Nobody's Looking at You: Essays




      Nobody's Looking at You: Essays
Malcolm is always worth reading it can be instructive to see how much satisfying craft she brings to even the most trivial article Phillip Lopate, TLSA New York Times Book Review Editors Choice One of BBC Culture, Lit Hub, O, the Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times s Books to Read this February Janet Malcolm s previous collection, Forty One False Starts Essays on Artists and Writers, was unmistakably the work of a master The New York Times Book Review Like Forty One False Starts, Nobody s Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled pieces, mainly from The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.The title piece of this wonderfully eclectic collection is a profile of the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, whose mother often said to her, Nobody s looking at you But in every piece in this volume, Malcolm looks closely and with impunity at a broad range of subjects, from Donald Trump s TV nemesis Rachel Maddow, to the stiletto heel wearing pianist Yuju Wang, to the big league game of Supreme Court confirmation hearings In an essay called Socks, the Pevears are seen as the sort of asteroid that has hit the safe world of Russian Literature in English translation, and in Dreams and Anna Karenina, the focus is Tolstoy, one of literature s greatest masters of manipulative techniques Nobody s Looking at You concludes with Pandora s Click, a brief, cautionary piece about e mail etiquette that was written in the early two thousands, and that reverberates albeit painfully to this day. Best Download Nobody's Looking at You: Essays author Janet Malcolm For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Janet Malcolm is a journalist, biographer, collagist, and staff writer at The New Yorker She is the author ofIn the Freud ArchivesandThe Crime of Sheila McGough , as well as biographies of Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, and Anton Chekhov.The Modern Library chose her controversial bookThe Journalist and the Murdererwith its infamous first line as one of the 100 best non fiction works of the 20th century.Her most recent book isForty one False Starts .

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Nobody's Looking at You: Essays
  • Janet Malcolm
  • 26 May 2018
  • 0374279497

10 thoughts on “ Nobody's Looking at You: Essays

  1. Text Publishing says:

    Malcolm as a whole sets a gold standard of performance for any journalist It s wise to expect the unexpected AustralianFew writers pay attention with the precision, acuity and patience Malcolm has exhibited during her career of telling storiesHer work was hybrid before hybrid was a thing It balances her skills as a reporter avid, nosy attention with those of a scholar writing about anything, it s clear she s read everything , a literary critic tuned to how language, written or spokMalcolm as a whole sets a gold standard of performance for any journalist It s wise to expect the unexpected AustralianFew writers pay attention with the precision, acuity and patience Malcolm has exhibited during her career of telling storiesHer work was hybrid before hybrid was a thing It balances her skills as a reporter avid, nosy attention with those of a scholar writing about anything, it s clear she s read everything , a literary critic tuned to how language, written or spoken, foregrounds its maker s gifts and faults and, above all, a storyteller She is uncommonly concerned with finding a form that delivers the force of the story she is telling New York TimesIf Malcolm s stories were items of clothing, then you would scarcely be able to ...

  2. Kasa Cotugno says:

    Janet Malcolm has an intense curiosity which, when combined with her impressive scholarship, has resulted in essays that go above and beyond any surface treatment of a subject Also, being a lifelong New Yorker, she has had privileged access to those kind of behind the scenes situations that further illuminate the lives of those she writes about It was as fascinating to read about the confirmation of a Supreme Court Judge as it was to learn about Yuja Wang and the importance of her concert wear Janet Malcolm has an intense curiosity which, when combined with her impressive scholarship, has resulted in essays that go above and beyond any surface treatment of a subject Also, being a lifelong New Yorker, she has had privileged access to those kind of behind the scenes situations that further illuminate the lives of those she writes about It was as fascinating to read about the confirmation of a Supreme Court Judge as it was to learn about Yuja Wang and the importance ...

  3. Melissa Dee says:

    I read several of these essays when they were first published returning to them after several years was like meeting up with an old friend on the street Janet Malcom subtly illuminates the everyday Even when her subject is a celebrity, she walks with them through the mundane, and gives us a fascinating glimpse of their personalities and quirks Malcolms writing is spare and elegant, and always on point Her review of Send is an eloquent reflection on writing by a writer s writer.I m a littl I read several of these essays when they were first published returning to them after several years was like meeting up wi...

