Allan Gurganus: The Practical Heart

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book.jpgThe Practical Heart (Knopf)

Allan Gurganus talks intimately about the people who introduced him to art and literature during his childhood. A conversation about moving beyond irony and distance to a level of sincerity that demands the full involvement of the "practical heart" -- and Gurganus wants to open all four chambers of that heart.

Read an excerpt from The Practical Heart.