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  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781681370866
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.99
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Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish

Essays



Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish is Tom McCarthy’s own selection of the best of the essays he has published over more than a decade in such places as The Believer and the London Review of Books. It includes essays on writers, of course (Laurence Sterne, Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and Kathy Acker among them), but also on Gerhard Richter, David Lynch, and Sonic Youth—and all of them are written with the same stylish and provocative flare that made McCarthy’s Remainder such a hit. This is an indispensable introduction to the mind and work of one of today’s most brilliant and controversial novelists.

  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781681370866
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is the author of Tintin and the Secret of Literature and three internationally celebrated novels: Remainder, Men in Space and, most recently, C, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Windham-Campbell Literature Prize by Yale University. His creation, in 1999, of the International Necronautical Society has led to installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, from Tate Britain and the ICA in London to The Drawing Center in New York.

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Praise for Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish

“McCarthy’s fiction and nonfiction aim to skewer an ideology of authenticity that is fed and watered by a certain humanist conception of literature.” —Simon Critchley “McCarthy’s crisp, clean prose is stimulating, his concepts original and his visual imagery powerful.” —Layla Sanai, The Independent

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