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"It has been more than thirty-five years since Renata Adler's Speedboat, Winner of the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel, charged through the literary establishment, blasting genre walls and pointing the way for a newly liberated way of writing. This unclassifiable work is simultaneously novel, memoir, commonplace book, confession, and critique. It is the story of every man and woman cursed with too much consciousness and too little comprehension, and it is the story of Jen Fein, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Her voice is searching, cuttingly perceptive, and darkly funny as she breaks narrative convention to send dispatches back from the world as she finds it"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781590176139
Branch Call Number: FIC Adle
Characteristics: 177 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 21, 2018

A funny, quotable novel from the 1976. Dry as a good Champagne. Like her contemporaries Joan Didion and Roland Barthes, Adler has a talent for aphorism, coupled with wry, Austen-like observations of her class of Americans at home and abroad.

Dec 04, 2016

Stream of consciousness can only take a reader so far, no matter how well crafted the pieces are. Did not finish the book.


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