Machine Dreams

Machine Dreams

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A succession of voices, evoking a broad spectrum of experiences, emotions, relationships, and historical eras, captures the inexorable movement of one American family toward dissolution amid the turmoil of the Vietnam controversyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 052524252X
  • 9780525242529

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"A beautifully patterned novel . . . an enduring literary achievement . . . astonishing."—The New York Times"Machine Dreams, in its wisdom and its compassionate, utterly unsentimental rendering of the American condition, will rank as one of the great books of [the] decade. Jayne Anne Phillips is a blessing."—Robert Stone"An intensely Ameican, beautifully written first novel. . . . It carries the strength of myth, and yet is utterly of our times."—The Wall Street Journalshow more

About Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of three novels, MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, DoubleTake, and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. Her new novel, Lark and Termite, is forthcoming from Knopf.show more

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534 ratings
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4 35% (188)
3 30% (158)
2 8% (42)
1 2% (13)
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