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 Imall about my lopsided, self-defining tale. HowI came to be me, not you, how Im shaping mefor you, the way my posse and other nativeinformants 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 isthirty-eight. Hes a cultural anthropologist, anethnographer of family photographs, a wryspeculator about images. From childhood, hisown familys idiosyncrasies, perversities, andpathologies propel Zeke, until love lost sends himspiraling out of control in Europe. Back in theU.S.A., he finds unexpected solace in the imageof a notable nineteenth-century relative, CloverHooper Adams. Zeke embarks on a project,MEN IN QUOTES, focusing his anthropologicallens on his own kind: the New Man, born underthe sign of feminism. All the old models ofmasculinity are broken. How are you differentfrom your father? Zeke asks his male subjects.What do you expect from women? What doesZeke expect from himself? And what will thereader expect of Zekeis he a Don Quixote,Holden Caulfield, Underground Man, or Stranger?
Kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic, comic,tragic, and philosophical, Men and Apparitionsshowcases Lynne Tillman not only as a brilliantlyoriginal novelist but also as one of our mostprominent contemporary thinkers on art, culture, and society.