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Jonathan Lethem

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What age is a black boy when he learns he's scary?

— Jonathan Lethem


I want what we all want," said Carl. "To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.

— Jonathan Lethem

#music #art

As I get older I find that the friendships that are the most certain, ultimately, are the ones where you and the other person have made substantial amounts of money for one another.

— Jonathan Lethem


You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all.

— Jonathan Lethem

#missing-out #new-york-city #witnessing-history #new-york-city

Apologies aren't something you want to get in the habit of practicing in the mirror

— Jonathan Lethem


The dentist swiveled on his heels and disappeared, leaving me there to massage my jaw back into feeling after its brief, masochistic marriage to the top of my wooden desk.

— Jonathan Lethem

#sci-fi #marriage

The stumbling block will turn out to be the traditional one for students of consciousness: the flashlight is incapable of shining on itself, so we can't trust what its light reveals.

— Jonathan Lethem


I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind of wandered away from the superhero stuff, but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.

— Jonathan Lethem

#art student #away #comics #drawing #early

I don't paint anymore. I haven't since I abandoned it at 19, in order to begin writing seriously.

— Jonathan Lethem

#anymore #begin #haven #i #order

Comics? Honestly, that's more a matter of nostalgia for me. I think most of that energy has gone to my love of literature and my love of film.

— Jonathan Lethem

#energy #film #gone #honestly #i

About Jonathan Lethem

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After publishing many of his early stories in a 1996 collection (The Wall of the Sky the Wall of the Eye) Lethem's third novel As She Climbed Across the Table was publiJonathan Lethemd in 1997. He gained an encyclopedic knowledge of the music of Bob Dylan saw Star Wars twenty-one times during its original theatrical release and read the complete works of the science fiction writer Philip K. Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College the position formerly held by David Foster Wallace.

In 2005 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2003 he publiJonathan Lethemd The Fortress of Solitude which became a New York Times Best Seller.

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