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The Resource Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem

Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem

Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories
Title
Lucky Alan
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem
Title variation
Different kind of tension : stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jonathan Lethem's third collection of stories uncovers a father's nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in "Pending Vegan"; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in "Traveler Home"; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in "Procedure in Plain Air"; and a crumbling, haunted "blog" on a seaside cliff in "The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear." Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting. As in his celebrated novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live. Devoted fans of Lethem will recognize familiar themes: the anxiety of influence taken to reductio ad absurdum in "The King of Sentences"; a hapless, horny outsider summoning bravado in "The Porn Critic"; characters from forgotten comics stranded on a desert island in "Their Back Pages." As always in Lethem, humor and poignancy work in harmony, humans strive desperately for connection, words find themselves misaligned to deeds, and the sentences are glorious" --
Summary
Nine short tales by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist vacillate between reality and surrealism
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
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10395820
Cataloging source
RV8
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Lethem, Jonathan
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
short stories
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True
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Human beings
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • empty room
  • The
  • dreaming jaw, the salivating ear
  • Pending vegan
  • Lucky Alan
  • The
  • king of sentences
  • Traveler home
  • Procedure in plain air
  • Their back pages
  • The
  • porn critic
Control code
000054324104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780385539814
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891155835
Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • empty room
  • The
  • dreaming jaw, the salivating ear
  • Pending vegan
  • Lucky Alan
  • The
  • king of sentences
  • Traveler home
  • Procedure in plain air
  • Their back pages
  • The
  • porn critic
Control code
000054324104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780385539814
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891155835

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