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More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers

by Jonathan Lethem

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. Jonathan Lethem has written a love letter to his favorite books and authors. In this soon to be released title, he presents a new collection of essays that celebrates a life spent in books. Lethem writes with equal insight into classic writers, modern masters, graphic novelists, and science fiction authors. This is not simply an essay collection. It collects intimate interviews, previously unpublished essays, introductions to both monumental and overlooked writers, transcripts and anecdotes to create a wholly immersive, dynamic, satisfying volume on writing. More Alive and Less Lonely shares Lethem’s infectious love for books of all kinds.
Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels and two essay collections. He is a recipient of the Nation Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and a MacArthur Fellowship. He has had work appear in many publications including The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Esquire.
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"A collection of bestselling, NBCC prize-winning author Jonathan Lethem's finest writing on the subject of writers and writing. A readerly wake-up call from one of America's finest and most acclaimed working writers. Picking up where his NBCC Award finalist collection The Ecstasy of Influence left off, More Alive and Less Lonely collects more than a decade of Lethem's finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including: impassioned appeals for forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp essays, and personal accounts of his most extraordinary literary encounters and discoveries. Only Lethem, with his love of cult favorites and the canon alike, can write with equal insight about the stories of modern masters like Lorrie Moore and Salman Rushdie, graphic novelist Chester Brown, science fiction outlier Philip K. Dick, and classic icons like Moby-Dick. Edited by novelist Christopher Boucher (Golden Delicious), More Alive and Less Lonely deserves a place on every serious reader's bookshelf. Lethem's joyful approach to literature will inspire you to dive back into your favorite books and then point you towards what to read next"--… (more)

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