Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jonathan Lethem On His New Book, Sea World And Sci-Fi

HuffPost Arts & Books

jonathan lethem

"Lethem’s taut, darkly funny new collection, Lucky Alan, excels at creating moments of absurdity that exist not merely for their own sake, but on some level to expose our own tendency to accept the unacceptable, to live hypocritically, and to assuage our guilt with comforting words and superficialities rather than meaningful action. In a recent phone conversation with The Huffington Post, Lethem talked about the process of putting together Lucky Alan, the complex family history that inspires his writing, and his thoughts on marijuana legalization, Sea World and Guantanamo Bay." (Read more here)

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