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Recent Publication Information for Nicholas Delbanco
The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts
The Art of Youth is a moving inquiry into the nature of artistic prodigies who did their major work at an early age. Renowned novelist Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of indelible portraits: the American writer Stephen Crane (immortalized by The Red Badge of Courage); British artist Dora Carrington (called “the most neglected serious painter of her time”); and the legendary composer George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess).
All three lived colorful, productive lives before dying early, at an average age of thirty-five. In this learned and elegant book, Delbanco discovers what it is we mourn in authors who pass away so young, and muses on his own life—one marked by both early success and longevity.
All recent publications by Nicholas Delbanco
All publications by Nicholas Delbanco
The Years (Amazon Books, 2015); Dear Wizard: The Letters of Nicholas Delbanco and Jon Manchip White (University of Michigan Press 2014); The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts (New Harvest Books, 2013); Lastingness: The Art of Old Age (Grand Central Publishing, 2011); The Count of Concord (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008); Spring and Fall (Warner Books, 2006); Anywhere Out of the World (Columbia University Press, 2005); The Vagabonds (Warner Books, 2004). The Countess of Stanlein Restored, (Verso Books, 2001); What Remains, (Warner Books, 2000); The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life (Columbia University Press, 2000); Old Scores (Warner Books, 1997); In the Name of Mercy (Warner Books, 1995); The Writer’s Trade & Other Stories (William Morrow & Co., 1990); Running in Place: Scenes from the South of France (The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989); The Beaux Arts Trio: A Portrait (William Morrow & Co., 1985); About My Table and Other Stories (1983) Group Portrait: Conrad, Crane, Ford, James, and Wells (1982); Stillness (1980); Sherbookes (1978); Possession (1977); Small Rain (1975); Fathering (1973); In The Middle Distance (1971); News (1970); Consider Sappho Burning (1969); Grasse, 3/23/66 (J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1968); The Martlet’s Tale (1966).