By J.C. Hallman
Nearly twenty-five years in the past, Nicholson Baker released U and that i, the fretful and handwringing—but additionally groundbreaking—tale of his literary courting with John Updike. U and that i encouraged a complete sub-genre of enticing, exciting writing approximately examining, yet what no tale of this kind has ever performed is inform its story from the instant of perception, that second if you become aware of that there's a author in the market on the planet it is advisable read—so you learn them. B & Me is that tale, the tale of J.C. Hallman getting to know and examining Nicholson Baker, and studying himself within the process.
Our dating to books within the electronic age, the function of paintings in an more and more commodified global, the facility nice writing has to alter us, those are on the center of Hallman's research of Baker—questions he is grappled with, values he is come to doubt. yet in analyzing Baker's paintings, Hallman discovers the foremost to overcoming the malaise that has been plaguing him, during the books themselves and what he unearths and contemplates in his makes an attempt to appreciate them and their enigmatic writer: intercourse, booklet jackets, an previous mattress and breakfast, love, Monica Lewinsky, Paris, marriage, extra intercourse, the logistics of libraries.
In the spirit of Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage and Elif Batuman's The Possessed, B & Me is literary self-archaeology: a humorous, irreverent, incisive tale of 1 reader's determined quest to revive ardour to literature, and every thing he learns alongside the way.
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B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal by J.C. Hallman