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Lethem, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 177 works in 930 publications in 20 languages and 33,658 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Urban fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Film noir  Film adaptations  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Creator, wat, zxx, Narrator, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3562.E8544, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

91 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Essrog has always respected Frank Minna, who helped him out when he was young, and when Frank is found dead, Lionel and his friends, the Minna Men, scour the streets of Brooklyn in search of the killer
The fortress of solitude : a novel by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

80 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their friendship compromised by the belief systems of the racially charged 1970s, Dylan Ebdus and Mungus Rude share a series of misadventures based on their mutual obsession with comic book heroes
Dissident gardens : a novel by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

45 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers--an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem's superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose's suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village. Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose's aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam's (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass--from the parlor communism of the '30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged '70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment--we come to understand through Lethem's extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal. Brilliantly constructed as it weaves across time and among characters, Dissident Gardens is riotous and haunting, satiric and sympathetic--and a joy to read"--
Chronic city : a novel by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires and lies. Chase lives off residuals earned as a child star, living a life of cloistered ease, until a pop critic with a conspiratorial counter cultural savvy forces him to confront the answer to several mysteries tightly intertwined within the tragic fabric of the city itself
Five novels of the 1960s & 70s by Philip K Dick( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip K. Dick: (1928-1982) was a writer of incandescent originality and astonishing fertility, who made and unmade fictional world-systems with ferocious rapidity and unbridled speculative daring. The five novels collected in this volume - a successor to Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s - Offer an overview of the range of this science-fiction master." "Martian Time-Slip (1964) unfolds on a parched and thinly colonized Red Planet where the unscrupulous seek to profit from a troubled child's time-fracturing visions. Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb (1965) chronicles the interwoven stories of a multiracial community of survivors, including the scientist who may have been responsible for World War III. Into this apocalyptic framework Dick weaves observations of daily life in the California of his own moment. Famous, among other reasons, for a therapy session involving a talking taxicab, Now Wait for Last Year (1966) explores the effects of JJ-180, a hallucinogen that alters not only perception, but reality." "In Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974), a television star seeks to unravel a mystery that has left him stripped of his identity. A Scanner Darkly (1977), the basis for the 2006 film, envisions a drug-addled world in which a narcotics officer's tenuous hold on sanity is strained by his new surveillance assignment: himself. Regarded by some as Dick's most powerful novel, A Scanner Darkly mixes futuristic fantasy with an all-too-real evocation of the culture of addiction in 1970s America. Mixing metaphysics and madness, Dick's work remains exhilarating and unsettling in equal measure."--Jacket
You don't love me yet by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An employee at The Complaint Line who listens to anonymous callers air their random grievances, Lucinda Hoekke falls in love with one of her frequent callers, but her romance has unexpected complications for Lucinda and her fellow members of an alternative rock band
Ernest Hemingway's The killers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead
Men and cartoons : stories by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethem's new collection of stories (after The Fortress of Solitude) deals in themes of loneliness, missed connections, and betrayal, set against futuristic and near apocalyptic backdrops
A gambler's anatomy : a novel by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international backgammon hustler, who has amassed a fortune through psychic tomfoolery, develops a large tumor on his face that compromises his vision and eventually threatens his life, forcing him to pursue an experimental surgery and contemplate existential questions
The ecstasy of influence : nonfictions, etc. by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A career-spanning anthology of writings incorporates several new essays and includes numerous celebrity portraits as well as the author's musings on topics ranging from sex in cinema and drugs to cyberculture and graffiti
Lucky Alan : and other stories by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Lethem's third collection of stories uncovers a father's nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in "Pending Vegan"; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in "Traveler Home"; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in "Procedure in Plain Air"; and a crumbling, haunted "blog" on a seaside cliff in "The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear." Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting. As in his celebrated novels, Lethem finds the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd world(s) in which we live. Devoted fans of Lethem will recognize familiar themes: the anxiety of influence taken to reductio ad absurdum in "The King of Sentences"; a hapless, horny outsider summoning bravado in "The Porn Critic"; characters from forgotten comics stranded on a desert island in "Their Back Pages." As always in Lethem, humor and poignancy work in harmony, humans strive desperately for connection, words find themselves misaligned to deeds, and the sentences are glorious"--
Gun, with occasional music by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Conrad Metcalf investigates the death of a doctor in a futuristic California where the government distributes mind-numbing drugs and menial work is done by animals. Jail is suspended animation in a freezer and curiosity is banned
Girl in landscape by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a planet whose inhabitants are part human, part animal and part vegetable. The planet is described through the eyes of a family of immigrants from a post-apocalyptic Earth. By the author of As She Climbed Across the Table
As she climbed across the table by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A send-up on academia in which a California scientist discovers a gateway to an alternate universe. The gateway works similarly to a black hole in that it swallows matter, and the story concerns a man professor saving a woman professor from being swallowed
The exegesis of Philip K. Dick by Philip K Dick( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preserved in typed and hand-written notes and journal entries, letters and story sketches, Philip K. Dick's Exegesis is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick will make this tantalizing work available to the public for the first time in an annotated two-volume abridgement. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work"--
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Amnesia moon by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A road trip through a post-apocalyptic America where the dreams of some can change reality, the pecking order is according to how lucky you are, and dog meat has become gourmet food. The protagonist, a youth named Chaos, makes the trip with a fur-covered girlfriend to find their past which they cannot remember
Unfaithfully yours by Preston Sturges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works
The wall of the sky, the wall of the eye : stories by Jonathan Lethem( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven futuristic stories. In The Happy Man, a dead man is periodically let out of Hell so he can support his family, while in The Hardened Criminals the walls of a jail are made of convicts in suspended animation. By the author of Gun, with Occasional Music
Fridays at Enrico's by Don Carpenter( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friday's at Enricos, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay. These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love, and Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the 50s and early 60s, when the writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture. Recently discovered in a complete penultimate manuscript, having been lost since the author's death, we were thrilled to see this book into print. A great champion of Don Carpenter, Jonathan Lethem, has taken on the task of editing and developing this last draft into the shape we imagine Carpenter would have himself accomplished had he lived to see this through and Lethem provides a wonderful introduction to this book, to Carpenter, and to the broad influence of his work which resonates until this very day."--
 
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Alternative Names
Jonathan Lethem Amerikaans schrijver

Jonathan Lethem amerikansk författare

Jonathan Lethem amerikansk skribent

Jonathan Lethem écrivain américain

Jonathan Lethem escritor estadounidense.

Jonathan Lethem scrittore e saggista statunitense

Jonathan Lethem US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ledŏm, Jonadan 1964-‏

Letem, Dzhonatan

Letem, Dzhonatan 1964-

Letem, Gʾonatan 1964-

Letham, Jonathan 1964-

Lethem Dzhonatan 1964....

Lethem, Jonatham 1964-

Lethem, Jonathan Allen.

Джонатан Летем

Джонатан Літем

Летем А. Д. 1964-

Летем, Джонатан 1964-

Литэм А. Д. 1964-

Литэм Д. 1964-

ג'ונתן לת'ם

לתם, ג׳ונתן 1964-

לתם, ג'ונתן

레덤, 조나단

ジョナサン・レセム

レセム, ジョナサン

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The fortress of solitude : a novelChronic city : a novelFive novels of the 1960s & 70sYou don't love me yetErnest Hemingway's The killersMen and cartoons : storiesThe ecstasy of influence : nonfictions, etc.Gun, with occasional music