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Genetically, I have tons of musical background in my life. My mother's father was a famous Weimar-era composer, Ernst Toch. My father's mother was the head of the Vienna Conservatory's piano department. It all canceled out in my case. I'm completely hopeless in music. ---->>>

I kind of write about visual art the way Roger Angell writes about baseball, which is to say, you're writing about life: it's a somewhat focused, limited terrain in which you write about everything. ---->>>

I am able to write musically about the visual. I can pick up tones, I can pick up themes. And I find visual art is a wonderful launching-off place. ---->>>

I tend to write about people on the edge who are pushing things out from the edge but who are not necessarily big-ticket items. ---->>>

When you're a kid, your first five or six years, you converge all the time. School is about training that out of you, especially universities. ---->>>


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Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Author

Lawrence Weschler (born 1952) is an author of works of creative nonfiction. A graduate of Cowell College of the University of California, Santa Cruz (1974), Weschler was for over twenty years (1981–2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies (wikipedia)