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Mobile Considered by many to be his greatest book Michael 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 includ

  • Title: Mobile
  • Author: Michel Butor Richard Howard
  • ISBN: 9781564783431
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mobile By Michel Butor Richard Howard, Considered by many to be his greatest book, Michael 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 tConsidered by many to be his greatest book, Michael 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 Pollock 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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    1. An exasperating caffeine rush of a novel, predating the Beats in their attempts to capture the mescaline cyclone of a trip around America In 1959, leading French avant garde writer Michel Butor brummed around the States one hopes in an open top Cadillac , collecting titbits of information for use in this freewheeling collage novel Butor stitches state names, trivia, long Thomas Jefferson passages, and all manner of inscrutable arcana to capture an America before the most miraculous decade in its [...]

    2. If you re really really really on a David Markson jag and want to stretch it out, this ll do Blinkered America as seen through the nouveau roman eyes of a driving Frog in all its trashy, neon glory May she rise again.

    3. How eerie to read the fruits of this avant garde French writer s 1959 road trip across America, the salvaged American words and documents, in light of the present atmosphere in the US As a Canadian I found it endlessly fascinating and insightful not to mention disturbing at times My review can be found at roughghosts 2017 02 07 ex

    4. perhaps the baby brother of stein s making of americans it isn t really a fiction it isn t quite a history it is what it calls itself a representation of the united states so here it is then, on paper.

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