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Mobile (Paperback)

By Author : Michel Butor  Translator : Richard Howard  Introduction By : John D Agata 
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Considered by many to be his greatest book, Michel Butor's Mobile is the result of the six months the author spent traveling across America. The text is composed from a wide range of materials, including city names, road signs, advertising slogans, catalog listings, newspaper accounts of the 1893 World's Fair, Native American writings, and the history of the "Freedomland" theme park. Butor weaves bits and pieces from these diverse sources into a collage resembling an abstract painting (the book is dedicated to Jackson Pollack) or a patchwork quilt that by turns is both humorous and quite disturbing. This "travelogue" captures--in both a textual and visual way--the energy and contradictions of American life and history.

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Title: Mobile
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Author: Michel Butor
Translator: Richard Howard
Introduction By: John D Agata
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 156478343X
EAN: 9781564783431
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 319
Publish Date: 2004-8-1
Binding: Paperback
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