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The Resource The invented part, Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden

The invented part, Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden

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The invented part
Title
The invented part
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Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
""A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room."--Jonathan Lethem. An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity -- a meta-writer -- capable of rewriting reality. With biting humor and a propulsive, contagious style, amid the accelerated particles of his characteristic obsessions -- the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the music of Pink Floyd and The Kinks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the links between great art and the lives of the artists who create it -- Fresan takes us on a whirlwind tour of writers and muses, madness and genius, friendships, broken families, and alternate realities, exploring themes of childhood, loss, memory, aging, and death. Drawing inspiration from the scope of modern classics and the structural pyrotechnics of the postmodern masters, the Argentine once referred to as "a pop Borges" delivers a powerful defense of great literature, a celebration of reading and writing, of the invented parts -- the stories we tell ourselves to give shape to our world. Rodrigo Fresan is the author of nine books of fiction that together compose an expansive, interconnected fictional universe -- a complex system of storylines, resonances, and self-reference that call to mind the works of David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, and Roberto Bolano. Will Vanderhyden received fellowships from the NEA and Lannan Foundation to work on The Invented Part"--
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1963-
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Fresan, Rodrigo
Dewey number
863/.64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
"First published in Argentina as La parte inventada"--Title page verso
LC call number
PQ7798.16.R395
LC item number
P3713 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Vanderhyden, Will
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  • Authors
  • Higgs bosons
  • Storytelling
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Reality
  • FICTION
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Authors
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Higgs bosons
  • Reality
  • Storytelling
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The invented part, Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn959035851
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
552 pages
Isbn
9781940953564
Lccn
2016057885
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (Sirsi) 1727518
  • (Sirsi) 1727518
  • (OCoLC)959035851
Label
The invented part, Rodrigo Fresán ; translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959035851
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
552 pages
Isbn
9781940953564
Lccn
2016057885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1727518
  • (Sirsi) 1727518
  • (OCoLC)959035851

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