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Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy

Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays
Title
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Tom McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Essays on literature, pop culture, and more from the cult novelist and critic Tom McCarthy Fifteen brilliant essays written over as many years provide a map of the sensibility and critical intelligence of Tom McCarthy, one of the most original and challenging novelists at work today. Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish explores a wide range of subjects, from the weather considered as a form of media, to the paintings of Gerhard Richter and the movies of David Lynch, to Patty Hearst as revolutionary sex goddess, to the still-radical implications of established masterpieces such as Ulysses (how do you write after it?), Tristram Shandy, and the unsung junky genius Alexander Trocchi's darkly beautiful Cain's Book. The longer "Recessional" examines the place of time in writing--how writing makes a new time of its own, a time apart from institutional time--while the startling "Nothing Will Have Taken Place" moves from Mallarme and Don DeLillo to the ball mastery of Zidane to look at how art, whether that of a poet, novelist, or athlete, destroys given codes of meaning and behavior, returning them to play. Certain points of reference recur with dreamlike insistence--among them the artist Ed Ruscha's Royal Road Test, a photographic documentation of the roadside debris of a Royal typewriter hurled from the window of a traveling car; the great blooms of jellyfish that are filling the oceans and gumming up the machinery of commerce and military domination--and the question throughout is: How can art explode the restraining conventions of so-called realism, whether aesthetic or political, to engage in the active reinvention of the world?"--
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1969 May 22-
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McCarthy, Tom
Dewey number
824/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.C369
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The prosthetic imagination of David Lynch
  • From feedback to reflux: Kafka's cybernetics of revolt
  • The geometry of the pressant
  • Stabbing the olive : Jean-Philippe Toussaint
  • On Dodgem jockeys
  • Nothing will have taken place except the place
  • Semiconnected thoughts on Michel de Certeau, on Kawara, fly fishing, and various other things
  • Kathy Acker's infidel heteroglossia
  • Introduction: the coming goo
  • Meteomedia, or why London's weather is in the middle of everything
  • Why Ulysses matters
  • Kool thing, or why I want to fuck Patty Hearst
  • Get real, or what jellyfish have to tell us about literature
  • Tristram Shandy: on balls and planes
  • Recessional, or the time of the hammer
  • Blurring the sublime: on Gerhard Richter
Control code
ocn956957474
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781681370866
Lccn
2017003888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725906
  • (Sirsi) 1725906
  • (OCoLC)956957474
Label
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays, Tom McCarthy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The prosthetic imagination of David Lynch
  • From feedback to reflux: Kafka's cybernetics of revolt
  • The geometry of the pressant
  • Stabbing the olive : Jean-Philippe Toussaint
  • On Dodgem jockeys
  • Nothing will have taken place except the place
  • Semiconnected thoughts on Michel de Certeau, on Kawara, fly fishing, and various other things
  • Kathy Acker's infidel heteroglossia
  • Introduction: the coming goo
  • Meteomedia, or why London's weather is in the middle of everything
  • Why Ulysses matters
  • Kool thing, or why I want to fuck Patty Hearst
  • Get real, or what jellyfish have to tell us about literature
  • Tristram Shandy: on balls and planes
  • Recessional, or the time of the hammer
  • Blurring the sublime: on Gerhard Richter
Control code
ocn956957474
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781681370866
Lccn
2017003888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725906
  • (Sirsi) 1725906
  • (OCoLC)956957474

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