Factory of Facts

ISBN-10: 0679746501
ISBN-13: 9780679746508
Edition: N/A
Authors: Luc Sante
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Description: The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity. Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity. Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a pious, timid Belgian boy into a loutish American adolescent, who eschewed French while fantasizing about the pop star Françoise Hardy. To show how this transformation came about--and why it remained incomplete--The Factory of Facts  combines family anecdote and ancestral legend; detailed forays into Belgian history, language, and religion; and deft synopses of the American character.

Luc Sante is the author ofLow Life,Evidence, andThe Factory of Facts. He teaches at Bard College and lives in New York.

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