The anthologist by Nicholson Baker

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Poets -- Fiction

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StatementNicholson Baker.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.A4325 A83 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22983741M
ISBN 109781416572442
LC Control Number2009001205

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* * * A New York Times Notable Book, Favorite Fiction of –Los Angeles Times Best Books of –The Christian Science Monitor Best of – "A Year’s Reading" Favorites, –The New YorkerReleased on: Septem   The Anthologist is itself Paul’s introduction, over which he has sweated and wept and whined, with his personal life creeping in around the margins.

The romance is a thing of sweetness and delicacy, but the events are small, as they so often are in Baker’s books. Mr. Baker has written “The Anthologist” (a mild-mannered effort that could not be less like his previous book, “Human Smoke”) as if it were a rambling Paul Chowder monologue, a long chat.

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Now The Anthologist: A Novel, a book I've been eagerly awaiting, has arrived and I'm happy to report it is everything I'd hoped. Baker, the astute observer and prolific sharer of life's minutiae, sets us squarely into the summer of one Paul Chowder, a poet apparently once on the short list for the post of Poet Laureate of the United States.5/5(5).

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The result of his fitful struggles is The Anthologist, Nicholson Baker’s brilliantly funny and exquisite love story about poetry. * * * A New York Times Notable Book, Favorite Fiction of –Los Angeles Times.

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The dance floor/bar area is right next to the dining area, and the music and crowd are loud. We ate here /5(58). The fool and the prophet are not pundits or politicians: they are poets. And so, at last, in The Anthologist, Baker has turned to poetry, the true home of his radicalism.

In its own way, this new novel is bound to cause an uncomfortable stir in literary circles, just as his previous three books have. Learn more about The Anthologist at ?mcd=vd_youtube_book Bestselling author Nichols. The Anthologist will now be accepting submissions on a rolling basis for inclusion in our Fall issue.

Please feel free to send your submission of poetry, prose, or visual arts to [email protected] Please limit textual works to under words.

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Novelist/polemicist Baker (Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization,etc.) takes a nullity as a or Paul Chowder is a published poet of more renown than many. He has accepted a commission to compile and write the introduction for an anthology of rhymed verse entitled—perhaps with a nod toward E.M.

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