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The Strange Necessity

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'The Strange Necessity',one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors West's quest to understand why art matters and how aesthetics of every caliber can not only inspire but reveal the author's inner world. Whether juxtaposing Ulysses's prose with Pavlov's research, or comparing Sinclair Lewis with actress and pianist Yvonne Printemps, West finds that a satisfying emotion overrides an artistic work's form. Her intricately crafted essays reveal her experience in the literary circles of the twenties and thirties and the important role this question played in her own writing. West's keenly observed criticism offers invaluable insight not only into her work but into her impressions of early twentieth century literature.

Book is in fair condition. Pages are very worn at the edges but still entirely intact. Dust cover is absent. Cover is also very worn and faded, predominantly from sunlight.

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Author(s):
West, Rebecca
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
5.5" x 8"
Edition:
1st edition 1928
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
The Strange Necessity

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'The Strange Necessity',one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors West's quest to understand why art matters and how aesthetics of every caliber can not only inspire but reveal the author's inner world. Whether juxtaposing Ulysses's prose with Pavlov's research, or comparing Sinclair Lewis with actress and pianist Yvonne Printemps, West finds that a satisfying emotion overrides an artistic work's form. Her intricately crafted essays reveal her experience in the literary circles of the twenties and thirties and the important role this question played in her own writing. West's keenly observed criticism offers invaluable insight not only into her work but into her impressions of early twentieth century literature.

Book is in fair condition. Pages are very worn at the edges but still entirely intact. Dust cover is absent. Cover is also very worn and faded, predominantly from sunlight.

Author(s):
West, Rebecca
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
5.5" x 8"
Edition:
1st edition 1928
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
The Strange Necessity

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