Jonathan Lethem: The Ecstasy of Influence

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bw120105book.jpgThe Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc. (Doubleday)
Norman Mailer's Advertisements for Myself inspired Jonathan Lethem when he put together this book of autobiographical essays. We speak about Lethem's favorite books; he tells us about spending time with James Brown, and discusses the writer's role as public intellectual.

Read an excerpt from The Ecstasy of Influence.

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Connie Alvarez