Donna Kornhaber is an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Charlie Chaplin, Director .
A decisive account of Anderson's movies, alive to their obvious charms, undaunted by their limits, and dedicated to activating their hidden potentials. This slim volume is both a sure introduction to Anderson's cinema and an authoritative reframing of the critical consensus. Anderson is the cinematic collector par excellence, and in this beautifully written study, Kornhaber plunges into the causes and consequences of that obsession in new and trenchant ways.--J. D. Connor, author of The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood, 1970 -2010