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Television : [a novel]

Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint; Jordan Stump
Publisher: Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2004.
Series: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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"The self-possessed protagonist and narrator of Jean-Philippe Toussaint's novel is an acedemic on sabbatical in Berlin. He plans to write a groundbreaking study of Titian, but after a couple of months, all he's completed is "When Musset." He blames his obsession with watching TV for preventing him from writing more, so he decides to stop watching television all together (after the end of the Tour de France, of
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Philippe Toussaint; Jordan Stump
ISBN: 1564783723 9781564783721
OCLC Number: 55617133
Description: 168 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Other Titles: Télévision.
Responsibility: by Jean-Philippe Toussaint ; translation by Jordan Stump ; afterword by Warren Motte.

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"The self-possessed protagonist and narrator of Jean-Philippe Toussaint's novel is an acedemic on sabbatical in Berlin. He plans to write a groundbreaking study of Titian, but after a couple of months, all he's completed is "When Musset." He blames his obsession with watching TV for preventing him from writing more, so he decides to stop watching television all together (after the end of the Tour de France, of course). Still unable to write his book, he is haunted by television, from the video surveillance screens in a museum to a moment when it seems everyone in Berlin is tuned in to Baywatch.

One of Toussaint's funniest antiheroes, the protagonist of Television turns daily occurrences into comic nightmares about the influence of television on our lives."--Jacket.

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