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Tillman, Lynne

Works: 99 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 4,916 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Psychological fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.I42, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Lynne Tillman
Jessica Stockholder by Barry Schwabsky ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews by, essays about NY-based Canadian artist
Someday this will be funny by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The stories in Someday This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page."--Page 4 of cover
No lease on life by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-four hours in the life of an angry young woman in New York, forced to put up with street gangs, beggars, junkies and people who occupy two seats on the subway. By the end of the day she is venting her frustration by throwing eggs from the fire escape. By the author of Motion Sickness
Bookstore : the life and times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co. by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For twenty years New York City's Books & Co. was one of the premier independent bookstores in the country."--BOOK JACKET. "Bookstore is the story of this legendary institution and its determined founder, Jeannette Watson. With the help of the voices of such writers (and store habitues) as Roy Blount Jr., Brendan Gill, Calvin Trillin, Susan Cheever, Susan Sontag, Fran Lebowitz, and many more, Bookstore describes the inner workings of a great store and goes beyond the store's walls to explore the state of publishing and bookselling in a time when the very landscape of the written word has shifted radically."--BOOK JACKET
Cast in doubt by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While the tumultuous 1970s rock the world around them, a collection of aging expatriates linger in a quiet town on the island of Crete, where they have escaped their pasts and their present. Among them is Horace, a gay American writer who fears he has finally reached old age. Friends only frustrate him, and his youthful Greek lover provides little satisfaction. Idling his time away with alcohol and working on a novel that he will never finish, Horace feels closer than ever to his own sorry end. That is, until a young, enigmatic American woman named Helen joins his crowd of outsiders. In Helen
American genius : a comedy by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Genius, A Comedy contains intricate sentences, which include the alternative or opposite possibilities raised by every topic and event, and porvide bewitching experiences of the ambiguities of experience, always as clear as crystal, even as they shatter the crystal into luminous shards
This is not it : stories by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Booklist says, "Tillman tackles issues on her terms, freshly reshaping traditional literary forms." In This is Not It, Lynne Tillman's collection of 20 years' worth of important and compelling short stories and novellas, the protagonists seduce you into their lives and thoughts. Engaging, funny, elegant, and ironic, Tillman takes the reader to new heights of wit and meaning through staccato phrases, grammatical twists, and sensuous language. Familiar worlds of honesty, deceit, dark humor, pleasure, pain, confusion, dependence, love, and lust each play decisive roles in her believable fictions. In "Come and Go," three characters and an author collide. In "Pleasure Isn't A Pretty Picture," the reader is treated to a he/she meditation on the one-night stand. And "Dead Sleep" is truly an insomniac's worst nightmare. This is Not It is a collection of innovative and stand-alone writing that also engages and matches wits with some of the best contemporary art: work by Kiki Smith, Jane Dickson, Jessica Stockholder, Diller & Scofidio, Laura Letinsky, Peter Dreher, Roni Horn, Stephen Ellis, Juan Munoz, Vik Muniz, Silvia Kolbowski, Jeff Koons, James Welling, Aura Rosenberg, Barbara Ess, Barbara Kruger, Dolores Marat, Haim Steinbach, Gary Schneider, Marco Breuer, Stephen Prina, and Linder Sterling. Since 1982, acclaimed novelist Tillman has created these unique narratives that are a parallel universe to the contemporary art world. Maybe they're analogues or dialogues, maybe fictions inspired by art, maybe reflections, or meditations -- but whatever they're called, like Borges' fictions, they are their own worlds, too. Tillman has marked out terrain of her own, which this collection celebrates. Full of life and art, This is Not It is bold, subtle, and riotous
Haunted houses by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In uncompromising and fresh prose, Tillman tells the story of three very contemporary girls. Grace, Emily and Jane collide with friends, family, and culture under dark and comic circumstances, presented in uncanny, disturbing, and sometimes shocking terms. In Haunted Houses, Tillman wries of the past within the present, and of the inescapability of private memory and public history. A caustic account of how America makes and unmakes a young woman
Motion sickness by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the narrator of Motion Sickness, life is an unguided tour. Adrift in Europe, she improvises a life and a self. In London, she's befriended by an expatriate American Buddhist and her mysterious husband, or may or may not be stalking her. In Paris, she shacks up with Arlette, an art historian obsessed with Velazquez;s painting "Las Meinas." In Amsterdam, she teams up with a Belgian friend, who is studying prostitutes, and she tours Italy with deeply mismatched English brothers. And, as with an epic journey, the true trajectory is inwards, ever inwards, into her own dreams and desi
The broad picture : essays by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blur of the otherworldly : contemporary art, technology, and the paranormal by Mark Alice Durant ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Blur of the Otherworldly presents twenty-eight contemporary artists whose work employs modern communication technologies (photography, film, video, radio, Internet, computers) to explore culturally inbred questions/superstitions concerning parallel worlds to our own ... The artists of Blur of the Otherworldly explore the vagaries of the shifting line between what we know from science and technology and what scuttles around the darker edges of the imagination"--Page 4 of cover
Gurgles, sucks, echoes by Roni Horn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haim Steinbach by Haim Steinbach ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fake : Dennis Balk ... [et al.] by William Olander ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description: Fake, organized by William Olander. "To utter the word 'fake;' to point a finger and say 'fraud;' to declare what was believed to be original 'counterfeit, ' can promote an extraordinary rupture in the social fabric. To create a fake; to perpetrate a fraud; to pass a counterfeit is literally illegal, but in a broader, metaphoric sense, each constitutes a subversive act which, if not prosecutable, is not easily tolerated. Yet, in a global economy increasingly dominated by high technology capable of reproducing copies more "real" than the real thing, the fake is revealed only with great difficulty. Indeed, for a fake to operate as a fake, it must pass as an original, circulating freely in our system of late capitalism, from the art forgery to the knock-off high fashion, from the pirated record album to the copyright infringement."--Catalogue
Absence makes the heart by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Committed by Sheila McLaughlin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powerful story of film star/leftist iconoclast Frances Farmer. Unlike Hollywood's Frances, goes beyond the personal story to explore the political and social attitudes of the 1930's
The Madame Realism complex by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Niu yue nu ren ye wei mian by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawn from photography ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living with contradictions by Lynne Tillman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ティルマン, リン
English (126)
Chinese (2)
Italian (1)