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Screen Tests

Stories and Other Writing

by Kate Zambreno

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A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer, on fame and failure, aging and art, from the acclaimed author of Heroines, Green Girl, and O Fallen Angel.

In the first half of Kate Zambreno's astoundingly original collection Screen Tests the narrator regales us with incisive and witty swatches from a life lived inside a brilliant mind, meditating on aging and vanity, fame and failure, writing and writers, along with portraits of everyone from Susan Sontag to Amal Clooney, Maurice Blanchot to Louise Brooks. The series of essays that follow, on figures central to Zambreno's thinking, including Kathy Acker, David Wojnarowicz, and Barbara Loden, are manifestoes about art, that ingeniously intersect and chime with the stories that came before them.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins
Imprint:
Harper Perennial
Publication Date:
2019

Format

  • Adobe EPUB eBook 5.3 KB

Kate Zambreno (Author)

Kate Zambreno is a novelist and cultural critic. She is also the author of two novels, a collection of talks, and two other books of nonfiction. She lives in New York and teaches writing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.

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