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Typewriters Bombs Jellyfish: Essays

Tom McCarthy.
Item #: D11976
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 288 / 2017
Publisher: NYRB
ISBN: 9781681370866
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One of the most original and challenging novelists at work today, Tom McCarthy is also a unique essayist, ranging over literary, cultural, and scientific topics with ease. In the 15 essays here, McCarthy finds new reasons to read James Joyce's Ulysses and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, while considering the paintings of Gerhard Richter, the movies of David Lynch, and the peculiar sex appeal of Patty Hearst. Here too are ponderings on the weather considered as a form of media, the jellyfish that are gumming up the machinery of commerce and military domination, and artist Ed Ruscha's Royal Road Test—a photographic documentation of the debris of a typewriter hurled from the window of a moving car.

 

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