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Book Title: All the Sad Young Literary Men|
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The size of the: 511 KB
v The author of the book: Keith Gessen
Date of issue: April 10th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780670018550
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Read full description of the books All the Sad Young Literary Men:A charming yet scathing portrait of young adulthood at the opening of the twenty-first century, All the Sad Young Literary Men charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lives, and struggle through the encouragement of the women who love and despise them to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame.
Heartbroken in his university town, Mark tries to focus his attention on his graduate work on the Russian Revolution, only to be lured again and again to the free pornography on the library computers. Sam binds himself to the task of crafting "the first great Zionist epic" even though he speaks no Hebrew, has never visited Israel, and is not a practicing Jew. Keith, more earnest and easily upset than the other two, is haunted by catastrophes both public and private--and his inability to tell the difference.
At every turn, at each character's misstep, All the Sad Young Literary Men radiates with comedic warmth and biting honesty and signals the arrival of a brave and trenchant new writer.
Read information about the authorKeith Gessen (b. 1975) is editor-in-chief of n+1, a twice-yearly magazine of literature, politics, and culture based in New York City. He graduated from Harvard College and earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 2004.
Gessen, who was born in Russia, has written about Russia for The Atlantic and the New York Review of Books. In 2005, Dalkey Archive Press published Gessen's translation of Svetlana Alexievich’s Tchernobylskaia Molitva (Voices from Chernobyl), an oral history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Gessen has also written about books for magazines including Dissent, Slate, and New York, where he was the regular book critic.
His first novel, All the Sad Young Literary Men, was published in April 2008.
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