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The Topeka School The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleAdam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class ofHis mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting lost boys to open up The Topeka PDF/EPUB or They both work at the Foundation, a well known psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world Adam is also one of the seniors who brings the loner Darren Eberheart who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father s patient into the social scene, with disastrous effectsThis is the story of a family s struggles and strengths Jane s reckoning with the legacy of an abusive father, Jonathan s marital transgressions, the challenge of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity It is also a riveting prehistory of the present the collapse of public speech, the trolls and tyrants of the new right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men.

  • Hardcover
  • 282
  • The Topeka School
  • Ben Lerner
  • English
  • 15 November 2017
  • 0374277788

About the Author: Ben Lerner

The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleBen Lerner is an American poet, novelist, and critic He was awarded the Hayden Carruth prize for his cycle of fifty two sonnets, The Lichtenberg Figures In , Library Journal named The Topeka PDF/EPUB or it one of the year s twelve best books of poetry The Lichtenberg Figures appeared in a German translation in , for which it received the Preis der Stadt M nster f r internationale Poesie in , making Lerner the first American to receive this honorBorn and raised in Topeka, which figures in each of his books of poetry, Lerner is a graduate of Topeka High School where he was a standout in debate and forensics At Brown University he earned a BA in Political Theory and an MFA in Poetry He traveled on a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain in where he wrote his second book, Angle of Yaw, which was published in and was subsequently named a finalist for the National Book Award, and was selected by Brian Foley as one of the important books of poetry of the s Lerner s third full length poetry collection, Mean Free Path, was published in Lerner s first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was published by Coffee House Press in August It was named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and New York Magazine, among other periodicals It won the Believer Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for first fiction and the New York Public Library s Young Lions prizeIn Lerner began editing poetry for Critical Quarterly, a British academic publication He has taught at California College of the Arts, the University of Pittsburgh, and in joined the faculty of the MFA program at Brooklyn CollegeLerner s mother is the well known psychologist Harriet Lerner.



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  1. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleA fascinating departure for Lerner, but also a homecoming, as this novel s increasingly fractured language embraces poetics in a way LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION and 10 04 skirted There is a sedate pace here that reminds me of Saul Bellow or John Cheever, with the massive ambition of re captu

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    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleThis book is like a skeleton clock There are a lot of different elements, some of them only added or painted for show, coming together to form one mechanical piece and while the first look suggests a complicated interplay of intricate parts, it s ultimately just wheels and springs doing their thing, and the oscillation of the balance wheel remains minimal Ben Lerner bombards his readers with topics and jumping timelines, but ultimat

  3. Angela M Angela M says:

    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleSometimes a book just doesn t work for me and this is one of them There was such an introspective feel right from the beginning and I usually enjoy that in a novel, but at 40% I m giving up I put it down several times and each time I wasn t all that interested in finding outabout these dysfunctional and complex characters Just not for me I m not rating it since I didn t finish and I recommend you read the reviews of those who did Too many books and so little time as they say, so I m m Sometimes a book just doesn t work for me and this is one of them There was such an introspective feel right from the beginning and I usually enjoy that in a novel, but at 40% I m giving up I put it down se

  4. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleBen Lerner s new book, The Topeka School, is an extraordinarily brilliant novel that s also accessible to anyone yearning for illumination in our disputatious era If you ve been nervously hopping along the shore of Lerner s work, now s the time to dive in As in his previous novels, this story is semi autobiographical and the structure is complex, but The Topeka School is no Escher sketch of literary theory Its complexity is beautifully subsumed in a compelling

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    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleWhilst there are some good moments in this, they are vastly outweighed by the sheer confusing tangle of webs and people and ideas all strung together with high brow language that makes the book a real drudge to try to plough through The constant flipping of characters and between the past and the present is confusing, particularly when the language makes it so difficult to easily grasp what is going on There were multiple moments where I found myself going back pages to try to figure out who, Whilst there are some good moments in this, they are vastly outweighed by the sheer confusing tangle of webs and people and ideas all strung together with high brow language that makes the book a real drudge to try to plough through The constant flipping of characters and between the past and the present is confusing, particularly when the language makes it so difficult to easily grasp what is going on There were multiple moments where I foun

  7. Maureen Maureen says:

    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleWhat did I just read I have no freaking idea Stream of consciousness and changing points of view are great but this book made me feel like the ball in a Pong game Meaninglessly bouncing back and forth Told from the different perspectives of three family members who are not only one dimensional but incredibly unlikeable There is no connection between the three so I frankly didn t care The book description states that the son Adam will bring a young man into the group who will do something What did I just read I have no freaking idea Stream of consciousness and changing points of view are great but this book made me feel like the ball in a Pong game Meaninglessly bouncing back and forth Told from the different perspectives of three family members who are not only one d

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    The Topeka School PDF/EPUB ✓ The Topeka PDF/EPUB topeka book, school pdf, The Topeka pdf, The Topeka SchoolThe Topeka School KindleI had high hopes for Ben Lerner s The Topeka School, but although I did appreciate the writing, I felt it was not as good as some other recent fiction that is discussed in relation to the 2020 Pulitzer such as Disappearing Earth The story revolves around a family of psychotherapists in Topeka, Kansas and is supposed to be a sort of deconstructionist view of the New Right I was not really able to connect with the protagonists, Dr John father , famous writer Jane mother , Adam son and Darren I had high hopes for Ben Lerner s The Topeka School, but although I did appreciate the writing, I felt it was not as good as some other recent fiction that is discussed in relation to the 2020 Pulitzer such as Disappearing Earth The story revolves around a family of psychot

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