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 --… 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 --… 2004-07-06 Nonfiction
Book Review

Vermeer In Bosnia (2004)

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Details Release Date: Jul 06, 2004; Writer: Lawrence Weschler; Genre: Nonfiction

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.

Originally posted Jul 09, 2004 Published in issue #773 Jul 09, 2004 Order article reprints
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