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The Resource Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write : an autobiography in essays, Claire Messud

Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write : an autobiography in essays, Claire Messud

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Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write : an autobiography in essays
Title
Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write
Title remainder
an autobiography in essays
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A glimpse into a beloved novelist's inner world, shaped by family, art, and literature. In her fiction, Claire Messud "has specialized in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, imaginative inner lives" (Ruth Franklin, New York Times Magazine). Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write opens a window on Messud's own life: a peripatetic upbringing; a warm, complicated family; and, throughout it all, her devotion to art and literature. In twenty-nine intimate, brilliant, funny, and sharp essays, Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived, while he was dying. She meditates on Albert Camus, Teju Cole, and Valeria Luiselli, and tours her favorite paintings at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Crafting a vivid portrait of a life in celebration of the power of literature, Messud proves once again "an absolute master storyteller" (Rebecca Carroll, Los Angeles Times)"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Messud, Claire
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Messud, Claire
  • Novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Messud, Claire
  • Novelists, American
Label
Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write : an autobiography in essays, Claire Messud
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1152354832
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781324006756
Lccn
2020018802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1152354832
Label
Kant's little Prussian head and other reasons why I write : an autobiography in essays, Claire Messud
Publication
Control code
on1152354832
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781324006756
Lccn
2020018802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1152354832

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