Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays

By | November 10, 2019
Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays Author Durga Chew-Bose
ISBN-10 0374535957
ISBN-13 9780374535957
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher FSG Originals
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From Durga Chew Bose one of our most gifted insightful essayists and critics Nylon comes a warmly considered meld of criticism and memoir New Yorker a lyrical and piercingly insightful debut collection of essays about identity and culture Too Much and Not the Mood is a beautiful and surprising exploration of what it means to be a first generation creative young woman working today On April 11 1931 Virginia Woolf ended her entry in A Writers Diary with the words too much and not the mood to describe her frustration with placating her readers what she described as the cramming in and the cutting out She wondered if she had anything at all that was truly worth saying The attitude of that sentiment inspired Durga Chew Bose to gather own writing in this lyrical collection of poetic essays that examine personhood and artistic growth Drawing inspiration from a diverse group of incisive and inquiring female authors Chew Bose captures the inner restlessness that keeps her always on the brink of creative expression

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