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How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays (Paperback)

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Description


Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken demonstrates why he is considered one of our greatest critics. Writing with a lively intelligence and arresting originality, he brings his distinctive combination of scholarly rigor and conversational ease to bear across eras, cultures, and genres, from Roman games to video games.

About the Author


Robin Robertson is a respected editor and poet. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, A Painted Field and Slow Air.

Praise For…


“An elegant collection of essays. . . . Mendelsohn reveals intellectual breadth in his ability to draw on his training as a classicist to look at contemporary culture. . . . These essays richly repay the time readers spend in their company.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Brilliant. . . . Masterful. . . . Wise, funny. . . . A wonderful collection.”
-Time Out New York

“Mendelsohn takes on contemporary culture with humor and incisive analysis.”
-The New York Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061456442
ISBN-10: 0061456446
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 10th, 2009
Pages: 480
Language: English