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The disappointment artist and other essays

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : English : 1st Vintage Contemporaries 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'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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lethem, Jonathan.
Disappointment artist and other essays.
New York : Vintage, 2006, ©2005
(OCoLC)64629324
Named Person: Jonathan Lethem; Jonathan Lethem
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 9780307428400 0307428400
OCLC Number: 745917237
Description: 1 online resource (149 pages)
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 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. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.

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