Speedboat

Author: Renata Adler
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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9781590176139
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : March 2013
  • : 29.99
  • : March 2013
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  • : books

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  • : 200
  • : Renata Adler
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  • : Paperback
Barcode 9781590176139
9781590176139

Description

"It has been more than thirty-five years since Renata Adler’s Speedboatcharged through the literary establishment, blasting genre walls and pointing the way for a newly liberated way of writing. This unclassifiable work is simultaneously novel, memoir, commonplace book, confession, and critique. It is the story of every man and woman cursed with too much consciousness and too little comprehension, and it is the story of Jen Fein, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Her voice is cuttingly perceptive, darkly funny, and always fiercely intelligent as she breaks narrative convention to send dispatches back from the world as she finds it. This new edition of Speedboatwill include an interview between Renata Adler and Guy Trebay discussing the genesis and composition of the book. enata Adler's collage novel Speedboatcaptivates by its jagged and frenetic changes of pitch and tone and voice. She confides, reflects, tells a story, aphorizes, undercuts the aphorism, then undercuts that. If she's cryptic in one paragraph, she's clear in the next. She changes subjects like a brilliant schizophrenic, making irration