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Disappointment Artist Essays

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ISBN-10: 1400076811

ISBN-13: 9781400076819

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Lethem

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In a volume he describes as “a series of covert and no-so-covert autobiographical pieces,” Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—in his case, with examples as diverse as western films, comic books, the music of Talking Heads and Pink Floyd, and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these “voyages out from himself” have led him home—home to his father's life as a painter, and to the source of his beginnings as a writer. THE DISAPPOINTMENT ARTIST is a series of windows onto the collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that formed Lethem’s richly imaginative, searingly honest perspective on life as a human creature in the jungle of culture…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Jonathan Lethem was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 19, 1964. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music was published in 1994. His other works include As She Climbed across the Table (1997), Amnesia Moon (1995), The Fortress of Solitude (2003), You Don't Love Me Yet (2007), Chronic City (2009), and Dissident Gardens (2013). He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Motherless Brooklyn (1999). He also writes short stories, comics and essays. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney's and other periodicals and anthologies.

Defending The Searchers
The Disappointment Artist
13, 1977, 21
Speak, Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Identifying with Your Parents, or The Return of the King
You Don't Know Dick
Lives of the Bohemians
Two or Three Things I Dunno About Cassavetes
The Beards