The Resource Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem

Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem

Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories
Title
Lucky Alan
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jonathan Lethem's third collection of stories uncovers a father's nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in "Pending Vegan"; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in "Traveler Home"; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in "Procedure in Plain Air"; and a crumbling, haunted "blog" on a seaside cliff in "The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear." Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting. As in his celebrated novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live. Devoted fans of Lethem will recognize familiar themes: the anxiety of influence taken to reductio ad absurdum in "The King of Sentences"; a hapless, horny outsider summoning bravado in "The Porn Critic"; characters from forgotten comics stranded on a desert island in "Their Back Pages." As always in Lethem, humor and poignancy work in harmony, humans strive desperately for connection, words find themselves misaligned to deeds, and the sentences are glorious" --
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Cataloging source
RV8
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Lethem, Jonathan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
short stories
Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lucky Alan -- The king of sentences -- Traveler home -- Procedure in plain air -- Their back pages -- The porn critic -- The empty room -- The dreaming jaw, the salivating ear -- Pending vegan
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780385539814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn891155835
  • 696105
Label
Lucky Alan : and other stories, Jonathan Lethem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lucky Alan -- The king of sentences -- Traveler home -- Procedure in plain air -- Their back pages -- The porn critic -- The empty room -- The dreaming jaw, the salivating ear -- Pending vegan
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780385539814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn891155835
  • 696105

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