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Getting Personal: Selected Essays
     

Getting Personal: Selected Essays

by Phillip Lopate, Dawn Seferian
 

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ISBN-10: 0465041744

ISBN-13: 9780465041749

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Basic Books


From the man whose name is synonymous with the contemporary personal essay, Getting Personal is a rich and ambitious collection that spans Phillip Lopate's career as an essayist, teacher, film critic, father, son, and husband. Witty, insightful, deeply meditative, and self-revelatory, with his characteristic candor and curmudgeonly charm, he explores

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From the man whose name is synonymous with the contemporary personal essay, Getting Personal is a rich and ambitious collection that spans Phillip Lopate's career as an essayist, teacher, film critic, father, son, and husband. Witty, insightful, deeply meditative, and self-revelatory, with his characteristic candor and curmudgeonly charm, he explores himself, his life, his family, his religion, and his friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465041749
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
0.92(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Childhood
1My Early Days at School3
2Willy7
3Samson and Delilah and the Kids25
Youth
4The Countess's Tutor47
5Anticipation of La Notte67
Early Marriage and Bachelorhood
6Washington Heights and Inwood85
7My Drawer91
8Osao95
9Never Live Above Your Landlord119
10On Shaving a Beard130
11Getting a Cat133
12Against Joie de Vivre142
13The Brunch157
14Modern Friendships159
Teaching and Work
15Hanging Out169
16Chekhov for Children189
17Suicide of a Schoolteacher220
Politics, Religion, Movies, Books, Cities
18Resistance to the Holocaust263
19The Movies and Spiritual Life280
20Detachment and Passion288
21Contempt: The Story of a Marriage302
22Confessions of a Shusher311
23Reflections on Subletting316
The Style of Middle Age
24Portrait of My Body327
25The Moody Traveler335
26The Dead Father339
27The Story of My Father358
28First Love397

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