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The Fortress of Solitude

a novel

by Jonathan Lethem

  • 204 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Contemporaries in New York, USA .
Written in English


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The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. It"s a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball. In that world, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. As Lethem follows the knitting and unraveling of their friendship, he creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory. The Fortress of Solitude is the first great urban coming of age novel to appear in years.
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Edition Notes

StatementJonathan Lethem
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.E8544 F67 2003b
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination509 p. ;
Number of Pages509
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24376321M
ISBN 100375724885
ISBN 109780375724886
LC Control Number2003043535
OCLC/WorldCa318942577

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The first edition of the novel was published in September 16thand was written by Jonathan Lethem. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this novels, literature story are Dylan Ebdus, Mingus Rude/5. This is certainly true of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE. While the book seemed slow and too deliberate in some places, the author's skill kept me reading. Lethem's MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN might deserve the description tour de force, and GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC showed lots of imagination.

Jonathan Lethem. The Fortress of Solitude. If there still remains any doubt, this novel confirms Lethem's status as the poet of Brooklyn and of motherless boys.

Projected through the prism of race relations, black music and pop art, Lethem's stunning, disturbing and authoritatively observed narrative covers three decades of turbulent events on Dean Street, Brooklyn.

Fortress of Solitude - 53 University Ave AptNewark, New Jersey - Rated based on 79 Reviews "I love this place. The staff is super /5(79). In Fortress of Solitude, blacks, whether they’re musicians or muggers, tend to be sentimentalized. And Dylan, as a utopian racial experiment, is.

Abandoning the inspired and nimble high-concept genre alchemy of his previous novels, Jonathan Lethem follows up his award-winning Tour(ette's)-de-force, Motherless Brooklyn (), with a big, personal, sometimes breathtaking, and sometimes disappointing book about music, class, race, authenticity, Brooklyn, and America.

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What scenes particularly dramatize the tensions between blacks and whites.“THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is luminous, stinging with truth and life.

A story of two boys, a Brooklyn story, an American story that gives in its very specificity the force of the universal.”--Paula Fox, author of Desperate Characters and Borrowed FineryPrice Range: $ - $