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Philip Lopate

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Phillip Lopate is an acclaimed novelist, essayist, critic, poet, and editor. He is the author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan (2004), as well as the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body, and Totally, Tenderly, Tragically. He is the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, and the Library of America's Writing New York. Two Marriages is his first book-length fiction since The Rug Merchant (1987). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Two Marriages

Written by Philip Lopate

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $24.95

“THE STOIC’S MARRIAGE” IS THE DIARY OF WELL-OFF, idle Gordon, a lifelong student of philosophy who declares, “I have always regarded myself as having a stunted capacity for happiness.” All that changes when the enchanting Rita enters his life as a nurse’s aid sent to care for his dying mother. The... Read more >
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