Create Dangerously The Immigrant Artist at Work

ISBN-10: 0307946436

ISBN-13: 9780307946430

Edition: 2011

Authors: Edwidge Danticat
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Description: ANew York TimesNotable BookAMiami HeraldBest Book of the YearIn this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Walk Straight
I Am Not a Journalist
Daughters of Memory
I Speak Out
The Other Side of the Water
Bicentennial
Another Country
Flying Home
Welcoming Ghosts
Acheiropoietos
Our Guernica
Postscript
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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