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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Messud, Boland, and More

Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Claire Messud, Eavan Boland, and more—that are publishing this week.

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Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write by Claire Messud

Here’s what  about : “In this moving and evocative essay collection, novelist Messud () reflects on family, art, and why she writes. Her essays conjure up an itinerant 1970s childhood—moving from, like her father a Frenchman born in colonial Algeria; , who tries to find new ways to ‘document’ the present; and , a figurative painter ‘driven by gesture, and serendipity… and by the confluence of diverse inspirations.’ These intimate, contemplative and probing essays reveal Messud’s rich inner life and generosity of spirit.”

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