  4. Mandy says:

    This collection of reviews, essays and profiles form New Yorker contributor Janet Malcolm is a real treat Elegantly and clearly written, the articles in this collection cover a range of subjects and I found all of them interesting and thought provoking From fashion designer Eileen Fisher, of whom I had never heard but who comes alive here on the page, to Tolstoy and Malcolm writes particularly intelligently about Russian authors and from the Argosy Bookshop in New York to British author Alex This collection of reviews, essays and profiles form New Yorker contributor Janet Malcolm is a real treat Elegantly and clearly written, the articles in this collection cover a range of subjects and I found all of them interesting and thought provoking From fashion designer Eileen Fisher, of whom I had never...

  5. Anneke says:

    Book Review Nobody s Looking At You EssaysAuthor Janet MalcolmPublisher Farrar, Straus and GirouxPublication Date February 19, 2019Review Date February 13, 2019I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.From the NetGalley andblurb The title piece of this wonderfully eclectic collection is a profile of the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, whose mother often said to her, Nobody s looking at you But in every piece in this volume, Malcolm looks closely and Book Review Nobody s Looking At You EssaysAuthor Janet MalcolmPublisher Farrar, Straus and GirouxPublication Date February 19, 2019Review Date February 13, 2019I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.From the NetGalley andblur...

  6. Marilyn Boyle-Taylor says:

    Some of Malcolm s observations are interesting I just wanted to find outabout her style I have read some of her articles before and have found them up and down These areconsistent in quality but not necessarily interesting unless you have a specific interest in the work or person It s hard with essays to have the right type of writing that will bring a reader with you even if the reader isn t aware or interested in the topic So, for me these were highly anticipated but in actua Some of Malcolm s observations are interesting I just wanted to find outabout her style I have read some of her articles before and have found them up and do...

  7. Nathaniel says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I liked this book, but it was kinda hard to get through Learned it was necessary to take a break between essays it s not really possible to go straight through IMO it got worse as it went along My favorite piece in the book was the second essay, about the concert pianist Yuja Wang Probably, I ll admit, because I play piano myself One of the most interesting parts was Malcolm s discussion of Wang s clothing Malcolm tells us that Wang wears skin tight, short, strappy dresses when performi I liked this book, but it was kinda hard to get through Learned it was necessary to take a break between essays it s not really possible to go straight through IMO it got worse as it went along ...

  8. marcia says:

    The New Yorker profiles are the strongest part of the book, the piece on Yuja Wang is my favorite.

  9. Jill Blevins says:

    You know you want to read The New Yorker as soon as it lands in your hands, but somehow you never get past the first few pages Then it sits there, beckoning you with unread, beautiful places you ll go in your head, with feelings and knowledge you are doing without, and makes you feel like you should, should, should But leafing through the pages, eventually, you remember why you put it down in the first place sometimes the stories are should read but not can t stop reading These stories, You know you want to read The New Yorker as soon as it lands in your hands, but somehow you never get past the first few pages Then it sits there, beckoning you with unread, beautiful places you ll go in your head, with feelings and knowledge you are doing without, and makes you feel like you should, should, should But leafing through the pages, eventually, you remember why you put it down in the first place sometimes the stories are should read but not can t stop reading These stories, most of them, are the ones y...

  10. Beck says:

    Janet Malcolm s Nobody s Looking at You is a collection of previously published essays, from profiles to book reviews to general cultural commentary Malcolm is a fluid, beautiful writer She has a delightful way of putting things take, for example, her description of Dianne Feinstein a thirties move character in her own right, with her Mary Astor loveliness, and air of just having arrived with a lot of suitcases I love that so much.My favorite section was the profiles including one on E Janet Malcolm s Nobody s Looking at You is a collection of previously published essays, from profiles to book reviews to general cultural commentary Malcolm is a fl...

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