Clement Greenberg was the most influential art critic of the postwar period. He was the author of numerous books, including studies of Joan Miro and Hans Hoffman, and his essays appeared in art magazines as well as such publications as the Partisan Review, Commentary, and The Nation.
Janice Van Horne has been the executor of the Clement Greenberg Estate since his death in 1994. She edited two books assembled from Clement Greenberg’s archive at the Getty Research Library, The Harold Letters and Homemade Esthetics, designated a New York Times Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.
An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.