Possibility: Essays Against Despair Patricia Vigderman

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Possibility: Essays Against Despair  by  Patricia Vigderman

Possibility: Essays Against Despair by Patricia Vigderman
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Reading Patricia Vigderman is like attending an ideal dinner party, where everyone has read your favorite books. Her essays wind particular passages of Proust, or George Eliot, or W.G. Sebald around personal moments- David Foster Wallaces storyMoreReading Patricia Vigderman is like attending an ideal dinner party, where everyone has read your favorite books. Her essays wind particular passages of Proust, or George Eliot, or W.G. Sebald around personal moments- David Foster Wallaces story The Depressed Person is threaded throughout an essay about her own relationship with a loved ones serious depression.

Vigdermans responses are fresh and original and her sounding of our collective literary treasures are likely to send you back to read them again, now overlaid with her embroidery.--Mona SimpsonIn this accessible collection of essays, Patricia Vigderman attempts to translate some of lifes disordered events into the orderly happiness of art. She encounters manatees, children, and snakes- with Henry Adams, Marcel Proust, and W.G. Sebald- with Texas landscape, Vertigo, and Johannes Vermeer.

Adams, in Japan after his wifes death, found in the elaborate ritual of the tea ceremony and in the discomforts of a rural inn, occasions for the wit to face down grief. His letters to friends coax laughter from strangeness and loss. Like Adams, Vigderman has a stylists passion for revelatory detail, and for the pleasure of immersion in a world. Smart, generous, and probing, her discoveries play with direct experience, exploring the interaction of life and art as magic you can walk in and out of.Patricia Vigdermans work has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, Georgia Review, Raritan, and others.

She was a Literature Fellow at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities in Italy and teaches at Kenyon College.



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