10:04 (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2015-06-25
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for Folio Prize 2015 (UK)
Förlag
Granta Books
Dimensioner
198 x 130 x 17 mm
Vikt
186 g
ISBN
9781847088932
10:04 (häftad)

10:04

A Novel

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2015-06-25
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Shortlisted for the Folio Prize Internationally celebrated by critics and readers alike A dazzling and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire In the past year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. Now, in a New York of increasingly frequent superstorms and political unrest, he must reckon with his biological mortality, the possibility of a literary afterlife, and the prospect of (unconventional) fatherhood in a city that might soon be under water. In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called 'hilarious... cracklingly intelligent... and original in every sentence', Lerner's new novel charts an exhilarating course through the contemporary landscape of sex, friendship, memory, art and politics, and captures what it is like to be alive right now. 'Brilliant... Contemplative and tender... I doubt I'll read a finer novel this year' - Sunday Telegraph 'Reading Ben Lerner gives me the tingle at the base of my spine that happens whenever I encounter a writer of true originality. He is a courageous, immensely intelligent artist who panders to no one and yet is a delight to read. Anyone interested in serious contemporary literature should read Ben Lerner, and 10:04 is the perfect place to start' - Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Marriage Plot
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[10:04 is] contemplative and tender... Out of the ephemera of everyday life, Lerner has created a work of great artifice, knitted together by dozens of images... I doubt I'll read a finer novel this year -- Jonathan Beckman * Telegraph * Lerner writes with a poet's attention to language... Brilliant -- Hari Kunzru * New York Times Book Review * Brilliant... Contemplative and tender... I doubt I'll read a finer novel this year' * Sunday Telegraph ***** * Dazzling [and] absorbing... This is an extremely funny book, and a political one... It is filled with moments of transcendence and glimpses of alternative ways of being and perceiving -- Catherine O'Flynn * Guardian * Lerner carries off his conceit with aplomb, thanks to his intelligence, seriousness and gift for social satire -- Neville Hawcock * Financial Times * Reading Ben Lerner gives me the tingle at the base of my spine that happens whenever I encounter a writer of true originality. He is a courageous, immensely intelligent artist who panders to no one and yet is a delight to read. Anyone interested in serious contemporary literature should read Ben Lerner, and 10:04 is the perfect place to start -- Jeffrey Eugenides, author * The Marriage Plot * Ben Lerner is a brilliant novelist, and one unafraid to make of the novel something truly new. 10:04 is a work of endless wit, pleasure, relevance, and vitality -- Rachel Kushner, author * The Flamethrowers * It's clear Ben Lerner is stupendously, murderously talented. 10:04 is clever, strange, funny and original -- Joe Dunthorne, author * Wild Abandon * [10:04] is an extremely funny book [and] Lerner is a gripping storyteller... [A] dazzling, absorbing novel -- Catherine O'Flynn * Guardian * Luminous, intelligent, poignant, and funny... 10:04 is a rare achievement. This is only Lerner's second novel, and yet to talk about mere "promise" seems insufficient. Even if he writes nothing else for the rest of his life, this is a book that belongs to the future -- Giles Harvey * New York Review of Books * A generous, provocative, ambitious Chinese box of a novel... a near-perfect piece of literature, written with the full force of Lerner's intellectual, aesthetic, and empathetic powers, which are as considerable as they are vitalizing... A magnum opus * LA Times * A sneakily visionary novel masquerading as a comic one. The world Ben Lerner describes is recognizably ours. Why then is it so thrilling and unnerving to wander through it? -- Jenny Offill, author * Dept. of Speculation * Lerner captures in often beautiful and sometimes hilarious style the rhythms, dissonances, and ambiguities of New York City... Lerner pulls this complex effort off with verve and a keen satiric eye and ear. This is a modern, very New York, and unique literary novel * Booklist * In stunningly hypnotic prose... this masterful, at times dizzying novel re-evaluates not just what fiction can do but what it is. Hilarious and incisive... [it] achieves brilliance, at once a study of how fiction functions and an expansive catalog of life * Time Out NY ***** * Lerner packs so much brilliance and humor into each episode... Ingenious * Wall Street Journal * Lerner is among the most interesting young American novelists at present... In his books, little happens, yet everything happens. Small moments come steeped in vertiginous magic... A constantly vivid observer of the world [...] we come to relish seeing the world through [his] eyes * New York Times * A rich, sophisticated novel ... Brilliant * New Republic * A funny, deeply observational metafictional romp * Entertainment Weekly * Lerner's work is an ever-expanding universe... like the light from a dead star, 10:04 will illuminate you to yourself for a long time to come * National Post * Lerner spans high- and lowbrow effortlessly... As much as I adored Leaving the Atocha Station, 10:04 is an improvement on those ideas in every single way. The book is more ambitious, more intelligent, and, somehow, ev

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Born in Kansas in 1979, BEN LERNER is the author of three books of poetry, The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Munster State Prize for International Poetry. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College. His first novel was Leaving the Atocha Station.