Nobody's looking at you : essays
—Malcolm, Janet, author.
Book
2019
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"A collection of previously published essays and profiles by the legendary critic Janet Malcolm. The title piece of this wonderfully eclectic collection is a profile of the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, whose mother often said to her, "Nobody's looking at you." But in every piece in this volume, Malcolm looks closely and with impunity at a broad range of subjects, from Donald Trump's TV nemesis Rachel Maddow, to the stiletto-heel-wearing pianist Yuja Wang, to "the big-league game" of Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In an essay called "Socks," Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are seen as the "sort of asteroid [that] has hit the safe world of Russian Literature in English translation," and in "Dreams and Anna Karenina," the focus is Tolstoy, "one of literature's greatest masters of manipulative techniques." Nobody's Looking at You also includes "Pandora's Click," a brief, cautionary piece about e-mail etiquette that was written in the early two thousands, and that reverberates--albeit painfully--to this day."--provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
American essays -- 20th century.
American essays -- 21st century.
ISBN:
9780374279493
0374279497
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
289 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Essays. Selections
Contents:
Part I. Nobody's looking at you
Performance artist
Three sisters
The émigré
The storyteller
Part II. The art of testifying
Special needs
Comedy Central on the mall
Pandora's click
Part III. Dreams and Anna Karenina
Socks
The master writer of the city
Women at war : a case of sexual harassment
It happened in Milwaukee
Sisters, lovers, tarts, and friends
"A very sadistic man"
Remember the ladies
"I should have made him for a dentist".
LCCN:
2018031206
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