representing twenty years of Judith Thurman's writing, particularly her fascination with human vanity, femininity, and "women's work"--a term that, in her definition, encompasses haute couture, literature, and ruling empires. The subjects are varied--Cleopatra, Jackie Kennedy, Anne Frank; tofu, performance art, pornography--but as a whole these essays hint at the central preoccupations of a uniquely inquisitive mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312427757
ISBN-10: 0312427751
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 141mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judith Thurman

Judith Thurman is the author of "Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller "and "Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette." A staff writer at "The New Yorker," she lives in New York City.

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