Face to Face: A Reader in the World

Beacon Press, 2000 - 214 Seiten
"Starting with "Only Connect?" - a witty and astute look at how the telephone is changing the nature of human relations - these essays move through a landscape of varied encounters that blossom into self-discovery for the reader as well as the writer. We meet a brilliant student silenced by his experiences in Vietnam, and a page turner whose magical grace eclipses the performance at which she assists. Schwartz examines herself behind the wheel of a car, and reflected through the eyes of a cat, and yet again as captured by a very special photographer. She describes the unique communal life of a city apartment building, grapples with the barriers of race and class, and casts a wry glance at the experience of aging."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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In Ruined by Reading (LJ 4/15/96), fiction writer Schwartz turned to nonfiction to limn her life as a reader. Here she stays with nonfiction but swivels to focus on the lone reader's connections with ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


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Über den Autor (2000)

Writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B. A. from Barnard College, an M. A. from Bryn Mawr, and started work on a Ph.D. at New York University. She chronicled her love of reading and the meaning it has had upon her life in a book called Ruined by Reading. She has published around twenty books including Rough Strife, which was nominated for a National Book Award and Leaving Brooklyn, which was nominated for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has also written for children in such books as The Four Questions, explaining the traditions of Passover. She is also an Italian translator and her translations include A Place to Live and Other Selected Essays by Natalia Ginzburg and Smoke over Birkenau by Liana Millu.

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