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The Resource Leaving the Atocha Station

Leaving the Atocha Station

Label
Leaving the Atocha Station
Title
Leaving the Atocha Station
Statement of responsibility
by 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?In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and the inspired, Leaving the Atocha Station is a portrait of the artist as a young man in an age of Google searches, pharmaceuticals, and spectacle
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
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1979-
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Lerner, Ben
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
Leaving the Atocha Station
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:be6faab4-8907-4331-a6e9-3e3d106a301d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781566892926
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Leaving the Atocha Station
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:be6faab4-8907-4331-a6e9-3e3d106a301d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781566892926
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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