Phillip lopate’s latest book is a mother’s tale he has written extensively on the movies for the criterion collection, film comment, cineaste, and the new york times and is a professor at columbia university. I interviewed phillip lopate at his brooklyn home, which he mentions in “brooklyn the unknowable,” one of the essays in his new collection, portrait inside my headthere, he describes his reluctance to leave manhattan for brooklyn: “brooklyn was the primeval ooze out of which i had crawled in order to make something of myself. A long-awaited new book on personal writing from phillip lopate—celebrated essayist, the director of columbia university’s nonfiction program, and editor of the art of the personal essay distinguished author phillip lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology the art of the personal essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (dallas morning news.
“in defense of the essay collection,” river teeth, vol 12, no 1, 2010 “the life of the mind,” the hopkins review, spring 2010 foreword, writers and their notebooks, edited by diana m raab, the university of south carolina press, 2010. The art of the personal essay: an anthology from the classical era to the present is an extensive collection of essays compiled by phillip lopate, an english professor at hofstra university in new. In his introduction to the art of the personal essay: an anthology from the classical era to the present, phillip lopate attempts to define the form while using the form. Phillip lopate is the author of three personal essay collections, two novels, two poetry collections, a memoir of his teaching experiences, and a collection of his movie criticism.
At once intimate and objective, lopate's (bachelorhood, 1981, etc) further personal essays meander through the latest stages of his life, continuing their sophisticated, witty explorations of it. Phillip lopate (born 1943) is an american poet, film critic, essayist, fiction writer, and academic lopate was born in brooklyn, new york he is the younger brother of radio host leonard lopate. Phillip lopate has 60 books on goodreads with 20721 ratings phillip lopate’s most popular book is the art of the personal essay: an anthology from the c. Although he is now a leading american essayist and the editor of many important essay anthologies, including the art of the personal essay, phillip lopate actually started out writing poetry. With an introduction by phillip lopate “i kept my father’s tastes very much in mind during the difficult but joyful process of selecting essays for this book this collection reflects my father, and, of course, other fathers as well insightful clarity is on full display in every father's daughter.
The first essay, ''samson and delilah and the kids,'' in phillip lopate's new collection is a long meditation on the mistrust of women, which in his case is sometimes embarrassingly direct, pure. Lopate introduction in defense of the miscellaneous essay collection reader, you have in your hands a motley collection of essays, personal and critical. Phillip lopate's new collection of essays is refreshingly, delightfully, and justifiably acerbic, a miscellany that consistently delivers thoughtful and touching insights that sway from sadness to hilarity, to tenderness, grumpiness, exasperation, etcetera.
Phillip lopate, considered by many to be one of the most important essayists of our time, discusses the controversies surrounding creative nonfiction, his own essay-writing process, and the ultimate quality he looks for in nonfiction—an interesting mind at work on the page. A wonderful collection of personal essays from phillip lopate, considered a master of the genre very engaging stories written in a very accessible style that belies the craft behind them the relating of his experience producing uncle vanya with young schoolchildren completely fascinated me. The art of the personal essay is the first anthology to celebrate this lively, fertile genre distinguished from the formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its drive toward candor and confession, and its often quirky first-person voice, the personal essay offers above all a feast of individuality.
Get this from a library portrait inside my head : essays [phillip lopate] -- presents a collection of essays on a life well lived, sharing provocative observations on topics ranging from the challenges of a brooklyn childhood and the pleasures of baseball to movies and. The following is a transcript of an interview with phillip lopate conducted by sandy mcintosh in the fall of 2009 sandy mcintosh : most people associate you with your personal essays, some with your novels, as well, and others with your non-fiction. The ordering mirror: readers and contexts by phillip lopate, philip lopate in 1977, bennington college alumna edith barbour andrews established the ben belitt lectureships in gratitude to her teacher ben belitt and dedicated the publication of the lectures (in the form of chapbooks) to the memory of william troy, another of her beloved teachers. Amazoncomau books.
In issue 121 of river teeth: a journal of nonfiction narrative, phillip lopate's essay in defense of the essay collection begins: in these uncertain times for the book trade,when the very future of the printed word seems in question, the one thing certain is that no one wants to publish a. (each week i read four essays from philip lopate's anthology the art of the personal essay, and write about the one i find the most compelling) i can't resist the symmetry of closing out my essay mondays series (for a while at least) with an essay by the editor of the entire collection, phillip lopate. The latest issue of river teeth has a fine essay from philip lopate on the health of the essay collection in the current book market lopate’s essay, titled “in defense of the essay collection,” is not available online, so you’ll have to get yourself to a library or order a copy, but it’s well worth the effort. In addition, there is a phillip lopate reader, getting personal: selected writings (basic books, 2003) his two most recent publications are portrait inside my head (personal essays) and to show and to tell: the craft of literary nonfiction, which were both released in march 2013 from the free press/simon & schuster.