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The disappointment artist and other essays

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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"In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession-- in his case, with examples as diverse as Western films, comic books, and the music of Talking Heads and Pink Floyd. 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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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1415916675 9781415916674
OCLC Number: 57663751
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 3 audio discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Disappointment artist
Responsibility: Jonathan Lethem.

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"In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession-- in his case, with examples as diverse as Western films, comic books, and the music of Talking Heads and Pink Floyd. 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. "The disappointment artist" 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"--Container.

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