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Lethem, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 123 works in 595 publications in 7 languages and 25,415 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Urban fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3562.E8544, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
46 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,785 WorldCat member 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 )
44 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,518 WorldCat member 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 )
32 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member 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
Dissident gardens : a novel by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers--an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem's superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose's suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village. Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose's aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam's (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass--from the parlor communism of the '30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged '70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment--we come to understand through Lethem's extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal. Brilliantly constructed as it weaves across time and among characters, Dissident Gardens is riotous and haunting, satiric and sympathetic--and a joy to read"--
You don't love me yet by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The ecstasy of influence : nonfictions, etc. by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A career-spanning anthology of writings incorporates several new essays and includes numerous celebrity portraits as well as the author's musings on topics ranging from sex in cinema and drugs to cyberculture and graffiti
Men and cartoons : stories by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 931 WorldCat member 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
Selected stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K Dick ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- Total Recall is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations
Girl in landscape by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member 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
Gun, with occasional music by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member 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
As she climbed across the table by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member 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
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member 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 )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member 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
The wall of the sky, the wall of the eye : stories by Jonathan Lethem ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member 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
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A walk on the wild side of Brooklyn's criminal underclass with a hero known as "The Human Freakshow," a would-be detective also answering to the name of Lionel Essrog. Essrog is a victim of Tourette's Syndrome; hapless and veering out of control, he fights himself and his disease
You don't love me yet by Jonathan Lethem ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucinda Hoekke works for the Complaint Line where she meets and falls in love with one of the complainers. She is also in a rock band. When she suggests some of the Complainer's philosophical musings to the lyricists the band takes off and the Complainer insists on joining the band
Dissident gardens by Jonathan Lethem ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Lethem's new novel is a family saga that tells stories of several generations living in Sunnyside Gardens, Queens
Fridays at Enrico's by Don Carpenter ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Friday's at Enricos, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay. These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love, and Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the 50s and early 60s, when the writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture. Recently discovered in a complete penultimate manuscript, having been lost since the author's death, we were thrilled to see this book into print. A great champion of Don Carpenter, Jonathan Lethem, has taken on the task of editing and developing this last draft into the shape we imagine Carpenter would have himself accomplished had he lived to see this through and Lethem provides a wonderful introduction to this book, to Carpenter, and to the broad influence of his work which resonates until this very day. "--
Chronic city by Jonathan Lethem ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude" returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called Martyr & Pesty. Chase owns his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée, Janice Turnbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letter. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties
 
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Alternative Names
Ledŏm, Jonadan 1964-‏
Letem, Dzhonatan
Letem, Dzhonatan 1964-
Letem, Gʾonatan 1964-
Lethem Dzhonatan 1964....
Lethem, Jonatham 1964-
Lethem, Jonathan Allen.
Летем, Джонатан 1964-
לתם, ג׳ונתן 1964-
レセム, ジョナサン
Languages
English (359)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Danish (2)
Polish (2)
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