Men And Apparitions (eBook)
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Lynne Tillman lends her remarkable talents to answer questions about today's obsession with images. Through the eyes of cultural anthropologist Ezekiel Hooper Stark, she asks: What is behind the human drive to create, remake, and keep images?"Bustle, 1 of 15 Best Fiction Books of March 2018 to Kick Off Your Spring Reading
The universe heaves with laughter, and Im all about my lopsided, self-defining tale. How I came to be me, not you, how Im shaping me for you, the way my posse and other native informants do for me, how Im shape-shifting. Im telling you that Im telling you; my self ismy field . . .
The time is now, and Ezekiel Hooper Stark is thirty-eight. Hes a cultural anthropologist, an ethnographer of family photographs, a wry speculator about images. From childhood, his own familys idiosyncrasies, perversities, and pathologies propel Zeke, until love lost sends him spiraling out of control in Europe. Back in the U.S.A., he finds unexpected solace in the image of a notable nineteenth-century relative, Clover Hooper Adams. Zeke embarks on a project, MEN IN QUOTES, focusing his anthropological lens on his own kind: the New Man, born under the sign of feminism. All the old models of masculinity are broken. How are you different from your father? Zeke asks his male subjects. What do you expect from women? What does Zeke expect from himself? And what will the reader expect of Zekeis he a Don Quixote, Holden Caulfield, Underground Man, or Stranger?
Kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic, comic, tragic, and philosophical,Men and Apparitions showcases Lynne Tillman not only as a brilliantly original novelist but also as one of our most prominent contemporary thinkers on art, culture, and society.