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The Resource Table talk : from The threepenny review, edited by Wendy Lesser, Jennifer Zahrt, and Mimi Chubb

Table talk : from The threepenny review, edited by Wendy Lesser, Jennifer Zahrt, and Mimi Chubb

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Table talk : from The threepenny review
Title
Table talk
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from The threepenny review
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edited by Wendy Lesser, Jennifer Zahrt, and Mimi Chubb
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Language
eng
Summary
"Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column. Selected from several decades (1990-2013) of The Threepenny Review, known colloquially as the West Coast's New York Review of Books, these anecdotal essays debate the historical, artistic, and technological developments of our time. It includes essays by Christopher Ricks, who unfolds a dazzling literary history of the phrase "Table Talk"; Leonard Michaels on why the waltz should be viewed as an aggressive, imperialist dance; and Claire Messud on the art of digression in fiction and conversation. Sigrid Nunez engages with the contemporary vogue for memoir and autobiography, while Luc Sante draws conclusions about postmodern art from a stray bit of graffiti glimpsed on a New York street. Other contributions include Alexander Nehamas on the NEA controversy that roiled the culture wars of the 1990s and Paula Fox's tips for interacting with difficult children. Ninety-nine pieces become a garden of literary delights, as Table Talk takes an irreverent walk on the wild side of philosophical and cultural speculation that will resonate with readers of any age. "--
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Summary
"Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column. Selected from several decades (1990-2013) of The Threepenny Review, known colloquially as the West Coast's New York Review of Books, these anecdotal essays debate the historical, artistic, and technological developments of our time. It includes essays by Christopher Ricks, who unfolds a dazzling literary history of the phrase "Table Talk"; Leonard Michaels on why the waltz should be viewed as an aggressive, imperialist dance; and Claire Messud on the art of digression in fiction and conversation. Sigrid Nunez engages with the contemporary vogue for memoir and autobiography, while Luc Sante draws conclusions about postmodern art from a stray bit ofgraffiti glimpsed on a New York street. Other contributions include Alexander Nehamas on the NEA controversy that roiled the culture wars of the 1990s and Paula Fox's tips for interacting with difficult children. Ninety-nine pieces become a garden of literary delights, as Table Talk takes an irreverent walk on the wild side of philosophical and cultural speculation that will resonate with readers of any age. "--
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10395510
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Threepenny review
Dewey number
809
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Lesser, Wendy
  • Zahrt, Jennifer
  • Chubb, Mimi
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  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American wit and humor
  • American wit and humor
  • American essays
  • American essays
  • American essays
  • American literature
  • American wit and humor
Target audience
adult
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from The threepenny review
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Table talk : from The threepenny review, edited by Wendy Lesser, Jennifer Zahrt, and Mimi Chubb
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ocn881665954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9781619024571
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(hardcover)
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2014034086
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)881665954
Label
Table talk : from The threepenny review, edited by Wendy Lesser, Jennifer Zahrt, and Mimi Chubb
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881665954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9781619024571
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881665954

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