How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken

Essays

by Daniel Mendelsohn

How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken

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How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken
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Essays
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A volume of critical interpretations of significant modern films features the writer's scholarly and cultural observations about such works as Brokeback Mountain, World Trade Center, and Troy, accompanied by his insights into the theater and literature, from Euripides to Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex. By the author of The Lost. 25,000 first printing.

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Daniel Mendelsohn writes about books, movies and the stage for The New York Review of Books, where his essays on theater earned him the George Jean Nathan Award for distinguished drama criticism. Matt Mendelsohn hide caption

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