Fiction Books:

Missing a Beat

The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Missing a Beat by Mark Cohen
39% off
$41.99 was $68.99
or 4 payments of $10.50 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 19-25 October using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • Around 22-29 October using standard courier delivery

Description

In 1961, Beat writer Seymour Krim set Greenwich Village on its ear with a slim volume of essays that featured an unleashed voice, a brash title, and a foreword by Norman Mailer. James Baldwin called ""Views of a Nearsighted Cannoneer"" an 'extraordinary volume'. Saul Bellow published an excerpt in his journal ""The Noble Savage"", and Mailer saluted Krim's jazzy prose with its 'shifts and shatterings of mood'. Despite such praise and critical attention, Krim's work is excluded from most Beat anthologies and is little known outside literary circles. With ""Missing a Beat"", a collection of eighteen essays by Krim published between 1957 and 1989, Cohen reintroduces this influential writer to a new generation of readers. In the ""Village Voice"", ""New York Magazine"", ""New York Times"", and elsewhere, Krim pioneered a new style of subjective and personal reporting to write about the postwar American scene from a Jewish angle. Aggressively unacademic, Krim's journalism displays the 'rapid, nervous, breathless tempo' that Irving Howe called a hallmark of Jewish literature. Krim outlived his early literary fame, but he produced an impressive body of work and was a tremendous prose stylist. ""Missing a Beat"" resurrects an American original, finding Krim a new literary home among such celebrated writers as Noman Mailer, David Mamet and Saul Bellow.

Author Biography

Mark Cohen is a cultural critic and lecturer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of numerous articles on Jewish American literature and popular culture and of the book Last Century of a Sephardic Community: The Jews of Monastir, 1839aEURO""1943.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Syracuse University Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
170x229x13
ISBN-13
9780815609483
Product ID
4048898

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...