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Falling upwards : essays in defense of the imagination / Lee Siegel.

Authors: Siegel, Lee, 1957-
Call number: 700 SIE
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006.
Publication date: c2006.
Subject: Arts.
Online: Table of contents only
Title: Falling upwards : essays in defense of the imagination / Lee Siegel.
Physical description: xxii, 337 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents note: Pt. 1. The imagination and its obstacles. Harry Potter and the fear of not flying -- A book of virtues for the right-thinking left -- Seize the day job : sacrificing Saul Bellow on the altar of one's own career -- Persecution and the art of painting -- Pt. 2. Faking it. Prophets of profit : how artists slyly critique their wealthy patrons -- From Stalin to SoHo -- Barbara Kinsolver's icy virtue -- Television and the Pope -- Updike's Bech -- The new king of irony -- Pt. 3. Love me tonight? D.H. Lawrence and the romantic option -- Who is Carrie Bradshaw really dating? -- The gay science : queer theory, literature, and the sexualization of everything -- Eyes wide shut : what the critics failed to see in Kubrick's last film -- García Lorca and the flight from desire -- Pt. 4. Life in the palm of art's hand. Dante and the subversive ego -- Sunday's with the Sopranos -- A writer who is good for you -- Bernard Malamud and the comprehending heart -- The second coming of Richard Yates -- Chekhov's "Cheap white bone."
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 0465078001 (alk. paper)
9780465078004 (alk. paper)
LCCN: 2006024173
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