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The Resource Lost for words : a novel, Edward St. Aubyn

Lost for words : a novel, Edward St. Aubyn

Label
Lost for words : a novel
Title
Lost for words
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edward St. Aubyn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times) Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Ecstatic praise came from a wide range of admirers, from literary superstars such as Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons such as Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously smart send-up of a certain major British literary award. The judges on the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature must get through hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year. Meanwhile, a host of writers are desperate for Elysian attention: the brilliant writer and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Things go terribly wrong when Katherine's publisher accidentally submits a cookery book in place of her novel; one of the judges finds himself in the middle of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to learn his book isn't on the short list, seeks revenge. Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously entertaining satire that cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda"--
Summary
The judges on the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature must get through hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year. Meanwhile, a host of writers are desperate for Elysian attention: the brilliant writer and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Things go terribly wrong when Katherine?s publisher accidentally submits a cookery book in place of her novel; one of the judges finds himself in the middle of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to learn his book isn?t on the short list, seeks revenge. From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition.
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Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302223
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lost for words : a novel, Edward St. Aubyn
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/291/9780374280291/image/lgcover.9780374280291.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
865543936
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780374280291
Lccn
2013048089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865543936
Label
Lost for words : a novel, Edward St. Aubyn
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/291/9780374280291/image/lgcover.9780374280291.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
865543936
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780374280291
Lccn
2013048089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865543936

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