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- DescriptionThis book shows the development of Jonathan Lethem's imagination through the movies, comics and books he read as a child - it is a rich mixture of personal memories and cultural commentaries. In the title piece, a letter from his aunt (a children's book author) spurs a meditation on the value of writing workshops, the role and influence of reviews, and the uncomfortable fraternity of writers. In 'Defending The Searchers ', Lethem explains how a passion for the classic John Wayne Western became occasion for a series of minor humiliations. In Identifying with Your Parents , an excavation of childhood love for superhero comics expands to cover a whole range of nostalgia for a previous generation's cultural artefacts. And 13/1977/21 , which begins by recounting the summer he saw Star Wars twenty-one times, 'slipping past ushers who'd begun to recognize me...' becomes a meditation on the sorrow and solace of the solitary moviegoer.
- Author BiographyJonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestselling The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named 'Novel of the Year' by Esquire. He is also the author of two short story collections, Men and Cartoons and The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye, and the editor of The Vintage Book of Amnesia. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Maine.
- Author(s)Jonathan Lethem
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication07/07/2005
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight160 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain
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