Table of contents for Twenty-eight artists and two saints : essays / Joan Acocella.


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Introduction

A Fire in the Brain / Lucia Joyce

Blocked / Writer’s Block

True Confessions / Italo Svevo

Quicksand / Stefan Zweig

The Frog and the Crocodile / Simone de Beauvoir

Becoming the Emperor / Marguerite Yourcenar

A Hard Case / Primo Levi

European Dreams / Joseph Roth

The Neapolitan Finger / Andrea de Jorio

The Saintly Sinner / Mary Magdalene

After the Ball Was Over / Vaslav Nijinsky

Heroes and Hero Worship / Lincoln Kirstein

“Sweet as a Fig” / Frederick Ashton

American Dancer / Jerome Robbins

Second Act / Suzanne Farrell

The Soloist / Mikhail Baryshnikov

The Flame / Martha Graham

Dancing and the Dark / Bob Fosse

The Bottom Line / Twyla Tharp

On the Contrary / H. L. Mencken

After the Laughs / Dorothy Parker

Feasting on Life / M. F. K. Fisher

Finding Augie March / Saul Bellow

Piecework / Sybille Bedford

The Spider’s Web / Louise Bourgeois

Assassination on a Small Scale / Penelope Fitzgerald

The Hunger Artist / Susan Sontag

Counterlives / Philip Roth

Perfectly Frank / Frank O’Hara

Devil’s Work / Hilary Mantel

Burned Again / Joan of Arc

Acknowledgments


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Artists -- Psychology.
Suffering.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.