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At some point, maybe twenty minutes after he'd begun refreshing Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Gmail in a continuous cycle - with an ongoing, affectless, humorless realisation that his day 'was over' - he noticed with confusion, having thought it was early morning, that it was 4:46PM Taipei is an ode - or lament - to the way we live now.
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Tao Lin, geboren 1983, lebt in New York. Er studierte Journalismus an der New York University. Seit 2012 schreibt er eine wöchentliche Kolumne "Drug Related Photoshop Art" für das VICE Magazine. Seine Essays und Kurzgeschichten erscheinen u. a. in Thought Catalog, New York Observer und The Believer. Er veröffentlichte er mehrere Gedichtbände und Romane. Durch seine Präsenz auf Partys von Socialites, einer Beziehung zur Pop-Musikerin Lana Del Ray und durch die öffentlichkeitswirksame Versteigerung seiner zukünftigen Tantiemen an "Richard Yates" sowie des Bietergefechts zwischen den großen New Yorker Verlagen um einen seiner Romane hat er das Prinzip der Selbstvermarktung in der Literatur zur eigenen Kunstform erhoben und gilt manchen als "Kafka der Iphone-Generation".
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* The most interesting prose stylist of his generation -- Bret Easton Ellis * Moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious -- Miranda July, author of No One Belongs Here More Than You * Lin's writing is reminiscent of early Douglas Coupland, or early Bret Easton Ellis, but there is also something going on here that is more profoundly peculiar, even Beckettian ... deliciously odd Guardian * Lin is a 21st century literary adventurer ... [Taipei] is a fascinating book, bone dry, repellant, painful, but relentlessly true to life -- Frederick Barthelme, author of Waveland * A Kafka for the iPhone generation ... Tao Lin may well be the most important writer under thirty working today -- Clancy Martin [A] deadpan literary trickster New York Times * Alienation, obsession, social confusion, drugs, the internet, sex, food, death - [are] rendered here with a calm intuition ... a work of vision so relentless it forces most any reader to respond -- Blake Butler, author of Sky Saw * A strange, hypnotic, memoir-reeking novel that is equal parts dissociative and heartbreaking, surreally hallucinogenic and grittily realist, ugly and beautiful -- Porochista Khakpour, author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects * Deeply smart, funny, and heads-over-heels dedicated New York Magazine * Lin captures certain qualities of contemporary life better than many writers in part because he dispenses with so much that is expected of current fiction London Review of Books * Tao Lin is the most distinctive young writer I've come upon in a long time: the most intrepid, the funniest, the strangest. He's a new voice, and the pleasure of reading his work is a new kind of pleasure -- Brian Morton, author of Starting Out in the Evening * [Tao Lin's] relentless, near-autistic focus on the surfaces of social interaction belongs to a literary lineage that includes not just the frequently cited Bret Easton Ellis but also Alain Robbe-Grillet, Rudy Wurlitzer, and Dennis Cooper The Village Voice * Such a committed engagement with emotional failure risks literary disappointment, but it is through Lin's willingness to take that risk that we see him for what he is: a daring, urgent voice for a malfunctioning age -- Sam Byers Times Literary Supplement * Taipei brilliantly portrays the life of many young men - drifting and difficult to reach, bound only to technology and drugs Financial Times * Like all true styles this is infectious stuff, permeating not only writing, but thought itself Daily Telegraph * Taipei is undoubtedly an important signpost for the way the next generation is going to think and act in the world to come Big Issue * His strengths, and appeal, lie in the untrammelled paths he makes where others are too fearful to tread -- Rob Sharp The National * With a neat line in offbeat analogy, Lin's writing is more intricate, even beautiful, than you might expect, and as a portrait of an internet-shaped psyche, it's unmatched -- Anthony Cummins Observer * A wry, clever look at the way we live now, written in a wonderfully inventive, up-itself Manhattan style -- Kate Saunders The Times
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 04.07.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78211-185-6
Verlag Canongate Books Ltd.
Maße (L/B/H) 196/128/20 mm
Gewicht 176
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