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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead
(source: kpfa.org)
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Brooklyn based writer (who grew up in Manhattan, which had made him a bit of a snob for the other boroughs - but Brooklyn had fourteen years ago, when he moved there, much cheaper rent - now it's no more the case); was inspired to become a writer by horror movies and science fiction (like success); his Zone One is a literary zombie novel, exploring survival after a zombie war (kpfa.org); The Intuitionist falls broadly into speculative fiction - it takes place in a city dominated by skyscrapers, thus by vertical transportation - two schools of inspecting the elevators are competing - the intuitionists and the empiricists (wiki); Sag Harbor seems to be a different kind of an animal - it changed the way he was thinking about books that he wanted to do (like success); to make it short (for now), I am about to order another of his books: The Colossus of New York.

(A Life in Books)



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