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The Resource Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman

Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman

Label
Antkind : a novel
Title
Antkind
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Kaufman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film critic (failed academic, filmmaker, paramour, shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer), stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider--a film he's convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core. His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever made, a three-month-long stop-motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to complete, B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. The only problem: The film is destroyed, leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius. All that's left of this work of art is a single frame from which B. must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization. Thus begins a mind-boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesque as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter. Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence, trapped in a self-imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive language, B. scrambles to re-create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever-fracturing culture of "likes" and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bête noire and his raison d'être. A searing indictment of the modern world, Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art, time, memory, identity, comedy, and the very nature of existence itself--the grain of truth at the heart of every joke"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • March 30, 2020
  • March 01, 2020
  • May 01, 2020
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Charlie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A842
LC item number
A85 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film critics
  • Motion pictures
  • Humorous stories
Label
Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2020001684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
705 pages
Isbn
9780399589683
Lccn
2020001684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120984857
Label
Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2020001684
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
705 pages
Isbn
9780399589683
Lccn
2020001684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120984857

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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