Speedboat

Speedboat

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Speedboat by Renata Adler

Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

When Speedboat burst on the scene in the late ’70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Above all, there was its voice, ambivalent, curious, wry, the voice of Jen Fain, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Party guests, taxi drivers, brownstone dwellers, professors, journalists, presidents, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it.
       
A touchstone over the years for writers as different as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Hardwick, Speedboat returns to enthrall a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590176139
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Series: NYRB Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 166,761
Product dimensions: 4.96(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Renata Adler was born in Milan and raised in Connecticut. She received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr, an M.A. from Harvard, a D.d’E.S. from the Sorbonne, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an LL.D. (honorary) from Georgetown. Adler became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1963 and, except for a year as the chief film critic of The New York Times, remained at The New Yorker for the next four decades. Her books include A Year in the Dark (1969); Toward a Radical Middle (1970); Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time (1986); Canaries in the Mineshaft (2001); Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker (1999); Irreparable Harm: The U.S. Supreme Court and The Decision That Made George W. Bush President (2004); and the novels Speedboat (1976; winner of the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel) and Pitch Dark (1983).

Guy Trebay reports on culture for The New York Times. He was previously a columnist for The Village Voice and has written for The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Harper’s, Esquire, Grand Street, and other major publications. His work, twice honored with the Meyer Berger Award, presented by the Columbia University School of Journalism, has received numerous other awards, been widely anthologized, and was collected in In The Place to Be: Guy
Trebay’s New York
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Speedboat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lana3 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS FANTASTIC!! WITTY BRILLIANT !!A MUST READ !!! THERE IS ONLY ONE WRITER IN THE WORLD WHO CAN PUT WORDS TOGETHER LIKE THIS  RENATA ADLER----- INSIGHTFUL,  FUN AND FILLED WITH INTENSE LIFE AND FEELING
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BobJ More than 1 year ago
I put it down after 50 or 60 pages. The book is made up of a series anecdotes or experiences related by the author. I somehow thought there would be some sort of thread tying them together. It must be me....
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