The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

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Vintage Books, Oct 2, 2012 - Literary Collections - 441 pages
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
ANew York TimesNotable Book
A Best Book of the Year —Austin American-Statesman

Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet"
 
In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which also doubles as a novelist’s manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. The result is an insightful, charming, and entertaining grab bag that covers everything from great novels to old films to graffiti to cyberculture.

 

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User Review  - Michael Locurto - Goodreads

Lethem is always interesting. I've read four of his novels and one of his non-fiction books, and am looking forward to this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Margaret Heller - Goodreads

Jonathan Lethem is all like "What now, Lawrence Lessig?" I didn't finish this, but I read a solid 300 out of 500 pages before my ebook expired, which is PRETTY IRONIC given the subject matter of the book. *shakes fist at publisher* Read full review

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Contents

Preface
3
Dick CALVINo BALLARD SF AND PostMoDERNISM
31
Give Up
88
An Introduction
141
The Epiphany
147
Everything Is Broken Art of Darkness
159
Kovacss Gift
166
Missed Opportunities
174
The Drew Barrymore Stories
180
An Almost Perfect Day Letter to Bonn
194
Todd James
203
On a Photograph of My Father
214
DYLAN BRow N AND OTHERs
265
Working THE Room
347
THE MAD BRookLYNITE
395
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JONATHAN LETHEM is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Chronic City, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn.. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Lethem has also published his stories and essays in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among others.

www.jonathanlethem.com

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