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Concerned heavily with the material process of creation, this collection both lingers in and constantly surpasses ekphrasis. Knapp places herself in conversation with Paul Cézanne and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, identifying impressionism and perspective to be of primary importance in her own writing. Th ...more

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Caroline Knapp was an American writer and columnist whose candid best-selling memoir Drinking: A Love Story recounted her 20-year battle with alcoholism.

From 1988-95, she was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix, where her column "Out There" often featured the fictional "Alice K." In 1994, those columns were collected in her first book, Alice K's Guide to Life: One Woman's Quest for Survival, Sanity, and the Perfect New Shoes.

Knapp won wide acclaim for Drinking: A Love Sto