Lee Siegel


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in Bronx, New York, The United States
December 05, 1957

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Lee Siegel is a New York writer and cultural critic who has written for Harper's, The New Republic, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications. Siegel is a senior editor at The New Republic and lives in New York City with his wife and son.

In September 2006, Siegel was temporarily suspended from The New Republic, after an internal investigation determined he was participating in misleading comments in the magazine's "Talkback" section, in response to anonymous attackers on his blog at The New Republic's website. The comments were made through the device of a "sock puppet" dubbed "sprezzatura", who, as one reader noted, was a consistently vigorous defender of Siegel, and who specifically
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Against the Machine: Being ...

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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of...

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Harvard is Burning

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The Draw: A Memoir

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Falling Upwards: Essays in ...

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Not Remotely Controlled: No...

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Are You Serious?: How to Be...

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Voce está falando sério?

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“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
Lee Siegel, Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India

“They were learning how to perform their privacy.”
Lee Siegel, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob

“Literary art's sudden, startling truth and beauty make us feel, in the most solitary part of us, that we are not alone, and that there are meanings that cannot be bought, sold or traded, that do not decay and die. This socially and economically worthless experience is called transcendence, and you cannot assign a paper, or a grade, or an academic rank, on that. Literature is too sacred to be taught. It needs only to be read.”
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