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The Collapsing Frontier (Outspoken Authors)

The Collapsing Frontier (Outspoken Authors)

ISBN: 9781629634883
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Jonathan Lethem. Okay. Instead of emerging from post-modern genre into mainstream, Lethem pulled it along with him, transforming not only SF and detective fiction but the mainstream itself. He is one of the principal makers of modern American literature.

His personal mix of fiction, memoir, exegesis, and insight is at work in this unique volume, as he attends the christening of a literary warship, as it is launched into what appears to be, even promises to be, the sea; costumes America's first nerd superhero; bathes in the light of a fantasist powered by darkness; and celebrates the success of an author who despises those who welcomed him.


Two short stories. One from last year's New Yorker, about vehicular and manifest destiny, time travel, colonialism, Oklahoma wizardry, and the like. And another, written especially for this book, which is all about what the other is not.

And Featuring: our Outspoken Interview in which the power of vanity plates, the lifespan of Genius itself, and the surprise guests at your own funeral are revealed.

Also included is a Secret Bibliography exclusively for our readers.

"You can't be deep without a surface." --Jonathan Lethem

PM's OUTSPOKEN AUTHORS series invites today's edgiest, most entertaining, and uncompromising writers to present their most provocative work in a stunning new format designed to fit your pocket and stretch your mind.

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