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  • Love and the Incredibly Old Manby Lee Siegel

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” begins one chapter of critically acclaimed Lee Siegel’s new novel, Love and the Incredibly Old Man . “In the beginning” starts another. What else can a novelist do when hired as a ghostwriter by an elderly, irascible, conquistador-costumed man claiming to be the 540-year-old Juan Ponce de León?... more...

  • Who Wrote the Book of Love?by Lee Siegel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Who Wrote the Book of Love? is acclaimed novelist Lee Siegel's comedic chronicle of the sexual life of an American boy in Southern California in the 1950s. Starting at the beginning of the decade, in the year that Stalin announced that the Soviet Union had developed an atomic bomb, the book opens with a child's first memory of himself. Closing at... more...

  • Are You Serious?by Lee Siegel

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 18.77

    LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards , Not RemotelyControlled , and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism , Shop Class as Soulcraft , and How Proust Can Change Your Life ,Siegel offers a revelatory... more...

  • Against The Machineby Lee Siegel

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Against the Machine is a fascinating look at how the Internet is reshaping the way we think about ourselves and the world. Siegel explores how the internet affects culture and social life, particularly the psychological, emotional and social cost of high-tech solitude. Arguing that the internet's widespread anonymity eliminates boundaries and encourages... more...

  • Against The Machineby Lee Siegel

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Against the Machine is a fascinating look at how the Internet is reshaping the way we think about ourselves and the world. Siegel explores how the internet affects culture and social life, particularly the psychological, emotional and social cost of high-tech solitude. Arguing that the internet's widespread anonymity eliminates boundaries and encourages... more...

  • The Drawby Lee Siegel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 6.79

    A "What We're Reading This Summer" Pick by The Atlantic The Draw is a "spellbinding, coming-of-age tour de force" ( New York Times Book Review ) about a boy striving to make his way up through society and out of a family that has been emotionally and psychologically devastated by economic misfortune. Lee Siegel’s father, Monroe, a... more...

  • Falling Upwardsby Lee Siegel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 44.00

    Sex and the City, Saul Bellow, Eyes Wide Shut , Dante and the American self, Barbara Kingsolver, acting in Hollywood, Soviet painting in Soho, Angels in America , Jane Austen in the present, J.K. Rowling--nothing escapes Lee Siegel's incandescent eye. Siegel possesses an intellectual range and independent perspective unmatched by his peers, and... more...

  • Not Remotely Controlledby Lee Siegel

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 22.00

    Television has taken firm hold of American life ever since the first flickering images replaced the disembodied voices innocently crackling from the radio. Ever present and evolving, television thrives at the crossroads of commerce, art, and entertainment. In Not Remotely Controlled cultural critic Lee Siegel collects his reportage and musings on... more...

  • Gita Govindaby Jayadeva; Lee Siegel

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    Jayadeva’s Gitagovínda is a lyrical account of the illicit springtime love affair of Krishna and Radha, a god and goddess manifesting on earth as a cowherd and milkmaid for the sake of relishing the sweet miseries and rapturous delights of erotic love. The narrative framing their bucolic songs was composed under royal patronage in northeastern... more...

  • The Lost Girlby D.H. Lawrence; Lee Siegel

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    The Lost Girl , D. H. Lawrence’s forgotten novel, is a passionate tale of longing and sexual defiance, of devastation and destitution. Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper upbringing, James Houghton... more...