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Nobody's Looking at You

Nobody’s Looking at You: Essays

Janet Malcolm

Nobody’s Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled pieces of narrative non-fiction, mainly from the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, by a master of the form.

The title of this wonderfully eclectic collection comes from its profile of the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, from one of her mother’s favourite reproofs. But in every piece in this volume, Malcolm looks closely and with impunity at a broad range of subjects, from the brilliant TV commentator Rachel Maddow to the stiletto-heel-wearing pianist Yuja Wang, from the ‘big-league game’ of Supreme Court confirmation hearings to the battleground of Tolstoy translation.

Janet Malcolm
About the Author

Janet Malcolm is the prize-winning author of many books, including Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial, Two Lives: Gertrude and Aliceand Burdock, a volume of her photography. Malcolm writes frequently for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. She splits her time between New York City and Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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19 February 2019
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Praise for Janet Malcolm
andNobody’s Looking at You

‘Malcolm’s work inspires the best kind of disquiet in a reader—the obligation to think.’

‘A legendary journalist.’

‘She is among the most intellectually provocative of authors, able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight.’

‘Janet Malcolm…remains a ruthless, dazzling journalist.’

‘With no weak selections and several strikingly prescient ones, this collection shows its author as a master of narrative nonfiction.’ (starred review)

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    ISBN: 9781925774498
    19 February 2019
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