The bloodied nightgown : and other essays
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.
Format
Book
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xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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Includes index.
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"Joan Acocella was "one of our finest cultural critics" (Edward Hirsch), and she had the rare ability to examine literature and unearth the lives contained within it-its authors, its subjects, and the communities from which it springs. In her hands, arts criticism was a celebration and an investigation, and her essays pulse with unadulterated enthusiasm. As Kathryn Harrison wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "Hers is a vision that allows art its mystery but not its pretensions, to which she is acutely sensitive. What better instincts could a critic have?" The Bloodied Nightgown and Other Essays gathers twenty-four essays from the final decade and a half of Acocella's career, as well as an introduction that frames her simple preoccupations: "life and art." In agile, inspired prose, she moves from J. R. R. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf to the life of Richard Pryor, from surveying profanity to untangling the book of Job. Her appetite (and reading list) knew no bounds. This collection is a joy and a revelation, a library in itself, and Acocella is our dream companion among its shelves"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Acocella, J. R. (2024). The bloodied nightgown: and other essays (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Acocella, Joan Ross. 2024. The Bloodied Nightgown: And Other Essays. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Acocella, Joan Ross. The Bloodied Nightgown: And Other Essays Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Acocella, Joan Ross. The Bloodied Nightgown: And Other Essays First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.

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