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Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gornick, Vivian

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can't remember the time when I didn't have a book in my hands, my head lost to the wor...ld around me. Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader is Vivian Gornick's celebration of passionate reading, of returning again and again to the books that have shaped her at crucial points in her life. In nine essays that traverse literary criticism, memoir, and biography, one of our most celebrated critics writes about the importance of reading--and re-reading--as life progresses. Gornick finds herself in contradictory characters within D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, assesses womanhood in Colette's The Vagabond and The Shackle, and considers the veracity of memory in Marguerite Duras's The Lover. She revisits Great War novels by J. L. Carr and Pat Barker, uncovers the psychological complexity of Elizabeth Bowen's prose, and soaks in Natalia Ginzburg, a writer whose work has often made me love life more. After adopting two cats, whose erratic behavior she finds vexing, she discovers Doris Lessing's Particularly Cats. Guided by Gornick's trademark verve and insight, Unfinished Business is a masterful appreciation of literature's power to illuminate our lives from a peerless writer and thinker who still read[s] to feel the power of Life with a capital L.
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ISBN 9781250785725
Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
Publisher Picador
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Feb 2021

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ISBN-13 9781250785725
Stock Release date is 2 February 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Feb 2021
Publisher Picador
Imprint Picador USA
Released 2 Feb 2021
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gornick, Vivian
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 191mm
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade