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Author: Michel Butor; Richard Howard
Publisher: [Normal, Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2004.
Series: French Literature series
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Dalkey Archive edView all editions and formats
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"Mobile is the result of the six months Michel Buton spent traveling across America. The text is composed from a wide range of materials, including city names, road signs, advertising slogans, catalog listings, newspaper accounts of the 1893 World's Fair, Native American writings, and the history of the "Freedomland" theme park. Butor weaves bits and pieces from these diverse sources into a collage resembling an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Butor; Richard Howard
ISBN: 156478343X 9781564783431
OCLC Number: 53986996
Notes: "Originally published in English by Simon and Schuster, 1963"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 319 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: French Literature series
Other Titles: Mobile.
Responsibility: Michel Butor ; introduction by John D'Agata ; translation by Richard Howard.
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"Mobile is the result of the six months Michel Buton spent traveling across America. The text is composed from a wide range of materials, including city names, road signs, advertising slogans, catalog listings, newspaper accounts of the 1893 World's Fair, Native American writings, and the history of the "Freedomland" theme park. Butor weaves bits and pieces from these diverse sources into a collage resembling an abstract painting (the book is dedicated to Jackson Pollack) or a patchwork quilt, by turns humorous and quite disturbing. This "travelogue" captures - in both a textual and visual way - the energy and contradictions of American life and history."--Jacket.

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