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- DescriptionIn this dark comedy the USA has incorporated into a global corporate nation or corpornation. Sub-divided by a great, brick wall into the rthern Bluefish and southern Redfish States, AmericA, Inc. is run by President Travis Bash. Perpetually at war, its Supreme Court disbanded, riddled by lobbyists and voracious for capital, Bash drafts Bob, a destitute Yale poet, to transform America, Inc.'s corporate culture. Bob's job is to market to shareholders the vulgar, bewildering and corrupt culture of this brutal corporate nation to increase share value. Nothing is sacred in corporate America or American culture in this hilarious cautionary tale about a corpornation gone berserk in its relentless pursuit of low cost and profitability. In a blend of high and low comedy, AmericA, Inc. rings true in a witty, merciless lampoon of the omniscient intrusion of the savage greed of big business into culture, politics, law, religion and everyday life. Lentz invates with an accessible narrative style in stream of voice to bring characters to life by their dialogue for a truly immersive, reading experience. In AmericA, Inc. Lentz extends the literary bloodline of the rich satiric voices in the genre of William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, George Orwell, Voltaire, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift.
- Author BiographyBorn in Woburn, Massachusetts, David B. Lentz graduated from Bates College and has written professionally for more than 35 years as an executive for global, financial corporations conducting business on Wall Street. He has lived in Boston's Back Bay, the Garden District of New Orleans, Houston and Philadelphia's Main Line. Currently, he resides with his family in Greenwich, CT. In addition to AmericA, Inc., Lentz has published five other literary novels -- For the Beauty of the Earth, Bloomsday, The Day Trader, Bourbon Street and The Silver King. He wrote a stage play, as an American sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses, entitled Bloomsday: A Tragicomedy, and has adapted his novel, AmericA, Inc., for the stage. Lentz has published a volume of poetry, Old Greenwich Odes, and is a Member of the Academy of American Poets. His collected literary works have published in a volume entitled Essential Lentz. He has served Bates College as an Alumnus-in-Admissions (18 years), the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Ad Club, the Philadelphia Mayor's Council for Literacy, Stamford-Greenwich Literacy Volunteers of America, Healing the Children (Board), Midnight Run for New York City Homeless, Hurricane Katrina JazzAid: New Orleans (Founder), Hope + Heroes Children's Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation for Children's Cancer Research and as a Volunteer in St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero. He is a Member of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.
- Author(s)David B Lentz
- Date of Publication14/05/2007
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight485 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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