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This ambitious novella centers around a conflagration that destroys the upper floors of a Lower Manhattan condominium. Spanning 1975 to 2011, it depicts the interconnectedness of the lives of an... More > older illegal Jamaican immigrant, a middle-aged war photojournalist whose British father and Italian mother met in the civil unrest of 1968 Northern Ireland, a working-class college football player transplanted to Louisiana State University, and a Columbia undergrad from an affluent Upper East Side family. Inspired by Louise Erdrich's experimental narrative technique in LOVE MEDICINE (National Book Critics Circle Award, 1984), the novella is a jigsaw of temporal shifts and unexpected correspondences. Motifs serve as essential unifying threads. The work is the fruit of the creative energies of Jennifer Chen and and her 2011-2012 English 12 class at Rye Country Day, an independent school located in Rye, NY. We hope you enjoy the read!< Less
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Programmed by Parole, Inc, as a weapon against the rival Metatron company, Benny manages to turn against both control corporations with the help of a pack of wild dogs, technologically advanced... More > termites, and a commune of anarchist punks. This bizarre science fiction adventure uses experimental narrative techniques to create a powerful allegory about the role of language in social conditioning.< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Manhattan Transfer
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The writer has used some of his experimental techniques in this novel, along with narrative collages which later on became very obvious in the author’s book U. S. A. trilogy and some other... More > books. The author is said to have been highly inspired by “Ulysses” written by James Joyce. He was also inspired by “The Waste Land” by T. S. Eliot. In the words of Sinclair Lewis “Manhattan Transfer” is a novel of very first importance…The dawn of a whole new school of writing. Ready Reference Treatise: Manhattan Transfer Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Part One Part Two Part Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
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