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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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DLC
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1958-
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Kaufman, Charlie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2020001684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
705 pages
Isbn
9780399589683
Lccn
2020001684
Label
Antkind : a novel, Charlie Kaufman
Publication
Control code
2020001684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
705 pages
Isbn
9780399589683
Lccn
2020001684

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