How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken

Essays

by Daniel Mendelsohn

On Sale: 08/11/2009

How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken

Essays

by Daniel Mendelsohn

On Sale: 08/11/2009

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About the Book

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 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.

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Critical Praise

“An elegant collection of essays. . . . Mendelsohn reveals intellectual breadth in his ability to draw on his training as a classicist to look at contemporary culture. . . . These essays richly repay the time readers spend in their company.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Brilliant. . . . Masterful. . . . Wise, funny. . . . A wonderful collection.” - Time Out New York

“Mendelsohn takes on contemporary culture with humor and incisive analysis.” - The New York Sun

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061456442
  • ISBN 10: 0061456446
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/11/2009
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • BISAC2 : PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference
  • BISAC3 : PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General

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