Most widely held works about Jonathan Lethem
Most widely held works by Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
62 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 2,232 libraries worldwide
A black comedy in New York's criminal underworld. The twitching hero--he suffers from Tourette's syndrome--is one of four misfits who were rescued from an orphanage by a man who gave them jobs in his detective agency. Now the man has been killed and the boys intend to get the killer.
The fortress of solitude : a novel by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
Their friendship compromised by the belief systems of the racially charged 1970s, Dylan Ebdus and Mungus Rude share a series of misadventures based on their mutual obsession with comic book heroes.
Chronic city : a novel by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
A searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires and lies. Chase lives off residuals earned as a child star, living a life of cloistered ease, until a pop critic with a conspiratorial counter cultural savvy forces him to confront the answer to several mysteries tightly intertwined within the tragic fabric of the city itself.
You don't love me yet by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
An employee at The Complaint Line who listens to anonymous callers air their random grievances, Lucinda Hoekke falls in love with one of her frequent callers, but her romance has unexpected complications for Lucinda and her fellow members of an alternative rock band.
Five novels of the 1960s & 70s by Philip K Dick ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
"Philip K. Dick: (1928-1982) was a writer of incandescent originality and astonishing fertility, who made and unmade fictional world-systems with ferocious rapidity and unbridled speculative daring. The five novels collected in this volume - a successor to Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s - Offer an overview of the range of this science-fiction master." "Martian Time-Slip (1964) unfolds on a parched and thinly colonized Red Planet where the unscrupulous seek to profit from a troubled child's time-fracturing visions. Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb (1965) chronicles the interwoven stories of a multiracial community of survivors, including the scientist who may have been responsible for World War III. Into this apocalyptic framework Dick weaves observations of daily life in the California of his own moment. Famous, among other reasons, for a therapy session involving a talking taxicab, Now Wait for Last Year (1966) explores the effects of JJ-180, a hallucinogen that alters not only perception, but reality." "In Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974), a television star seeks to unravel a mystery that has left him stripped of his identity. A Scanner Darkly (1977), the basis for the 2006 film, envisions a drug-addled world in which a narcotics officer's tenuous hold on sanity is strained by his new surveillance assignment: himself. Regarded by some as Dick's most powerful novel, A Scanner Darkly mixes futuristic fantasy with an all-too-real evocation of the culture of addiction in 1970s America. Mixing metaphysics and madness, Dick's work remains exhilarating and unsettling in equal measure."--BOOK JACKET.
Men and cartoons : stories by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Lethem's new collection of stories (after The Fortress of Solitude) deals in themes of loneliness, missed connections, and betrayal, set against futuristic and near apocalyptic backdrops.
Girl in landscape by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 903 libraries worldwide
A novel on a planet whose inhabitants are part human, part animal and part vegetable. The planet is described through the eyes of a family of immigrants from a post-apocalyptic Earth. By the author of As She Climbed Across the Table.
Gun, with occasional music by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 811 libraries worldwide
PI Conrad Metcalf investigates the death of a doctor in a futuristic California where the government distributes mind-numbing drugs and menial work is done by animals. Jail is suspended animation in a freezer and curiosity is banned.
The disappointment artist and other essays by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and no-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession, with examples as diverse as western films, comic books, the music of Talking Heads and Pink Floyd, and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" have led him home--home to his father's life as a painter, and to the source of his beginnings as a writer. This book is a series of windows onto the collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that formed Lethem's richly imaginative, searingly honest perspective on life as a human creature in the jungle of culture at the end of the twentieth century.--From publisher description.
As she climbed across the table by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
A send-up on academia in which a California scientist discovers a gateway to an alternate universe. The gateway works similarly to a black hole in that it swallows matter, and the story concerns a man professor saving a woman professor from being swallowed.
Selected stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K Dick ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
"Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. A writer of great complexity and subtle humor, his work belongs on the shelf of great twentieth-century literature, next to Kafka and Vonnegut. Collected here are twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers." "In "The Davis of Perky Pat," people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In "Autofac," one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as "The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the basis for the film Total Recall. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations."--BOOK JACKET.
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of Tobias Wolff's Old School which tells the story of a student determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, when a visiting writer whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain visits.
Amnesia moon by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 598 libraries worldwide
A road trip through a post-apocalyptic America where the dreams of some can change reality, the pecking order is according to how lucky you are, and dog meat has become gourmet food. The protagonist, a youth named Chaos, makes the trip with a fur-covered girlfriend to find their past which they cannot remember.
Ernest Hemingway's The killers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead.
Unfaithfully yours ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works.
The wall of the sky, the wall of the eye : stories by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Seven futuristic stories. In The Happy Man, a dead man is periodically let out of Hell so he can support his family, while in The Hardened Criminals the walls of a jail are made of convicts in suspended animation. By the author of Gun, with Occasional Music.
Omega : the unknown by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Presents the first ten volumes of the "Omega: The Unknown" comic, which features the adventures of a mute, reluctant super hero and the teenage boy who shares his destiny.
Bigger than life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot.
The Vintage book of amnesia : an anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Kafka Americana by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Previously published only in a signed, limited edition, Kafka Americana has achieved cult status. Norton now brings this reimagination of our labyrinthine world to a wider audience. In an act of literary appropriation, Lethem & Scholz seize a helpless Kafka by the lapels & thrust him into the cultural wreckage of twentieth-century America. In the collaboratively written "Receding Horizon," Hollywood welcomes Kafka as scriptwriter for Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, with appropriately morbid results. Scholz's "The Amount to Carry" transports "the legal secretary of the Workman's Accident Insurance Institute" to a conference with fellow insurance executives Wallace Stevens & Charles Ives, to muse on what can & can't be insured. And Lethem's "K for Fake" brings together Orson Welles, Jerry Lewis, & Rod Serling in a kangaroo trial in which Kafka faces fraudulent charges. Taking modernism's presiding genius for a joyride, the authors portray an absurd, ominous world that Kafka might have invented but could never have survived. In an act of literary appropriation by turns witty, affectionate, and shameless, Jonathan Lethem and Carter Scholz seize a helpless Franz Kafka by the lapels and thrust him into the cultural wreckage of twentieth-century America. In the collaboratively written "Receding Horizon," Hollywood welcomes Kafka as a scriptwriter for Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, with appropriately morbid results. Scholz's "The Amount to Carry" transports "the legal secretary of the Workman's Accident Insurance Institute" to a professional conference with fellow insurance executives Wallace Stevens and Charles Ives, for a night of musing on what can and can't be insured. And Lethem's "K for Fake" brings together Orson Welles, Jerry Lewis, and Rod Serling in a kangaroo trial where Kafka faces, needless to say, fraudulent charges. Taking Modernism's presiding genius for a literary joyride, the authors portray an absurd, ominous world that Kafka might have invented but could never have survived.
Adultery Audio adaptations Audiobooks Automobile travel Bildungsromans Black holes (Astronomy) California California--Los Angeles California--Oakland Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Discoveries in science Drama Essay--Authorship Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Jealousy Killers (Hemingway, Ernest) Large type books Lethem, Jonathan Life on other planets Love stories Male friendship Man-woman relationships Motion picture producers and directors Murder for hire Musicians New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Occupational neuroses Orphans Personal narratives Physicists Popular culture Private investigators Psychological fiction Race relations Science fiction Science fiction, American Short stories Teenage boys Tourette syndrome--Patients Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wolff, Tobias,--1945- Wyoming Young men
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