Nobodys Looking at You

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Nobodys Looking at You
  • Janet Malcolm
  • 14 January 2019
  • 9780374279493

Nobodys Looking at You Malcolm Is Always Worth Reading It Can Be Instructive To See How Much Satisfying Craft She Brings To Even The Most Trivial Article Phillip Lopate, TLSA New York Times Book Review Editors Choice One Of BBC Culture, Lit Hub, O, The Oprah Magazine, And The New York Times S Books To Read This February Janet Malcolm S Previous Collection, Forty One False Starts Essays On Artists And Writers, Was Unmistakably The Work Of A Master The New York Times Book Review Like Forty One False Starts, Nobody S Looking At You Brings Together Previously Uncompiled Pieces, Mainly From The New Yorker And The New York Review Of Books.The Title Piece Of This Wonderfully Eclectic Collection Is A Profile Of The Fashion Designer Eileen Fisher, Whose Mother Often Said To Her, Nobody S Looking At You But In Every Piece In This Volume, Malcolm Looks Closely And With Impunity At A Broad Range Of Subjects, From Donald Trump S TV Nemesis Rachel Maddow, To The Stiletto Heel Wearing Pianist Yuju Wang, To The Big League Game Of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings In An Essay Called Socks, The Pevears Are Seen As The Sort Of Asteroid That Has Hit The Safe World Of Russian Literature In English Translation, And In Dreams And Anna Karenina, The Focus Is Tolstoy, One Of Literature S Greatest Masters Of Manipulative Techniques Nobody S Looking At You Concludes With Pandora S Click, A Brief, Cautionary Piece About E Mail Etiquette That Was Written In The Early Two Thousands, And That Reverberates Albeit Painfully To This Day.

10 thoughts on “Nobodys Looking at You

  1. Text Publishing says:

    Malcolm as a whole sets a gold standard of performance for any journalist It s wise to expect the unexpected Australian Few writers pay attention with the precision, acuity and patience Malcolm has exhibited during her career of telling storiesHer work was hybrid before hybrid was a thing It balances her skills as a reporter avid, nosy attention with those of a scholar writing about anything, it s clear she s read everything , a literary critic tuned to how language, written or spoken, foregrounds its maker s gifts and faults and, above all, a storyteller She is uncommonly concerned with finding a form that delivers the force of the story she is telling New York Times If Malcolm s stories were items of clothing, then you would scarcely be able to see the stitching So seamless and well structured are they that the research and hours and effort that must have occurred behind the scenes are virtually undetectable Nobody s Looking at You is an enlightening, rewarding read from one of the greats Good Reading Magazine What unites these pieces is a mood heavy, autumnal, nostalgicThere is stirring, bea...

  2. Kasa Cotugno says:

    Janet Malcolm has an intense curiosity which, when combined with her impressive scholarship, has resulted in essays that go above and beyond any surface treatment of a subject Also, being a lifelong New Yorker, she has had privileged access to those kind of behind the scenes situations that further illuminate the lives of those she writes about It was as fascinating to read about the confirmation of a Supreme Court Judge as it was to learn about Yuja Wang and the importance of her concert wear She breathes life into such material The pieces that originally appeared in the New Yorker are character studies, while those from the New York Review of Books are reviews, but reviews that examine much than content For example, in several pieces she examines the sexism quotient in such divergent works as a scathing biography of Ted Hughes ...

  3. Melissa Dee says:

    I read several of these essays when they were first published returning to them after several years was like meeting up with an old friend on the street Janet Malcom subtly illuminates the everyday Even when her subject is a celebrity, she walks with them through the mundane, and gives us a fascinating glimpse of their personalities and quirks Malcolms writing is spare and elegant, and always o...

  4. Mandy says:

    This collection of reviews, essays and profiles form New Yorker contributor Janet Malcolm is a real treat Elegantly and clearly written, the articles in this collection cover a range of subjects and I found all of them interesting and thought provoking From fashion designer Eileen Fisher, of whom I had never heard but who comes alive here on the page, to Tolstoy and Malcolm writes particularly intelligently ab...

