Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9781524783631 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9781524783648 $95.00
Expertly read by George Newbern, Atlas's history/memoir on the art of writing biography is a listener's treat. Atlas, the biographer of Delmore Schwartz and Saul Bellow, surveys the history of biography with an insider's eye and recounts his own career in what amounts to a fifty-year history of American literary life. Rich in anecdote, insight, and wit, this is one of those rare literary gems that exceed their dimensions. Newbern perfectly captures the fine balance between reverence and irony of an author who is part greenhorn, part cognoscente. Names like Irving Howe, Dwight MacDonald, and Leon Edel are mostly forgotten today. Here is a voice to rekindle their unique spirits, and those bygone decades they defined. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]
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