- ISBN: 9781594206252
- ISBN: 1594206252
- Physical Description: 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-444) and index.
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In the world. Northwest London blues -- Elegy for a country's seasons -- Fences : a Brexit diary -- On optimism and despair -- In the audience. Generation why? -- The house that Hova built -- Brother from another mother -- Some notes on attunement -- Window on the will : Anomalisa -- Dance lessons for writers -- In the gallery. Killing Orson Welles at midnight -- Flaming June -- "Crazy they call me" : on looking at Jerry Dantzic's photos of Billie Holiday -- Alte Frau by Balthasar Denner -- Mark Bradford's Niagara -- A bird of few words : narrative mysteries in the paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye -- The tattered ruins of the map : on Sarah Sze's Centrifuge -- Getting in and out -- On the bookshelf. Crash by J. G. Ballard -- The Buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi -- Notes on NW -- The Harper's columns -- The I who is not me -- Feel free. Life-writing -- The bathroom -- Man versus corpse -- Meet Justin Bieber! -- Love in the gardens -- The shadow of ideas -- Find your beach -- Joy.
A collection of both previously unpublished works and classic essays includes discussions of recent cultural and political events, social networking, libraries, and the failure to address global warming.
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