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The Resource More alive and less lonely : on books and writers, Jonathan Lethem ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Boucher

More alive and less lonely : on books and writers, Jonathan Lethem ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Boucher

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More alive and less lonely : on books and writers
Title
More alive and less lonely
Title remainder
on books and writers
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Boucher
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Language
eng
Summary
"A collection of bestselling, NBCC prize-winning author Jonathan Lethem's finest writing on the subject of writers and writing. A readerly wake-up call from one of America's finest and most acclaimed working writers. Picking up where his NBCC Award finalist collection The Ecstasy of Influence left off, More Alive and Less Lonely collects more than a decade of Lethem's finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including: impassioned appeals for forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp essays, and personal accounts of his most extraordinary literary encounters and discoveries. Only Lethem, with his love of cult favourites and the canon alike, can write with equal insight about the stories of modern masters like Lorrie Moore and Salman Rushdie, graphic novelist Chester Brown, science fiction outlier Philip K. Dick, and classic icons like Moby-Dick. Edited by novelist Christopher Boucher (Golden Delicious), More Alive and Less Lonely deserves a place on every serious reader's bookshelf. Lethem's joyful approach to literature will inspire you to dive back into your favourite books and then point you towards what to read next"--
Summary
"Picking up where The Ecstasy of Influence left off, an NBCC prize-winning author collects more than a decade of his finest writing on writing, with new, previously unpublished material that inspires readers to dive back into their favorite books and then points them towards what to read next
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Writing style
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10559366
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lethem, Jonathan
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Boucher, Christopher
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  • Literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Authorship
Target audience
adult
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on books and writers
Label
More alive and less lonely : on books and writers, Jonathan Lethem ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Boucher
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I.Engulf and Devour -- The Loneliest Book I've Read -- Footnote on Sylvie Selig -- Engulf and Devour -- The Figure in the Castle -- The Greatest Animal Novelist of All Time -- The Counter-Roth -- II.It Can Still Take Me There -- The Only Human Superhero -- Forget This Introduction -- What's Old Is New (NYRB) -- To Catch a Beat -- Footnote -- III.Objects in Furious Motion -- Fierce Attachments -- Attention Drifting Beautifully (Donald Barthelme) -- Rock of Ages -- My Hero: Karl Ove Knausgaard -- A New Life (Malamud) -- A Mug's Game -- Steven Millhauser's Ghost Stories -- IV.Lost Worlds -- The Mechanics of Fear, Revisited -- On the Yard -- Walter Tevis's Mockingbird -- Everything Said and Exhausted (Daniel Fuchs) -- How Did I Get Here and What Could It Possibly Mean? (Bernard Wolfe) -- `Twas Ever Thus (Tanguy Viel's Beyond Suspicion) -- Russell Greenan's Geniuses -- V.Ecstatic Depictions of Consciousness -- Consumed -- Dog Soldiers --
  • Contents note continued: Bizarro World -- On Two Sentences from Charles D'Ambrosio's "Screenwriter" -- Remarks Perhaps of Some Assistance to the Reader of Joseph McElroy's Ancient History: A Paraphase -- VI.Thomas Berger and I Have Never Met (Ishiguro, Berger and PKD) -- Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Butler Did It -- Footnote on Ishiguro -- High Priest of the Paranoids -- The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike -- To Ubik -- Life After Wartime -- Thomas Berger -- Letters from the Invisible Man: My Correspondence with Thomas Berger -- Footnote on Berger -- VII.OK You Mugs -- Heavy Petting -- More Than Night -- You Talkin' to Me? -- New York Characters -- Lost and Found -- The Original Piece of Wood I Left in Your Head: A Conversation Between Director Spike Jonze and Critic Perkus Tooth -- Johnny's Graying Teenaged Sense of What Isn't Boring (Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002) -- Close Reading (Ricks on Dylan) -- Rod Serling -- Mutual Seduction -- VIII.Fan Mail -- Carved in Need --
  • Contents note continued: New Old Friend (A Toast to Kenneth Koch) -- Eyes Wide Open -- Something About a Slice -- Pynchonopolis -- To Cosmicomics -- Anthony Burgess Answers Two Questions -- A Furtive Exchange -- Books Are Sandwiches
Control code
000059037344
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9781612196039
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
More alive and less lonely : on books and writers, Jonathan Lethem ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Boucher
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
  • Machine generated contents note: I.Engulf and Devour -- The Loneliest Book I've Read -- Footnote on Sylvie Selig -- Engulf and Devour -- The Figure in the Castle -- The Greatest Animal Novelist of All Time -- The Counter-Roth -- II.It Can Still Take Me There -- The Only Human Superhero -- Forget This Introduction -- What's Old Is New (NYRB) -- To Catch a Beat -- Footnote -- III.Objects in Furious Motion -- Fierce Attachments -- Attention Drifting Beautifully (Donald Barthelme) -- Rock of Ages -- My Hero: Karl Ove Knausgaard -- A New Life (Malamud) -- A Mug's Game -- Steven Millhauser's Ghost Stories -- IV.Lost Worlds -- The Mechanics of Fear, Revisited -- On the Yard -- Walter Tevis's Mockingbird -- Everything Said and Exhausted (Daniel Fuchs) -- How Did I Get Here and What Could It Possibly Mean? (Bernard Wolfe) -- `Twas Ever Thus (Tanguy Viel's Beyond Suspicion) -- Russell Greenan's Geniuses -- V.Ecstatic Depictions of Consciousness -- Consumed -- Dog Soldiers --
  • Contents note continued: Bizarro World -- On Two Sentences from Charles D'Ambrosio's "Screenwriter" -- Remarks Perhaps of Some Assistance to the Reader of Joseph McElroy's Ancient History: A Paraphase -- VI.Thomas Berger and I Have Never Met (Ishiguro, Berger and PKD) -- Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Butler Did It -- Footnote on Ishiguro -- High Priest of the Paranoids -- The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike -- To Ubik -- Life After Wartime -- Thomas Berger -- Letters from the Invisible Man: My Correspondence with Thomas Berger -- Footnote on Berger -- VII.OK You Mugs -- Heavy Petting -- More Than Night -- You Talkin' to Me? -- New York Characters -- Lost and Found -- The Original Piece of Wood I Left in Your Head: A Conversation Between Director Spike Jonze and Critic Perkus Tooth -- Johnny's Graying Teenaged Sense of What Isn't Boring (Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002) -- Close Reading (Ricks on Dylan) -- Rod Serling -- Mutual Seduction -- VIII.Fan Mail -- Carved in Need --
  • Contents note continued: New Old Friend (A Toast to Kenneth Koch) -- Eyes Wide Open -- Something About a Slice -- Pynchonopolis -- To Cosmicomics -- Anthony Burgess Answers Two Questions -- A Furtive Exchange -- Books Are Sandwiches
Control code
000059037344
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9781612196039
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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