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Lerner, Ben 1979-

Works: 36 works in 169 publications in 8 languages and 4,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3612.E68, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Lerner
10:04 : a novel by Ben Lerner( Book )

41 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautiful and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire Ben Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was hailed as "one of the truest (and funniest) novels. of his generation" (Lorin Stein, The New York Review of Books), "a work so luminously original in style and form as to seem like a premonition, a comet from the future" (Geoff Dyer, The Observer). Now, his second novel departs from Leaving the Atocha Station's exquisite ironies in order to explore new territories of thought and feeling. In the last year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child, despite his dating a rising star in the visual arts. In a New York of increasingly frequent super storms and political unrest, he must reckon with his biological mortality, the possibility of a literary afterlife, and the prospect of (unconventional) fatherhood in a city that might soon be under water. In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called "hilarious. cracklingly intelligent. and original in every sentence," Lerner captures what it's like to be alive now, when the difficulty of imagining a future has changed our relation to our present and our past. Exploring sex, friendship, medicine, memory, art, and politics, 10:04 is both a riveting work of fiction and a brilliant examination of the role fiction plays in our lives"--
Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel by Ben Lerner( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Madrid on a fellowship, a young American poet examines his ambivalence about authenticity
The hatred of poetry by Ben Lerner( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novelist and poet Ben Lerner argues that our hatred of poetry is ultimately a sign of its nagging relevance"--
Angle of yaw by Ben Lerner( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angle of Yaw, Ben Lerner's ambitious second book of poetry, is an extended meditation on the commercialization of public space and speech. Combining philosophical insight with poetic experiment, political outrage with personal experience, Lerner's prose poems and lyrical sequences examine how technologies of viewing - aerial photography in particular - feed our spectacular culture an image of itself."--Jacket
Mean free path by Ben Lerner( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Book Award finalist's third volume is layered with quick changes, false starts, and continuous reorientation
The Lichtenberg figures by Ben Lerner( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lerner's poems mimic and explore the complex juxtapositions of contemporary culture through permutation, repetition, and collage. The vocabulary of academic theory collides with American slang, the idiom of the Old Testament meets the jargon of the Internet, and cliches are cracked open and made new and strange. Throughout this debut, flashes of autobiography, comedy, fury, and critique illuminate an eclectic sensibility that is sometimes in command of, and sometimes commanded by, the power of speech."--Jacket
Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel by Ben Lerner( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Gordon is a brilliant young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's research becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond. A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by?
The plains : a novel by Gerald Murnane( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On their vast estates, the landowning families of the plains have preserved a rich and distinctive culture. They are obsessed with recording every detail of their lives. A young film-marker arrives hoping to make his contribution to this elaborate history, choosing his patron's daughter for a leading role. Twenty years later he begins to tell the haunting story of life on the plains
Blossom by Thomas Demand( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a poetry and photography collaboration between the artist Thomas Demand and writer Ben Lerner
No art : poems by Ben Lerner( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'No Art' brings together for the first time Ben Lerner's three acclaimed volumes of poetry, along with a handful of newer poems, to present a decade-long exploration of the relationship between form and meaning, between private experience and public expression. 'No Art' is an exhilarating argument both with America and with poetry itself, in which online slang is juxtaposed with academic idiom, philosophy collides with advertising, and the language of medicine and the military is overlaid with echoes of Whitman and Keats. Here cliches are cracked open and made new, made strange, and formal experiments disclose new possibilities of thought and feeling. 'No Art' confirms Ben Lerner as one of the most searching and ambitious poets working today
To cut is to heal : a critical companion to Michael S. Harper's Debridement( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Ostoya by Anna Ostoya( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour Rosmarie à l'occasion de son 80ème anniversaire = Für Rosmarie zu ihrem 80te Geburtstag = For Rosmarie on her 80th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosmarie Waldrop has composed, published and translated some of the most compelling and innovative writing of the last half-century. This pamphlet marks the occasion of her 80th birthday. Along with poems, fragments, and notes from a sampling of her friends and admirers, it includes a bibliography--hopefully already outdated--of her important work. Compiled and designed by Ben Lerner and Anna Moschovakis and produced with love by UDP. Special thanks to Carl Schlachte and Emma Wipperman."--Publisher's website (viewed 11/09/2015)
Die Lichtenbergfiguren : Gedichte, zweisprachig by Ben Lerner( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10:04 by Ben Lerner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having passed a year marked by unlikely literary success, a potentially fatal medical diagnosis, and a friend's request to help her conceive a child, a man explores his prospects in a New York that is overwhelmed by frequent superstorms and social unrest
Maximized living makeover by Ben Lerner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Maximized Living is a right way of living that provides massive physical health, mental strength, fewer drugs, and a surge of quality and purpose for life! ..."--Back cover
A schoolboy's diary : and other stories by Robert Walser( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Schoolboy's Diary brings together more than seventy of Robert Walser's strange and wonderful stories, most never before available in English. Opening with a sequence from Walser's first book, "Fritz Kocher's Essays," the complete classroom assignments of a fictional boy who has met a tragically early death, this selection ranges from sketches of uncomprehending editors, overly passionate readers, and dreamy artists to tales of devilish adultery, sexual encounters on a train, and Walser's service in World War I. Throughout, Walser's careening, confounding, delicious voice holds the reader transfixed
On purpose( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

STUDIO : remembering chris marker( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topekan ethos by Ben Lerner( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel
Alternative Names
Ben Lerner Amerikaans dichter

Ben Lerner écrivain américain

Ben Lerner scrittore, poeta e saggista statunitense

Ben Lerner US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Angle of yawMean free pathThe Lichtenberg figures