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Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

Vivian Gornick



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Black Inc
04 February 2020
Memoirs; Society & culture: general
A celebration of passionate reading from the acclaimed author and critic In nine stunning essays, the inimitable Vivian Gornick returns to the books that have shaped her. From a reporter in 1970s New York, to a feminist negotiating love and independence, to a writer in the jubilant sanctity of older age- Gornick's life is compelling, and in the characters of literature she finds versions of herself through the years, each time she opens the page. Gornick finds solace in the contradictory figures of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, assesses womanhood in Colette, and reflects on Marguerite Duras's The Lover; she revisits Great War novels by J.L. Carr and Pat Barker, uncovers the psychological complexity in Elizabeth Bowen, and soaks in Natalia Ginzberg, 'whose work ... made me love life more'. When two erratic, highly strung cats enter her life, she discovers Doris Lessing's Particularly Cats. Infused with Gornick's trademark verve and insight, this collection is a masterful appreciation of literature and its ability to illuminate.
By:   Vivian Gornick
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   168g
ISBN:   9781760641887
ISBN 10:   176064188X
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Vivian Gornick is the author of several books, including the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, and The Odd Woman and the City, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her work has appeared widely, including in The New York Times, The Nation, The New York Review of Books and The Atlantic.

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