Approaching Eye Level

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds a quintessentially ...

Approaching Eye Level

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds a quintessentially contemporary woman (urban, single, feminist) trying to observe herself and the world without sentiment, cynicism, or nostalgia. Whether walking along the streets of New York or teaching writing at a university, Gornick is a woman exploring her need for conversation and connection—with men and women, colleagues and strangers. She recalls her stint as a waitress in the Catskills and a failed friendship with an older woman and mentor, and reconsiders her experiences in the feminist movement, while living alone, and in marriage. Turning her trademark sharp eye on herself, Gornick works to see her part in things—how she has both welcomed and avoided contact, and how these attempts at connections have enlivened and, at times, defeated her. First published in 1996, Approaching Eye Level is an unrelentingly honest collection of essays that finds Gornick at her best, reminding us that we can come to know ourselves only by engaging fully with the world.

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Approaching Eye Level
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Vivian Gornick
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Picador

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds a quintessentially contemporary woman (urban, single, feminist) trying to observe herself and the world without sentiment, cynicism, or nostalgia.
The Situation and the Story
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Vivian Gornick
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-11 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or
Unfinished Business
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Vivian Gornick
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-04 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2020. One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can’t remember the time when I
Fierce Attachments
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Vivian Gornick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-14 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what
Women in Science
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Vivian Gornick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-01 - Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

“Gornick’s portraits demonstrate the driving force behind science.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Women in science stir the contemporary imagination. In their hyphenated identity is captured the pain and excitement of a culture struggling to mature.”—The Washington Post In this newly revised twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed writer and journalist Vivian Gornick interviews famous