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Antkind

Kaufman, Charlie, 1958- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Kaufman, Charlie None on shelf 2 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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"B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film critic (failed academic, filmmaker, paramour, shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer), stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider--a film he's convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core. His hands on what is possibly the greatest movie ever made, a three-month-long stop-motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to complete, B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. The only problem: The film is destroyed, leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius. All that's left of this work of art is a single frame from which B. must somehow attempt to recall the film that just might be the last great hope of civilization. Thus begins a mind-boggling journey through the hilarious nightmarescape of a psyche as lushly Kafkaesque as it is atrophied by the relentless spew of Twitter. Desperate to impose order on an increasingly nonsensical existence, trapped in a self-imposed prison of aspirational victimhood and degeneratively inclusive language, B. scrambles to re-create the lost masterwork while attempting to keep pace with an ever-fracturing culture of "likes" and arbitrary denunciations that are simultaneously his bĂȘte noire and his raison d'ĂȘtre."-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Random House, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 705 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780399589683

SUBJECTS
Film critics -- Fiction.
Motion pictures -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Satire.