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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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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Gilbert Sorrentino (1929-2006) is the most influential American novelist of the past forty years, and his work represents American fiction at its best and most daring. He was an editor for the literary magazines Neon and Kulcher, and later at Grove Press in the 1960s. He taught at Stanford University from 1982 to 1999. His novels include The Sky Changes, Steelwork, Aberration of Starlight, Mulligan Stew, and The Abyss of Human Illusion.

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