Dave Eggers: A Hologram for the King

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book.jpgIn Dave Eggers new novel, A Hologram for the King (McSweeney's), a middle-aged, American salesman experiences the challenges of the post-industrial economy.  He travels to Saudi Arabia, hoping to sell Internet technology to its King. Eggers' writing evokes Hemingway and Donald Barthelme with its clean, crisp sentences.  We discuss a writer's search for wisdom as he matures.

 

Banner image: Larry Hirshowitz

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producer:
Alan Howard