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Love for Sale and Other Essays

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Collection of essays on literature, art, jazz and race by Brooklyn-based author and editor.
Paperback, 193 pages
Published January 2013 by Autumn House Press
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Keith
Jul 09, 2013 Keith rated it it was amazing
I read this book with a notepad next to me record all the music, books and films that Cliff referenced that I *needed* to experience. His insights are fantastic, his prose is delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his writing and his ideas. One of the best non-fiction books I've read in years.
Karen
Apr 04, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collections on a wide range of topics, particularly musings on the arts. Thompson is a jazz and film aficionado so there are quite a few essays on his favorite musicians and recordings as well as appreciations (or disparagements) of particular filmmakers or trends in film. His honest appraisal of current authors caused me to add quite a few novels to me "to-read" list. Thompson's identity as an African American in the post-Civil Rights era is key in several pieces, as he ruminates on ...more
Mariellen Shapiro rich
Jul 06, 2013 Mariellen Shapiro rich rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful collection! Thompson is an exceptionally skilled essayist and many of the included pieces perfectly evoke times, places, and interesting people. Others are instructive...you will want to see the movies, read the books, and listen to the music Thompson describes.

A wonderful volume to read from cover to cover or to dip into as the mood strikes!
Ron Parsons
Oct 26, 2013 Ron Parsons rated it it was amazing
This is a warm, insightful, expansive and enlightening collection of essays. Spending time with this book gave me the feeling of catching up with an old friend. I highly recommend it.
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