David Lazar - I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

In his third book of essays, David Lazar blends personal meditations on sex and death with considerations of popular music and coping with anxiety through singing, bowling, and other distractions. He sets his work apart as both in the essay and of the essay by throwing himself into the form's past--interviewing or speaking to past masters and turning over rocks to find lost gems of the essay form.

I'll Be Your Mirror further expands the dimensions of contemporary nonfiction writing by concluding with a series of aphorisms. Surreal, comical, and urban moments of being, they are part Cioran, part Kafka, and part Lenny Bruce. These are accompanied by Heather Frise's illustrations, whose looking-glass visions of motherhood--funny and grotesque--meet the vision of the aphorist in this most unusual nonfiction book.


David Lazar is a professor of creative writing and English at Columbia College Chicago. He is the editor of the journal Hotel Amerika and the author of several books, including Who's Afraid of Helen of Troy: An Essay on Love and Occasional Desire: Essays (Nebraska, 2013). He currently co-edits the Ohio State University Press series 21st Century Essays. He graduated in 1989 with the first PhD in Non-Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program.

I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781496202062
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2017