Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker

Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker

by Anthony Lane (Author)

Synopsis

"Nobody's Perfect", the much anticipated collection from "The New Yorker" critic, brings together a generous selection of Lane's film criticisms, profiles, book reviews, and essays on art and culture. In the manner of Edmund Wilson and Kenneth Tynan, Lane embraces high and low with equal gusto, clearly having a marvelous time. Whether he's writing about T. S. Eliot or Judith Krantz, Alfred Hitchcock or Andre Gide, to read him-or better yet, to reread him - is to be carried along on a current of passionate declamation and urgent inquiry, wry reflection and penetrating wit. Taken together, these pieces reflect some of the most brilliant writing and thinking to have graced the pages of "The New Yorker", and they impart a cultural and artistic literacy of the highest order. This, Lane's first book, is an exhilarating volume for fans old and new.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Edition: Main Market
Publisher: Picador
Published: 22 Nov 2002

ISBN 10: 0330491822
ISBN 13: 9780330491822

Media Reviews
Lane writes the way Fred Astaire danced; his sentences and paragraphs are a sublime, rhythmic concoction of glide and snap, lightness and sting. - The New York Times Book Review Anthony Lane has energy, wit, taste, learning, and (most signally) elegance of mind. --Martin Amis A pure pleasure to read. - Los Angeles Times Book Review
Author Bio
Anthony Lane has been a film critic for the New Yorker since 1993. He lives in London.