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Motherless Brooklyn

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783932170485
Size: 40.28 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 370
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Motherless Brooklyn

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307789128
Size: 25.57 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: A complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book "Utterly original and deeply moving." —Esquire Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.


Motherless Brooklyn

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9783608503890
Size: 71.35 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 376
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Motherless Brooklyn

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 3608110801
Size: 25.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 376
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Book Description: Verfilmung von und mit Edward Norton und Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis und Alec Baldwin! »Lethem ist ein König der Sätze. Sein Talent ist riesig und sein Blick so scharf wie eh und je.« New York Times Ein ermordeter Mafioso mit großem Herz und großer Klappe. Ein kleiner Gangster mit Tourette-Syndrom auf der Spur des Verbrechens. Messerscharfe Dialoge und grandioser Sprachwitz vor der Kulisse der Unterwelt Brooklyns. Das Waisenhaus St. Vincents in Brooklyn, frühe siebziger Jahre. Für Lionel Essrog, der am Tourette-Syndrom leidet, ist Frank Minna so etwas wie ein Erlöser. Der im ganzen Viertel beliebte Ganove taucht eines Tages auf und nimmt Lionel und drei weitere Jungs mit auf seine mysteriösen Streifzüge quer durch Brooklyn. Aus den vier Waisen werden so die Minna Men, die von Detektei bis Fahrdiensten alles anbieten. Ihre Tage und Nächte drehen sich um Frank, den Prinzen von Brooklyn, der mit großer Klappe durchs Leben eilt. Dann kommt die furchtbare Nacht, in der Frank niedergestochen wird und Lionel auf sich selbst gestellt ist. Auf der Suche nach Franks Mörder verstrickt er sich tiefer und tiefer in Brooklyns Unterwelt und die geheimen und unüberschaubaren Gesetze dieses Viertels, in dem niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint. »Eine geniale Mischung aus Spannung, Intelligenz und Kunstfertigkeit.« Die Zeit


Motherless Brooklyn Film Tie In

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Author: J. LETHEM
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ISBN: 9780571359318
Size: 44.49 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 2019 'A detective novel of winning humour and exhilarating originality.' Sunday Times Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourette's Disease drives him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for mobster Frank Minna. But when Frank is fatally stabbed and his widow skips town, Lionel attempts to untangle the threads of the case.


Traces Of Film Jonathan Lethem S Motherless Brooklyn As A Detective Story

Traces of Film   Jonathan Lethem s Motherless Brooklyn as a Detective Story PDF

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Author: Christoph Bietz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638403009
Size: 59.24 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : de
Pages : 33
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Book Description: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Universität zu Köln (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Word, Image, Sound: New York, 29 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Introduction: Jonathan Lethem’s Detective Story Motherless Brooklyn as a Pretext for a Hollywood Movie Sometimes when we read a book and our imagination is roused by the words we read, we cannot wait for this story being told by a film. We want to see if our imagination fits the ‘real’ pictures on-screen. Having read a novel, there is a quite well- fitting German term that people use when they have liked the story and its characters. The novel has probably had a strong impact on their perception of the plot, and the language seems to have generated longlasting images in their minds. One would – informally – say: ‘This is such a good story. This book is really (now comes the term) filmreif.’ When I read Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, that was exactly what occurred to me. In this paper, I want to examine theoretically what was a sudden idea, an intuitive feeling in the beginning, and connect film science with literary analysis. The novel can be classified as a detective story as it seems to follow the pattern of a classical detective story, and it shows lots of features that could be read as a prose source for a movie. The narrative, i.e. the story, its subjects or motifs and the way it is told remind one of the typical sujets of the classical Hollywood cinema. It is not uncommon that good (in the sense of critically acclaimed) and successful (in the sense of best-selling) books are ‚translated’ into films – in all kinds of genres and in all kinds of countries. When a film adapts a novel, it has to stand numerous comparisons to its literary predecessor. But whatever the ‘better’ medium for telling a good story is – the history of filmadaptation speaks for the phenomenon of adaptation itself: Many novels turned out to become good and successful films as well. Especially the detective story seems to be made of a pattern that works perfectly for films as well. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins are only two examples for successful film adaptations of classical detective stories. What special pattern is this? ...


The Fortress Of Solitude

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057131791X
Size: 63.90 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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Book Description: From the prize-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, a daring, riotous, sweeping novel that spins the tale of two friends and their adventures in late 20th-century America. This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They live in Brooklyn and are friends and neighbours; but since Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the simplest decisions - what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money - are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is also the story of 1990s America, when nobody cared anymore. This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: they would screw up their lives.


The Feral Detective

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786497506
Size: 39.35 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: 'A nimble and uncanny performance, brimming with Lethem's trademark verve and wit' Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She's looking for her friend's missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist - a laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer - to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble - caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. Phoebe's trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous... Jonathan Lethem's first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers.


Motherless Brooklyn

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Size: 39.50 MB
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Category : Motion picture plays
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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Bekenntnisse Eines Tiefstaplers

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Klett Cotta
ISBN: 3608103368
Size: 41.27 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Witzig und befreiend fordert »Bekenntnisse eines Tiefstaplers« konventionelles Wissen heraus und eröffnet tiefe Einblicke in die kaleidoskopische Natur der künstlerischen Praxis, die Rolle des Schriftsteller im Kulturbetrieb und die Art, wie eigene Lebenserfahrung die geistigen Obsessionen prägt. Dabei sind Inspiration von außen und Plagiarismus für Jonathan Lethem die entscheidenden Einflüsse jeglicher Kunst. Diese Idee verfolgt er sowohl in seinem berühmten Essay »Die Ekstase des Zitats« als auch in seinen Reflexionen über Autoren von Philip K. Dick bis Bret Easton Ellis oder wenn er große Musiker wie James Brown ins Studio begleitet. Frei nach dem Motto: Mein iTunes und mein eReader, c ́est moi.


Anatomie Eines Spielers

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 3608117113
Size: 76.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 400
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Book Description: Der große Berlin-Roman von Jonathan Lethem Alexander Bruno kann Gedanken lesen. Sein Beruf ist es, reichen Männern bei Backgammon- Partien ihr Geld abzuluchsen. Er trägt Smoking und sieht ein bisschen aus wie James Bond. Doch er hat sein Glück überreizt und einen Tumor im Kopf. Auf seiner Irrfahrt durch die globalisierte Welt wird Bruno am Ende selbst zum Spielstein eines Systems, dessen Interessen genauso unsichtbar und tödlich sind wie sein Tumor. In Singapur von einer langen Pechsträhne verfolgt, fliegt der sonst vom Erfolg verwöhnte Alexander Bruno nach Berlin, um dort an einer Backgammon-Partie der besonderen Art teilzunehmen. Doch während der Partie in der Villa des undurchschaubaren Herrn Köhler geht alles schief. Der blinde Fleck in Brunos Blickfeld wird noch größer und er schließlich ohnmächtig. Die deprimierende Diagnose: ein Tumor im Kopf, der unbedingt behandelt werden muss. Die komplizierte Operation in San Francisco würde sich Bruno aber kaum leisten können, wäre da nicht ein alter Bekannter, der ihm scheinbar selbstlos unter die Arme greift. Jonathan Lethem erzählt von einem Leben, das so fragil ist wie ein ungeschützter Backgammon-Stein.