The Disappointment Artist and Other Essays

The Disappointment Artist and Other Essays

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In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and no-so-covert autobiographical pieces, " Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession, 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. This book 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 at the end of the twentieth century.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385512176
Branch Call Number: 814.54 Lethem 2005
Characteristics: 149 p. ;,25 cm.

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