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The disappointment artist and other essays

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Jonathan Lethem; Jonathan Lethem
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0385512171 9780385512176
OCLC Number: 55877359
Description: 149 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Defending The searchers --
The disappointment artist --
13, 1977, 21 --
Speak, Hoyt-Schermerhorn --
Identifying with your parents, or The return of the king --
You don't now Dick --
Lives of the bohemians --
Two or three things I dunno about Cassavetes --
The Beards.
Responsibility: Jonathan Lethem.
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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.

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