Art on the Line

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ISBN 978-1-880684-77-1
Publication Date
May 2001
Page Count
380 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Art on the Line

Art on the Line is a collection of essays by writers and artists speaking about where their social commitment and their art intersect. That is, these essays illuminate the aesthetics of "engaged literature," and include work by writers from the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa who believe art can move people to action.

Art on the Line provides the aesthetic understanding to fully appreciate the kind of work Curbstone publishes in general and will stimulate thought and discussion about the enjoyment and function of literature from the point of view that has its roots in the work of Bertolt Brecht, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison.

About the Author

Jack Hirschman was born in New York City in 1933 and has lived since 1973 in San Francisco. He has published more than 25 translations of poetry from eight languages. Among his many volumes of poetry are A Correspondence of Americans, Lyripol, The Bottom Line, and Endless Threshold.


"...the ideas expressed throughout this essay certainly ring true in America today." -- The Café Review