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Jonathan Lethem's Lucky Alan and Other Stories

I have read some remarkable collections of short stories this year.

The best is Jonathan Lethem’s Lucky Alan and Other Stories.

Readers of this blog will know that Lethem is my favorite American writer.  548 more words

‘Lucky Alan’ by Jonathan Lethem

‘Lucky Alan’ by Jonathan Lethem, stories (2015) – 157 pages

Jonathan Lethem in ‘Lucky Alan’, his latest collection of stories, proves to be the Rod Serling (Twilight Zone) of modern-day writers.  434 more words

Book Reviews

Lethem's Methods & Materials

While you’re composing your own pla(y)giarisms, keep in mind the methods and materials Lethem used to compose his own essay. Here are the ones you came up with in class:

Jonathan Lethem

Preview Review: 'Lucky Alan'

 Author
Jonathan Lethem

Publication Date
February 24, 2015

Synopsis
A collection of short stories.

High Points
Short fiction is a difficult beast to tame as its success depends on so many factors.   149 more words

Lucky Alan | Jonathan Lethem

The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form.

Jonathan Lethem’s third collection of stories uncovers a father’s nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in “Pending Vegan”; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in “Traveler Home”; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in “Procedure in Plain Air”; and a crumbling, haunted “blog” on a seaside cliff in “The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear.” Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting. 105 more words

Men's Lifestyle

The Conflicting Inquiries of Plagerism

If reusing others works was illegal, what would the world be like. There would be no Twilight because Dracula came first, no Cars because Thomas the Train, and no Harry Potter because of all the medieval wizarding literature. 390 more words

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The Copycat Culture

After reading Harris’ chapter titled Forwarding, and Lethem’s The Ecstasy of Influence, it became apparent that both authors can agree that artistic works, specifically those of the written variety, are the culmination of years of outside influences made upon the creator of the new piece. 483 more words

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