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Lonesome Rangers: Homeless Minds, Promised Lands, Fugitive Cultures
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date February 1, 2002
Pages 318
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565846944
ISBN-10 156584694X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $27.95
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Offers twenty-seven varied essays exploring contemporary writers and the 'literature of exile.' (view table of contents)
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John Leonard, “the fastest wit in the East” (The New York Times Book Review), is back with the offbeat, wide-ranging style that earned his last book, When the Kissing Had to Stop, a place among the Voice Literary Supplement’s “25 Favorites of 1999.” Now, with an eye to the social and political experience of writers, Leonard adopts a broad definition of exile.

He addresses Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, where exile manifests itself in solitary bowling, a reflection of a declining sense of community. He considers Salman Rushdie as rock’n’roll Orpheus, who—after ten years in fatwa-enforced exile—bears a striking resemblance to his continually disappearing characters. And Leonard also explores Primo Levi’s exile of survival, Bruce Chatwin’s self-imposed exile in travel, as well as the work of Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Phillip Roth, Barbara Kingsolver, and Don DeLillo, among others.

As always, Leonard’s writing jumps off the page, engaging the reader in what the Washington Post calls his “laugh-out-loud magic with words.”




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9781565846944 | details & prices | 318 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Offers twenty-seven varied essays exploring contemporary writers and the 'literature of exile.
Paperback
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With Robert L. Goodman | 4th edition from Tab Books (November 1, 1995); titled "Maintaining and Repairing Vcr''s"
9780070242005 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $24.95
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