Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

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by Gilbert Sorrentino
     
 

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Wildly comic and bitterly satiric, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things is Gilbert Sorrentino's ruthless, and timeless, attack on the New York art world of the 1950s and '60s. Among the best of Sorrentino's novels, Imaginative Qualities is also, quite simply, the best American novel ever written about writers and artists.

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Wildly comic and bitterly satiric, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things is Gilbert Sorrentino's ruthless, and timeless, attack on the New York art world of the 1950s and '60s. Among the best of Sorrentino's novels, Imaginative Qualities is also, quite simply, the best American novel ever written about writers and artists.

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"Has that air of astonished contempt that keeps true satire fresh forever." --Washington Post Book World

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this episodic 1971 novel, Sorrentino introduces writers and artists of the 1960s, characters representative of all creatives--the aimless, the successful, the failures and the sell-outs. ``The author's fury at it all is tempered . . . and augmented with compassion, understanding and wit,'' said PW. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564784704
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

In addition to his books of poetry and criticism, Gilbert Sorrentino is the author of fourteen novels, including Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, The Sky Changes, and Mulligan Stew. He has received numerous grants and awards throughout his career, including the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, two Guggenheim Fellowships, two NEA Fellowships and a Lannan Literary Award.

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