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A Strange Commonplace Gilbert Sorrentino 1566891825 9781566891820 Sorrentino [is] a writer like no other. Hes learned, companionable, ribald, brave, mathematical, at once virtuosic and somehow without ego. Sorrentinos books break
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A Strange Commonplace by Gilbert Sorrentino

Sorrentino [is] a writer like no other. Hes learned, companionable, ribald, brave, mathematical, at once virtuosic and somehow without ego. Sorrentinos books break free of the routine that inevitably accompanies traditional narrative and through a passionate renunciation shine with an unforgiving, yet cleansing, light.-Jeffrey Eugenides For decades, Gilbert Sorrentino has remained a unique figure in our literature. He reminds us that fiction lives because artists make it. _To the novel-everyones novel-Sorrentino brings honor, tradition, and relentless passion.-Don DeLillo Borrowing its title from a William Carlos Williams poem, A Strange Commonplace lays bare the secrets and dreams of characters whose lives are intertwined by coincidence and necessity, possessions and experience. Ensnared in a jungle of city streets and suburban bedroom communities from the boozy 1950s to the culturally vacuous present, lines blur between families and acquaintances, violence and love, hope and despair. As fathers try to connect with their children, as writers struggle for credibility, as wives walk out, and an old man plays Russian roulette with a deck of cards, their stories resonate with poignancy and savage humor-familiar, tragic, and cathartic. Gilbert Sorrentino is the author of more than 30 books, including Little Casino, finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. A critical and influential figure in postmodern American literature, he is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and a Lannan Literary Award. His frequent appearances on Michael SilverblattsBookworm can be heard at www.kcrw.org. Once an editor at Grove Press, Sorrentino is professor emeritus at Stanford University and lives in Brooklyn.

Author: Gilbert Sorrentino

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 154

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Publication Date: 2006-05-01

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ISBN: 1566891825


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