Get a FREE Books of the Moment  sampler!
Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List
Best Seller
Portrait of My Body by Phillip Lopate

Portrait of My Body

  • Paperback $19.00

    Sep 15, 1997 | 336 Pages

Product Details

Praise

“So immensely pleasurable to read–like time spent with a wonderfully intelligent and learned, witty, observant and very open friend. Sometimes you want to argue, but more often to say, ‘Oh, right.’ I was alternately moved and amused, entertained and enlightened.”–Alice Adams

Critical Acclaim for Phillip Lopate:

“Lopate more than fulfills his authorial obligation to be engaging as well as honest. His is the work of a fascinatingly complex individual, clearheaded and intermittently cantankerous, calmly articulate, hungry for truth, and above all, appealingly forthright.”–Philadelphia Inquirer

“Lopate has the true essayist’s gift of living on the page .”–The New York Times

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: THE SKEPTIC’S PROMENADE

The Moody Traveler
Portrait of My Body
The Dead Father: A Remembrance of Donald Barthelme
Confessions of a Shusher
The Movies and Spiritual Life
Resistance to the Holocaust

PARTTWO: THE INESCAPABLE EGO

On Leaving Bachelorhood
Detachment and Passion
Terror of Mentors
The Story of My Father
The Invisible Woman
Memories of Greenwich Village: A Meander
Delivering Lily

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top