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Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy

Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays
Title
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Tom McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Essays on literature, pop culture, and more from the cult novelist and critic Tom McCarthy Fifteen brilliant essays written over as many years provide a map of the sensibility and critical intelligence of Tom McCarthy, one of the most original and challenging novelists at work today. Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish explores a wide range of subjects, from the weather considered as a form of media, to the paintings of Gerhard Richter and the movies of David Lynch, to Patty Hearst as revolutionary sex goddess, to the still-radical implications of established masterpieces such as Ulysses (how do you write after it?), Tristram Shandy, and the unsung junky genius Alexander Trocchi's darkly beautiful Cain's Book. The longer "Recessional" examines the place of time in writing--how writing makes a new time of its own, a time apart from institutional time--while the startling "Nothing Will Have Taken Place" moves from Mallarme and Don DeLillo to the ball mastery of Zidane to look at how art, whether that of a poet, novelist, or athlete, destroys given codes of meaning and behavior, returning them to play. Certain points of reference recur with dreamlike insistence--among them the artist Ed Ruscha's Royal Road Test, a photographic documentation of the roadside debris of a Royal typewriter hurled from the window of a travelling car; the great blooms of jellyfish that are filling the oceans and gumming up the machinery of commerce and military domination--and the question throughout is: How can art explode the restraining conventions of so-called realism, whether aesthetic or political, to engage in the active reinvention of the world?"--
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DLC
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1969 May 22-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Tom
Dewey number
824.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English essays
  • Criticism
  • English essays
Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276)
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: Provisional Table of Contents -- 1 18 Semiconnected Thoughts on Michel de Certeau, On Kawara, Fly Fishing, and Various Other Things -- 13 From Feedback to Reflux: Kafka's Cybernetics of Revolt -- 23 Get Real; or, What Jellyfish Have to Tell Us About Literature -- 35 The Prosthetic Imagination of David Lynch -- 43 On Dodgem Jockeys: A Suggested Alternative Career for Writers -- 45 Meteomedia, or Why London's Weather is in the Middle of Everything -- 56 Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except The Place -- 71 Recessional - or, the Time of the Hammer -- 87 Richter Article -- 94 Stabbing the Olive -- 106 The Geometry of the Pressant -- 117 On Balls and Planes: An Introduction to The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Stern -- 135 Kool Thing, or Why I Want to Fuck Patty Hearst -- 139 Why Ulysses Matters
Control code
000059907397
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781681370866
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017003888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956957474
Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276)
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: Provisional Table of Contents -- 1 18 Semiconnected Thoughts on Michel de Certeau, On Kawara, Fly Fishing, and Various Other Things -- 13 From Feedback to Reflux: Kafka's Cybernetics of Revolt -- 23 Get Real; or, What Jellyfish Have to Tell Us About Literature -- 35 The Prosthetic Imagination of David Lynch -- 43 On Dodgem Jockeys: A Suggested Alternative Career for Writers -- 45 Meteomedia, or Why London's Weather is in the Middle of Everything -- 56 Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except The Place -- 71 Recessional - or, the Time of the Hammer -- 87 Richter Article -- 94 Stabbing the Olive -- 106 The Geometry of the Pressant -- 117 On Balls and Planes: An Introduction to The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Stern -- 135 Kool Thing, or Why I Want to Fuck Patty Hearst -- 139 Why Ulysses Matters
Control code
000059907397
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781681370866
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017003888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956957474

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