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The disappointment artist and other essays

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2006. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Contempories editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: Jonathan Lethem; Jonathan Lethem
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1400076811 9781400076819
OCLC Number: 64629324
Description: 149 pages ; 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.
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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.

"In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession--from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him 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. A touching, deeply perceptive portrait of a writer in the making." -- Publisher's description

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