Weschler, Lawrence

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WESCHLER, Lawrence

WESCHLER, Lawrence. American, b. 1952. Genres: Biography, Art/Art history, Humanities, International relations/Current affairs, Writing/ Journalism, Politics/Government. Career: University of California, Los Angeles, editor and interviewer in Oral History Program, 1974-78; free-lance writer, 1978-80; New Yorker, New York City, staff writer, 1981-. University of California, Santa Cruz, Regents Lecturer, 1989, Bard Center Fellow, 1992; University of California, Los Angeles, director of Ernst Toch Archive; New York Institute for the Humanities, 1990-. Teacher at Princeton, Columbia and Sarah Lawrence. Publications: Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin, 1982; The Passion of Poland, 1984; David Hockney's Camera Works, 1986; (co-trans.) Hanna Krall, Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation with Marek Edelmen, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1986. Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bills, and Other True Life Tales, 1988; A Miracle, a Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers, 1990; Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, 1995; Calamaties of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas, 1998; A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces, 1998; Boggs: A Comedy of Values, 1999. Address: c/o The New Yorker, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.