- Published: 07/08/2014
- ISBN: 9781847088567
- 320 pages
Forty-One False Starts
Selected essays from America’s foremost literary journalist and essayist, featuring ruminations on writers and artists as diverse as Edith Wharton, Diane Arbus and the Bloomsbury Group. This charismatic and penetrating collection includes Malcolm’s now iconic essay about the painter David Salle.
Malcolm re-emerges here as a perceptive, fascinated, acerbic commentator on art and photography... Superbly sceptical and clear-eyed
Jerome Boyd Maunsell, Books of the Year, Evening Standard
A world of bohemian sophistication is illuminated by an exacting intelligence which never lets you get too comfortable... A timeless masterpiece
Max Liu, Books of the Year, Independent
Her writing is a cool daylit room in which even broken things are perfectly arranged for contemplation
Rachel Polonsky, Books of the Year, Evening Standard
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Janet Malcolm on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 160
‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’
An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.
Art & Photography | Granta 126
The Emily Dickinson Series
The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.