A: A Novel

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Grove Press, 1998 - Fiction - 458 pages
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Conceptually unique, hilarious, and frightening, a: A Novel is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol's sensibility. In the late sixties, Warhol set out to turn a trade book into a piece of pop art, and the result was this astonishing account of the artists, superstars, addicts, and freaks who made up the Factory milieu. Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory, a: A Novel begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960s Manhattan.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
10
Section 4
11
Section 5
45
Section 6
54
Section 7
56
Section 8
61
Section 16
178
Section 17
207
Section 18
222
Section 19
240
Section 20
256
Section 21
282
Section 22
304
Section 23
329

Section 9
72
Section 10
90
Section 11
100
Section 12
110
Section 13
120
Section 14
153
Section 15
165
Section 24
341
Section 25
362
Section 26
396
Section 27
411
Section 28
445
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About the author (1998)

Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of immigrant Czech parents, American artist Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He then worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In the early 1960s, Warhol became the most famous pioneer of "pop art," which used comic books, advertisements, and consumer goods as subject matter. Warhol's colorful paintings of Campbell's soup can labels, boxes of Brillo pads, and celebrity icons such as Marilyn Monroe, became among the most recognizable examples of pop art. Warhol was also a filmmaker as well as a painter and graphic artist; his more memorable films include Trash (1969) and Frankenstein (1973). His studio, called "The Factory," became infamous as a locale for eccentrics and eccentric behavior, much of it associated with the New York drug scene. It was Warhol who predicted that, "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

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