Publish date: September 5th 2013
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Nutshell: surly New York leftists re-enact simulacrum of bourgeois family drama.The presentation annoyed me immediately because it focuses on the koestlerian details of picayune totalitarianism--how one fr’instance “could get exiled from the cause for blowing your nose or blinking at suspicious int...
Title: Dissident Gardens Who wrote it? Jonathan Lethem, the brilliant, wonderful author of Motherless Brooklyn, one of my favorite books. Plot in a Box: A communist Jewish family in all its fucked up glory endures through the 20th Century. Invent a new title for this book : Holy Hell, Is THIS ...
Put this one on your to-read list!Lethem creates a masterful portrait of communist Queens, pre-gentrified Brooklyn, and dirty Manhattan in this beautiful homage to the characters who bring the city to life. Good or bad, the population of his homeland is always determined to make the world different...