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    DescriptionLynne Tillman's previous novels have won her both popular approval and critical praise from such literary heavyweights as Edmund White and Colm Toibin. With "American Genius, " her first novel since 1998's "No Lease on Life, " she shows what might happen if Jane Austen were writing in 21st-century America. Employing her trademark crystalline prose and intricate, hypnotic sentences, Tillman fashions a microcosm of American democracy: a scholarly colony functioning like Melville's "Pequod." In this otherworld, competing values -- rationality and irrationality, generosity and selfishness, love and lust, shame and honor -- collide through a witty narrative, cycling through such disparate tropes as skin disease, chair design, and Manifest Destiny. All this is folded into the narrator's memories and emotional life, culminating in a seance that may offer escape and transcendence -- or perhaps nothing. Grand and minute, elegiac and hilarious, Lynne Tillman expands the possibilities of the American novel in this dazzling read.


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    Title
    American Genius
    Subtitle
    A Comedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynne Tillman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933368443
    ISBN 10: 1933368446
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    DC22: 812/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3570.I42 A84 2006
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    15 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley