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Riassunto: In his fifth collection of stories, Gordon Lish once again demonstrates his intelligence, passion, and gift for language. Through these pieces and the spaces within them, the reader learns what occupies the fictional Lish, and, in essence, everyone.
From Publishers Weekly:
Lish has gone through many literary incarnations. Fiction editor at Esquire in the '70s, he famously mentored Raymond Carver; then he flourished as a Knopf editor and writing teacher who himself writes experimental and on-the-edge fiction (Dear Mr. Capote, etc.). In his latest collection, he definitely falls off that edge. His guiding principle is revealed at the beginning of "Louche with You," one of the 16 pieces here: 'You got some time? Because there's some stuff I'm getting off my chest. That's how come I'm doing this. It's this stuff." Indeed, this is sheer stuff, maddeningly vague, meandering from pointless beginnings to pointless endings. The first piece proper, "Ground," concerns a habit from "Gordon's" childhood: making a walking man figure out of his thumb, index and middle fingers. Lish explores whether he used to make this figure fly or not. Throughout the collection, the reader's attention is drawn to similarly trivial matters. In "The Positions," the narrator tells us that the best thing in his life is removing lint from the clothes dryer. In "Man on the Go," we move to the washing machine, which is broken. In this piece there are flashes of real writing--the narrator's wife has just died (an event Lish has described in previous work), and the washing machine has also died. Since most of the stories involve descriptions of almost ineffable acts (for instance, a man seeing his fianc?e lean her head a certain way), we expect that the occasion, as in poetry, will be used to construct impressive verbal artifacts. Instead, Lish offers repetitive passages dependent upon vague pronouns and cliches, failing to infuse his prose with any urgency. This isn't Beckett, this is just one thing after another--and that is the difference between skipping a rock across a pool and throwing pebbles into it.
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Titolo: Krupp's Lulu (Lish, Gordon)
Casa editrice: Four Walls Eight Windows
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10169050
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP13134999
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1568581548
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. A very clean copy with mild shelf wear to the covers/dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 000174
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows (2000), New York, 2000. hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: fine. first printing, as stated. Octavo, 191 pages. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. Publicity sheet laid in. 040414A. Codice libro della libreria 000015649
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Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1568581548
Descrizione libro Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111568581548