  5. Anneke says:

    Book Review Nobody s Looking At You EssaysAuthor Janet MalcolmPublisher Farrar, Straus and GirouxPublication Date February 19, 2019Review Date February 13, 2019I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.From the NetGalley and blurb The title piece of this wonderfully eclectic collection is a profile of the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, whose mother often said to her, Nobody s looking at you But in every piece in this volume, Malcolm looks closely and with impunity at a broad range of subjects, from Donald Trump s TV nemesis Rachel Maddow, to the stiletto heel wearing pianist Yuju Wang, to the big league game of Supreme Court confirmation hearings In an essay called Socks, the Pevears are seen as the sort of asteroid that has hit the safe world of Russian Literature in English translation, and in Dreams and Anna Karenina, the focus is Tolstoy, one of literature s greatest masters of manipulative techniques Nobody s Looking at You concludes with Pandora s Click,...

  6. marcia says:

    The New Yorker profiles is the strongest part of the book, the piece on Yuja Wang is my favorite.

  7. Nathaniel says:

    I liked this book, but it was kinda hard to get through Learned it was necessary to take a break between essays it s not really possible to go straight through IMO it got worse as it went along My favorite piece in the book was the second essay, about the concert pianist Yuja Wang Probably, I ll admit, because I play piano myself One of the most interesting parts was Malcolm s discussion of Wang s clothing Malcolm tells us that Wang wears skin tight, short, strappy dresses when performing, accompanied by stiletto heels There s an excellent discussion of the effect on pp 40 41, including a quote from one reviewer It turns a recital into a performance Zachary Woolfe, New York Times , quoted in Malcom, Nobody s Looking At You I don t have anything to add to the discussion, really, except to say that fashion is absolutely Art and ought to be treated as such Also, the picture of Wang on the book s cover is spectacular The Wang piece is sandwiched between similar enigmatic commentary profile etc essays, on Eileen Fisher the namesake founder and the company and the Argosy bookshop, in New York City The Argosy piece has a section that exemplifies what I love about this style, although I m not sure why I do Malcolm devotes two and a half pages to a son Zack of Naomi, one of the three sisters and co owners of the Argosy The section in...

  8. Jill Blevins says:

    You know you want to read The New Yorker as soon as it lands in your hands, but somehow you never get past the first few pages Then it sits there, beckoning you with unread, beautiful places you ll go in your head, with feelings and knowledge you are doing without, and makes you feel like you should, should, should But leafing through the pages, eventually, you remember why you put it down in the first place sometimes the stories are should read but not can t stop reading These stories, most of them, are the ones you can t stop reading You look through the table of contents and see stories about pianists, book stores, MSNBC hosts and you think, hmm, not so interesting You start reading, looking for a reason to stop An hour goes by, you finish reading not only that story but the one after, and the one after These are the kinds of stories that take you to places you never thought you d want to visit, to learn about people you would normally get up and walk out of the room if your relatives were having a conversation about them, and yet you fill your head with the delight of something unexpe...

  9. Beck says:

    Janet Malcolm s Nobody s Looking at You is a collection of previously published essays, from profiles to book reviews to general cultural commentary Malcolm is a fluid, beautiful writer She has a delightful way of putting things take, for example, her description of Dianne Feinstein a thirties move character in her own right, with her Mary Astor loveliness, and air of just having arrived with a lot of suitcases I love that so much.My favorite section was the profiles including one on Eileen Fisher her description of the company s insular corporate speak is hilarious and another on Rachel Maddow The most fascinating to me, though, was the profile of Yuja Wang, an amazingly talented pianist I d never heard of before That s her on the cover of the book, which is actually what drew me to it Malcolm s essay on Supreme Court justice nomination hearings was excellent, but it was published in 2006 I would ve liked a coda discussing everyone s least favorite beer loving justice, just to hear Malcolm s thoughts on that whole horrible debacle Her book reviews were great as well I particularly liked the one discussing the translators Pevear and Volokhonsky, who have translated a lot of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky I previously enjoyed their work but am now very curious to read the translations that Malcolm prefers, by Garnett She was very convincing in re...

  10. Ana María says:

    Standard readings of the novel attribute Anna s descent into madness to the loss of her son and to her ostracism by society But in fact, as Tolstoy unambiguously tells us, the situation is of her own making She did not lose her son she abandoned him when she left for Italy with Vronsky after her recovery from the puerperal fever that propelled Karenin into his blissful spirituality Under its influence, he was willing to give up his son and give Anna a divorce that would permit her to marry Vronsky and rejoin respectable society as, even in those days, divorced ...