Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World
Product Number: EB00793724
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593763923
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice “Hilarious . . . A riotous success. Equal parts campus novel, buddy comedy and meditation on art-making under late capitalism, the novel is a hugely funny portrait of an egomaniac and his nebbish best friend.” —The Washington Post It's the end of summer 2003. George W. Bush has recently declared the mission in Iraq accomplished, the unemployment rate is at its highest in years, and Martha Stewart has just been indicted for insider trading. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Midwest, Troy Augustus Loudermilk (fair-haired, statuesque, charismatic) and his companion Harry Rego (definitely none of those things) step out of a silver Land Cruiser and onto the campus of The Seminars, America's most prestigious creative writing program, to which Loudermilk has recently been accepted for his excellence in poetry. Loudermilk, however, has never written a poem in his life. Wickedly entertaining, beguiling, layered, and sly, Loudermilk is a social novel for our time: a comedy of errors that deftly examines class, gender, and inheritance, and subverts our pieties about literature, authorship, art making, and the institutions that sustain them.

Author(s): Lucy Ives
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

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Author(s): Lucy Ives
Product Number DD47509
Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974980680

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