The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing (Hardcover)
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A DEFINITIVE LOOK AT ONE OF OUR MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS—INCLUDING NEW AND NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED WORK
Admired for “a voice unlike any other” (Cynthia Ozick) and a style both “wry and poignant” (The New Yorker), Lore Segal long ago established herself as a masterful literary stylist. Selecting from her essays, novels, New Yorker stories, and more, this volume is a feast for fiction and memoir lovers alike — and a glorious opportunity to savor her distinctive body of work over the course of a long career.
About the Author
LORE SEGAL is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Shakespeare's Kitchen, as well as the novels Half the Kingdom, Lucinella, Other People's Houses and Her First American. She is the recipient of the American Academy and the Institutes of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The O'Henry Prize and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic, and numerous other publications. She also writes children's books and translates from the German. Now 91-years-old, Segal lives and works in New York City.
“No one writes like Segal—her glittering intelligence, her piercing wit, and her dazzling insights into manners and mores, are a profound pleasure.” —Margot Livesey
“I always feel in her work such a sense of toughness and humor . . . Her writing is sad and funny, and that makes it more of both.” —Jennifer Egan
“If America had anything resembling a wise elder, or cared to, it would be Lore Segal.” —Shalom Auslander
“This woman is one of the best writers I’ve ever had the privilege of reading.” —Ayelet Waldman
“Lore Segal is a marvelous and fearless writer. No subject is too hard, too absurd, or too painful for her wise, peculiar, and brilliant fiction.” —Lily Tuck