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The Resource Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel, Ben Lerner

Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel, Ben Lerner

Label
Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel
Title
Leaving the Atocha Station
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ben Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 relationship to art. What is actual when our experiences are mediated by language, technology, medication, and the arts? Is poetry an essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader's projections? Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's "research" becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond: are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by?
Summary
Veering 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 a generation
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10013866
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Ben
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets
  • Self-realization
  • Art and literature
  • Americans
  • Madrid (Spain)
Target audience
adult
Label
Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel, Ben Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains bibliographical references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000047172226
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781566892742
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024105
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)709681139
Label
Leaving the Atocha Station : a novel, Ben Lerner
Publication
Note
Contains bibliographical references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000047172226
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9781566892742
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011024105
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)709681139

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