Essays

Celeste Holm Syndrome by David Lazar

Celeste Holm Syndrome (2020)“A great book about character actors would be enough, but Lazar’s imaginative and ingratiatingly erudite series of meditations is much more. ” —Molly Haskell

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I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays & Aphorisms (2017)“David Lazar is a writer’s writer’s writer.”—M. F. K. Fisher

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Occasional Desire (2013)“His puckish wit and exacting standards raise the bar for all contemporary literary nonfiction.”—Phillip Lopate

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The Body of Brooklyn (2003)“David Lazar is a writer’s writer’s writer.”—M. F. K. Fisher

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Prose Poems

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Who’s Afraid of Helen of Troy (2016, Etruscan Press)“Buckle your seatbelt and tuck in your toga. Get a good grip on your martini. These are vibrant poems of love . . . and ageless longing; poems of catharsis, razzmatazz, and chutzpah.” –Amy Gerstler

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Powder Town (2008)“David Lazar…wakes the world to the thriving art of the prose poem.”—Ray Gonzalez

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Anthologies

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Don't Look Now (2020)“These gorgeous essays perform acts of homage, bravery, and forgiveness...” — Lia Purpura

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After Montaigne

After Montaigne (2014, University of Georgia Press)“A fascinating collection of essays that carries forward the omnidirectional momentum of the master.”–Ian Frazier

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Essaying the Essay (2013)

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Truth in Nonfiction (2008)“This collection is an absolutely necessary addition to the subject—and it’s absolutely necessary right now”–Lia Purpura

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Interviews

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Michael Powell: Interviews (2003)

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Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher (1992)

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