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Title:
Up
Author:
Sukenick, Ronald.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Normal, IL : FC2, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
330 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Originally published by The Dial Press"--T.p. verso.

"A Delta book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781573660457
Format :
Book

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Summary

When Ronald Sukenick's first novel, UP , came out in 1968, post-modernism, avant-pop and autofiction hadn't been invented yet. UP invented them. Ronald Sukenick's ten subsequent books are typically twenty or thirty years ahead of their time, and UP is more timely than ever. Ronald Sukenick is himself the main character of his book, in which he glides undisturbed from present to future, from reality to fantasy. Some of the time he's an adolescent Brooklynite, at other times a part-time English teacher, a struggling writer living in a Lower East Side tenement, or a fantasist deftly moving in and out of numerous alter egos. His comings and goings produce a stunning tour de force of a novel--mutinous, violent, sexy, sad, and above all, funny.


Author Notes

Ronald Sukenick (1932- 2004) , a writer whose novels and stories over a 38 year time span have been credited with breaking new ground. Sukenick was an English professor and creative writing director at the University of Colorado. He founded The Fiction Collective, an avant-garde publishing house, and was founding editor of The American Book Review.