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About a Mountain

 
 
 
 
About a Mountain
Author: John D'Agata
ISBN 13: 9780393339017
ISBN 10: 393339017
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2011-02-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $14.95
 
 

"Unquestionably art, a breathtaking piece of writing."—Charles Bock, The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times - Charles Bock

…an engrossing story and an often impressive piece of reporting…D'Agata's prime reason for steering us through all the glittery factoids and scholarship is to take us to the ledge of what knowledge can provide, and to document how perilous it can be to stand on that ledge. These 200 pages are nothing less than a chronicle of the compromises and lies, the back-room deals and honest best intentions that have delivered us to this precarious moment in history. The book is a shouted question about who we are and how we move forward. This is how art is made.