Scribble, Scribble, Scribble : Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother
The "New York Times" has hailed renowned historian and social commentator Simon Schama as a writer who "entwine[s] past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole." His deeply thoughtful and vastly knowledgeable books such as "The Power of Art," "The American Future," and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist "Rough Crossings" have won acclaim for their intellectually rich and entertaining studies of the individuals and influences that have shaped the human condition, from the French Revolution to the political past and future of America, from the power of art to the role of nature in Western civilization. Now, in this passionate and provocative collection, this brilliant observer brings his keen critical sensibility to a wide range of topics, both broad and intimate. Captivating and informative, "Scribble, Scribble, Scribble" offers a lighter, playful Simon Schama on a diverse range of subjects, from food and family to Winston Churchill, from Martin Scorsese and Richard Avedon to Rubens and Rembrandt, from his travels in Brazil and Amsterdam to New Orleans and Katrina. This selection of essays--originally published in magazines and newspapers including the "New Yorker," "Vogue," the "New York Review of Books," and the "Guardian"--is a treasure trove of surprises that highlight Schama's sense of humor, curiosity, and idiosyncrasies. Never predictable, always stimulating, "Scribble, Scribble, Scribble" allows us to view the world, in all its diversity, through the eyes of one of its most intelligent, witty, and original inhabitants.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 160.02 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 635.03g
- 12 Apr 2011
- New York, NY, United States
"His eloquence is on magnificent display in this new book: a delightful collection of journalistic essays."--The Independent on Sunday