Brief Nudity

Brief NudityReading Brief Nudity By Thomas Farber Set In Thomas Farber S Berkeley Cottage, Brief Nudity S Nonfiction Narratives Move Across Three Decades, Appraising The Meaning Of Both Home And The Impulse To Put One S House In Order Taking The Measure Of Aging, Desire, And Memory In An Inevitably Finite Life For And By Art, Brief Nudity Also Illuminates The Very Human Effort To Devine Or Deny One S True Story. To write with clarity in an often blurry world is a challenge The writer must find space, quiet, respite It helps to cultivate a writing space I first visited Tom Farber s humble cottage in Berkeley when the UC professor was tutoring me in essay writing I was a rambling college senior passing through Berkeley rather than studying there and I recall being instantly struck by the crisp simplicity of his cottage mostly barren white walls, a few black and white photos by water photographer Wayne Levin, a couple chairs, a bed, a room full of books, a desk So this is how he cranked out all those books with crystalline prose Very Zen, I said Zen Tom rebutted, This is Greek Specificity always Farber will never let a platitude slide in conversation, much less in his books He will search for the exact right words until they are found This, along with storytelling, seems to be Farber s greatest gift, one that is on display perhaps than ever in his new memoir, Brief Nudity, a sort of homage not just to his cottage and to the thinking, recording, searching, that has transpired inside its walls, but also to the west.I read it as a love letter to the quiet joy Farber has created in Berkeley and the friends he has made, a letter that unpacks his relationship to home, writing, himself, and the wacky beauty of California with honesty and wit One of my favorite passages begins to investigate why he came to Ca

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Brief Nudity
  • Thomas Farber
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 9780979528521