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The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature

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I don't know who decided to call this twiggy little volume of nebbishy rubbish a "Great Deal." It's neither great — hah, that's a laugh — nor is it a deal. In fact, spending money on Neal Pollack's pompous reminiscences and self-flattering observations — it's almost like he's just making stuff up — is about as sensible as donating your rent to Donald Trump. Absurd. Offensive, even. You'll certainly never see that wad of cash again. Nor will you be able to retreive the hours — okay, minutes — you waste reading this pile of recycling. Almost any book would be a better investment: Sweet Valley High #68: Love Bet, Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies...anything. There are readers — Saul Bellow, Edgar Allen Poe, Oprah — who have actually enjoyed the book. Lowlifes! I trust that you, dear reader, are more discriminating. Randy, Powells.com

Publisher Comments:

Neal Pollack has been the Greatest Living American Writer across six decades, seven continents, and ten wives. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award (twice), and the Premio Simon Bolivar for contributions to the people's struggle in Latin America. In 1985, Pollack's writing was declared "beyond our meager standards" by the Swedish Academy.

With the publication of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, the definitive collection of his work in English, a new generation of readers is set to discover nothing less than the ultimate meaning of human existence on earth. This astonishing work of fictitious nonfiction, the funniest and most creatively styled postmodernist confection of its time, has been universally praised as the best book ever written except for maybe Don Quixote and The Shipping News. The Anthology — now expanded, updated, and thoroughly repaginated — answers, once and for all, the question that has plagued American society in general, and literary critics in particular, since Neal Pollack was born: "Who is Neal Pollack?" At last, we know.

This Perennial edition features all-new material, including a Pollack family tree, footnotes, more essays than the now-forgotten hardcover, and a study guide with suggestions for further reading, if, in fact, any further reading is required. Keep in mind that in addition to his standing as the Greatest Living American Writer, Pollack is also a potentate of the highest order and is therefore not to be held responsible for what happens, sexually or otherwise, on his book tour.

Review:

"I have seen the future of horror and its name is Neal Pollack." Edgar Allen Poe

Review:

"Every fatuous magazine writer who's even contemplating boarding a freighter, befriending a working-class black woman, dropping a celebrity name, or subjecting us to his narcisstic maunderings about life, death, identity, and Cuban hookers should shrivel into a little gray lump at the very sight of this book." Laura Miller, Salon.com

Review:

"One of the greatest satires of authorial vanity to come along since the actual career of Norman Mailer." Will Blythe, Rolling Stone

Synopsis:

A collection of humorous essays shares the author's thoughts on topics ranging from urban life to gay rights.

Synopsis:

Neal Pollack has been the Greatest Living American Writer across six decades, seven continents, and ten wives. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award (twice), and the Premio Simon Bolivar for contributions to the people's struggle in Latin America. In 1985, Pollack's writing was declared "beyond our meager standards" by the Swedish Academy

With the publication of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature,the definitive collection of his work in English, a new generation of readers is set to discover nothing less than the ultimate meaning of human existence on earth. This astonishing work of fictitious nonfiction, the funniest and most creatively styled postmodernist confection of its time, has been universally praised as the best book ever written except for maybe Don Quixoteand The Shipping News. The Anthology-- now expanded, updated, and thoroughly repaginated — answers, once and for all, the question that has plagued American society in general, and literary critics in particular, since Neal Pollack was born: "Who is Neal Pollack?" At last, we know.

About the Author

Neal Pollack, the author of this bestselling book, is the moon-bewildering apogee of male beauty in the visible universe, and possibly beyond. Let his picture guide your thoughts and your hand. Do not be ashamed of what it makes you do. The human body is a treasure, and the feelings it feels are blessed. Neal endorses your actions. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060004538
Subtitle:
The Collected Writings of Neal Pollack
Author:
Pollack, Neal
Author:
by Neal Pollack
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perenial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
March 5, 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98x5.27x.57 in. .44 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060004538 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I have seen the future of horror and its name is Neal Pollack."
"Review" by , "Every fatuous magazine writer who's even contemplating boarding a freighter, befriending a working-class black woman, dropping a celebrity name, or subjecting us to his narcisstic maunderings about life, death, identity, and Cuban hookers should shrivel into a little gray lump at the very sight of this book."
"Review" by , "One of the greatest satires of authorial vanity to come along since the actual career of Norman Mailer."
"Synopsis" by , A collection of humorous essays shares the author's thoughts on topics ranging from urban life to gay rights.
"Synopsis" by , Neal Pollack has been the Greatest Living American Writer across six decades, seven continents, and ten wives. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award (twice), and the Premio Simon Bolivar for contributions to the people's struggle in Latin America. In 1985, Pollack's writing was declared "beyond our meager standards" by the Swedish Academy

With the publication of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature,the definitive collection of his work in English, a new generation of readers is set to discover nothing less than the ultimate meaning of human existence on earth. This astonishing work of fictitious nonfiction, the funniest and most creatively styled postmodernist confection of its time, has been universally praised as the best book ever written except for maybe Don Quixoteand The Shipping News. The Anthology-- now expanded, updated, and thoroughly repaginated — answers, once and for all, the question that has plagued American society in general, and literary critics in particular, since Neal Pollack was born: "Who is Neal Pollack?" At last, we know.

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