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A Left-Handed Woman: Essays (Hardcover)

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A collection of essays from Judith Thurman, National Book Award-winning writer and New Yorker staff writer.

Judith Thurman, a prolific staff writer at The New Yorker for more than two decades, has gathered a selection of her essays and profiles in A Left-Handed Woman. They consider our culture in all its guises: literature, history, politics, gender, fashion, and art, though their paramount subject is the human condition.

Thurman is one of the preeminent essayists of our time—“a master of vivisection,” as Kathryn Harrison wrote in The New York Times. “When she’s done with a subject, it’s still living, mystery intact.”

About the Author

Judith Thurman is the author of Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire; Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller, winner of the National Book Award for Autobiography/Biography; and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette. A staff writer at The New Yorker, she lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"In this rewarding collection, Thurman brings together a remarkably varied collection of her New Yorker essays . . . The author approaches each topic with a fresh eye. [A Left-Handed Woman] solidifies Thurman as a master of the form." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"[An] exceptional collection of zestful essays and profiles . . . ardent, shrewd, and stylistically exhilarating . . . As one of our finest cultural critics, Thurman is always exciting company." —Donna Seaman, Booklist

"A collection of essays from an incisive cultural observer . . . Thurman’s interests are capacious: lost language speakers, hyperpolyglots, Cleopatra, and, not least, art and artists . . . Finely crafted, graceful, captivating pieces." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374607166
ISBN-10: 0374607168
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 432
Language: English