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The invented part

Author: Rodrigo Fresán; Will Vanderhyden
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room."--Jonathan Lethem. An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity -- a meta-writer -- capable of rewriting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fresan, Rodrigo, 1963-
Invented part.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017
(DLC) 2017014696
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodrigo Fresán; Will Vanderhyden
ISBN: 9781940953564 1940953561
OCLC Number: 959035851
Language Note: "First published in Argentina as La parte inventada"--Title page verso.
Description: 552 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Parte inventada.
Responsibility: Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden.

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""A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room."--Jonathan Lethem. An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity -- a meta-writer -- capable of rewriting reality. With biting humor and a propulsive, contagious style, amid the accelerated particles of his characteristic obsessions -- the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the music of Pink Floyd and The Kinks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the links between great art and the lives of the artists who create it -- Fresan takes us on a whirlwind tour of writers and muses, madness and genius, friendships, broken families, and alternate realities, exploring themes of childhood, loss, memory, aging, and death. Drawing inspiration from the scope of modern classics and the structural pyrotechnics of the postmodern masters, the Argentine once referred to as "a pop Borges" delivers a powerful defense of great literature, a celebration of reading and writing, of the invented parts -- the stories we tell ourselves to give shape to our world. Rodrigo Fresan is the author of nine books of fiction that together compose an expansive, interconnected fictional universe -- a complex system of storylines, resonances, and self-reference that call to mind the works of David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and Roberto Bolano. Will Vanderhyden received fellowships from the NEA and Lannan Foundation to work on The Invented Part"--

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