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Publisher Comments:

Marc Estrin?s illustrious debut, Insect Dreams–The Half-Life of Gregor Samsa, traced a most improbable and unfortunate innocent through the first half of the 20th Century from pre-Nazi Austria to the explosion of the first nuclear bomb. With the same galloping humor, the same fear and loathing, and a touch of the Dickensian, The Education of Arnold Hitler introduces Gregor?s human successor, a baby-boomer unfortunately named, who must navigate an absurd world of activists, academics, warriors, and their meaningless words.

Like the greatest works of Don Delillo, Richard Powers, and Jonathan Franzen, Arnold Hitler turns a powerful humor and a compassionate and cutting satire on the darkest issues of the age: the persistence of war and racism, the intractable force of history and culture, and the lies that words conceal.

Review:

"Estrin combines the black comedy of Don DeLillo with a bit of Tom Robbins's intellectual adventurousness to concoct a wildly provocative tale of a young man who must learn to define himself. Highly recommended." Lawrence Rungren, Library Journal

Review:

"In this smart, dense, cartoonish second novel from the author of Insect Dreams, a young Texan with a poisoned name comes of age on a countercultural tour of America, from sputnik to Watergate, with stops at a cross-burning, Harvard and the grassy knoll....Estrin is consistently learned and funny." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A brilliant meditation on the power of words... a richly multilayered coming-of-age story in which the hero struggles with the power of language and naming, the ambiguities of religious identity, the meaning of meaning and the nature of alienation.... [an] ingenious novel of ideas." The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Synopsis:

Estrin's second novel is the story of a young man who stumbles through the second half of the 20th century bearing a most unfortunate name.

Synopsis:

At once a chess master, a linguist, an athlete and an innocent in love, Arnold passes through the racial tensions of Mansfield, Texas (home of the author of Black Like Me) in the 1950s, the anti-war movement at Harvard, and both the Upper East Side and the Bowery, meeting Noam Chomsky, Al Gore, and Leonard Bernstein in the process, and finally learning the meaning of meaning.

About the Author

Marc Estrin is a writer, cellist, and activist living in Burlington, Vermont, and the author of Insect Dreams?The Half Life of Gregor Samsa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932961034
Author:
Estrin, Marc
Publisher:
Unbridled Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 336 pages Unbridled Books - English 9781932961034 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Estrin combines the black comedy of Don DeLillo with a bit of Tom Robbins's intellectual adventurousness to concoct a wildly provocative tale of a young man who must learn to define himself. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "In this smart, dense, cartoonish second novel from the author of Insect Dreams, a young Texan with a poisoned name comes of age on a countercultural tour of America, from sputnik to Watergate, with stops at a cross-burning, Harvard and the grassy knoll....Estrin is consistently learned and funny."
"Review" by , "A brilliant meditation on the power of words... a richly multilayered coming-of-age story in which the hero struggles with the power of language and naming, the ambiguities of religious identity, the meaning of meaning and the nature of alienation.... [an] ingenious novel of ideas."
"Synopsis" by , Estrin's second novel is the story of a young man who stumbles through the second half of the 20th century bearing a most unfortunate name.
"Synopsis" by ,
At once a chess master, a linguist, an athlete and an innocent in love, Arnold passes through the racial tensions of Mansfield, Texas (home of the author of Black Like Me) in the 1950s, the anti-war movement at Harvard, and both the Upper East Side and the Bowery, meeting Noam Chomsky, Al Gore, and Leonard Bernstein in the process, and finally learning the meaning of meaning.
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