Leaving The Atocha Station

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: Granta Books
ISBN: 184708690X
Grandezza: 17,29 MB
Formato: PDF
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Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his attitude towards art. Fuelled by strong coffee and self-prescribed tranquillizers, Adam's 'research' soon becomes a meditation on the possibility of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable distance between himself and the world around him. It's not just his imperfect grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his reactions, and his entire personality are just as fraudulent as his poetry. In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and the inspired, Leaving the Atocha Station is a dazzling introduction to one of the smartest, funniest and most audacious writers of his generation.

Leaving The Atocha Station

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566892740
Grandezza: 70,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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From a National Book Award finalist, this hilarious and profound first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad.

Leaving The Atocha Station

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566892929
Grandezza: 54,48 MB
Formato: PDF
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From a National Book Award finalist, this hilarious and profound first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad.

10 04 A Novel

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0865478104
Grandezza: 57,35 MB
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Vista: 5950
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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. By the award-winning author of Leaving the Atocha Station.

Leaving The Atocha Station On Foot

Autore: Dean Faulwell
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105642291
Grandezza: 39,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7857
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A book of 95 poems by the author of The Distance Between Here And Now.

The Hatred Of Poetry

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771048262
Grandezza: 61,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7327
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Novelist and poet Ben Lerner argues that our hatred of poetry is ultimately a sign of its continued relevance. Poetry. Perhaps Marianne Moore said it best: "I, too, dislike it." What other art takes its marginality as a given, and is so widely bemoaned even by its practitioners? Ben Lerner writes, "Many more people agree they hate poetry than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore." In this inventive and plain-spoken essay, Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defence of the art. He examines both poetry's greatest haters (beginning with Plato, who famously claimed that an ideal city had no place for poets, who would only corrupt and mislead the young) and its greatest practitioners, providing inspired close-readings of Keats, Dickinson, Whitman, and others. Throughout, he attempts to explain the noble failure at the heart of every poem: the impulse to launch the experience of an individual into a timeless, communal existence. In The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner has crafted an entertaining, personal, and entirely original examination of a vocation no less essential for being impossible.

Mean Free Path

Autore: Ben Lerner
Editore: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 9781619320741
Grandezza: 14,63 MB
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National Book Award finalist's third volume is layered with quick changes, false starts, and continuous reorientation

How Should A Person Be

Autore: Sheila Heti
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448161347
Grandezza: 14,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4339
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Sheila's twenties were going to plan. She got married. She hosted parties. A theatre asked her to write a play. Then she realised that she didn't know how to write a play. That her favourite part of the party was cleaning up after the party. And that her marriage made her feel like she was banging into a brick wall. So Sheila abandons her marriage and her play, befriends Margaux, a free and untortured painter, and begins sleeping with the dominating Israel, who's a genius at sex but not at art. She throws herself into recording them and everyone around her, investigating how they live, desperate to know, as she wanders, How Should a Person Be? Using transcripts, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, Heti crafts an exciting, courageous, and mordantly funny tour through one woman's heart and mind.

Into The Great Wide Open

Autore: Kevin Canty
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307826171
Grandezza: 70,67 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9673
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Building on the success of A Stranger in This World, the widely praised collection of stories that was one of the most exciting literary debuts of recent years, Kevin Canty has written a blistering, unforgettable first novel. Set in the sprawl of suburbia, with its shattered families and hollow lives, Into the Great Wide Open is the story of two young people fleeing their families' emotional abandonment to find refuge in each other. Smart but scarred, Kenny Kolodny yearns to awake from the nightmare of his smashed-up family: his mother is in an institution and forever away; his father is an abusive alcoholic; his brother lives abroad. Seventeen and alone, he hangs on the periphery of his world, until he makes a passionate connection with the troubled, beautiful, fiercely independent Junie Williamson. Kenny discovers in their highly charged, intensely erotic relationship a reality--and a capacity for caring--he has not known before. In prose startling for its diamond-hard edges and bravura lyricism, Kevin Canty revives the heady carnival of adolescence, evoking its confusing emotional landscape and its heightened sensuality, too soon lost. Into the Great Wide Open is a haunting, mesmerizing novel by a writer of deep sensitivity and undeniable talent.

The Wallcreeper

Autore: Nell Zink
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008130868
Grandezza: 47,87 MB
Formato: PDF
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‘Heady and rambunctious ... Wake up, this book says: in its plot lines, in its humour, in its philosophical underpinnings and political agenda. I'll pay it the highest compliment it knows – this book is a wild thing.’ New York Times Book Review