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Vermeer In Bosnia: Cultural Comedies and Political Tragedies Weschler, who pulled back the curtain on ''Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder'' in 1995, has an unbeatable eye -- and heart and writerly panache -- for...Vermeer In Bosnia: Cultural Comedies and Political TragediesNonfiction Weschler, who pulled back the curtain on ''Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder'' in 1995, has an unbeatable eye -- and heart and writerly panache -- for...2004-07-09
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Vermeer In Bosnia: Cultural Comedies and Political Tragedies

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Lawrence Weschler

Weschler, who pulled back the curtain on ”Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder” in 1995, has an unbeatable eye – and heart and writerly panache – for human oddity and invention. Much of the nonfiction in this absorbing miscellany first appeared in The New Yorker, including a triptych from his years reporting on Yugoslavia, a prescient 1994 portrait of Roman Polanski pre – ”The Pianist,” and a quietly brilliant 1984 appreciation of David Hockney. Weschler writes from an ”I” so sparkly that even a piece about his adored daughter escapes the traps of ego.

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