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The Disappointment Artist: and Other Essays
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 14, 2006
Pages 149
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400076819
ISBN-10 1400076811
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Blending elements of reminiscence and cultural commentary, the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn presents a series of imaginative essays that address a wide range of cultural obsessions, in such works as 'Defending The Searchers,' 'Identifying with Your Parents,' and '13/1977/21,' about the summer he saw Star Wars twenty-one times. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings as a writer. The Disappointment Artist is a series of windows onto the collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that formed Lethem’s richly imaginative, searingly honest perspective on life. A touching, deeply perceptive portrait of a writer in the making.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385512176
 
from Doubleday (March 15, 2005)
9780385512176 | details & prices | 149 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Blending elements of reminiscence and cultural commentary, the author presents a series of imaginative essays that address a wide range of cultural obsessions.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781400076819
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (March 14, 2006); titled "The Disappointment Artist: and Other Essays"
9781400076819 | details & prices | 149 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Blending elements of reminiscence and cultural commentary, the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn presents a series of imaginative essays that address a wide range of cultural obsessions, in such works as 'Defending The Searchers,' 'Identifying with Your Parents,' and '13/1977/21,' about the summer he saw Star Wars twenty-one times.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Abridged edition from Random House (March 15, 2005)
9780739314913 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Blending elements of reminiscence and cultural commentary, the author presents a series of imaginative essays that address a wide range of cultural obsessions.

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