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andlt;Pandgt;"I understand that you regard the film Schindler's List as a total lie, as Zionist propaganda." Zundel clears his throat, preparing the posture of his body to pontificate, to deliver a speech he has obviously memorized for use at a hate rally: "Spielberg's movie is a perfect example of Hollywood hate propaganda...." — from Lost Between the EdgesIn Eldon Garnet's Lost Between the Edges, a feverish intellectual, frustrated by the failures of government, acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier. The protagonist, a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X, puts his radical ideas into action by firebombing the headquarters of Ernst Zundel, publisher of Did Six Million Really Die?With its incisive critique and its use of real documentation, Lost Between the Edges blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction. Garnet, like W. G. Sebald before him, uses factual documentation of dubious authenticity to construct his narrative. But as the novel progresses, its story becomes so powerful that we find its truth lies not in its factual trappings but in the emotional and intellectual reality of its expression. Garnet reveals the illusory nature of facts, showing not only how they dazzle but also how they destroy.Lost Between the Edges captures the energy and verve of youth in revolt, fired by rage and ideas. Garnet's book will be hailed as a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind.andlt;/Pandgt;

Review:

"Garnet's blend of fiction and recent Canadian history follows X, an unnamed radical graduate student, as he firebombs the Toronto headquarters of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel. X must also evade capture by neo-Nazis and federal investigators. Following this act of terrorism, there are a series of clashes between X's Anti-Racist Action organization and Zundel's network of skinheads, culminating in a violent 200-person riot. Garnet, a photographer, theorist and author most recently of Reading Brooke Shields, draws his plot from May 1995 events in Toronto, and includes blurry photographs that may or may not depict Holocaust victims. Thirty-two 'footnotes' also appear throughout, excerpted from various texts denying the Holocaust. While these excerpts demonstrate that X has become what he sought to destroy, their abundance has a muddling effect. Yet despite fragmentary sentences and a plot overflowing with acts of brutality, rage and racism, Garnet's novel rings true as a traumatic and conflicted portrait of modern bigotry and extremism." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A novel in which a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier.

Synopsis:

Lost Between the Edges captures the energy and verve of youth in revolt, fired by rage and ideas. Garnet's book will be hailed as a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind.

Synopsis:

andlt;Pandgt;A novel in which a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier.andlt;/Pandgt;

Synopsis:

"I understand that you regard the film Schindler's List as a total lie, as Zionist propaganda." Zundel clears his throat, preparing the posture of his body to pontificate, to deliver a speech he has obviously memorized for use at a hate rally: "Spielberg's movie is a perfect example of Hollywood hate propaganda...." — from Lost Between the EdgesIn Eldon Garnet's Lost Between the Edges, a feverish intellectual, frustrated by the failures of government, acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier. The protagonist, a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X, puts his radical ideas into action by firebombing the headquarters of Ernst Zundel, publisher of Did Six Million Really Die?With its incisive critique and its use of real documentation, Lost Between the Edges blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction. Garnet, like W. G. Sebald before him, uses factual documentation of dubious authenticity to construct his narrative. But as the novel progresses, its story becomes so powerful that we find its truth lies not in its factual trappings but in the emotional and intellectual reality of its expression. Garnet reveals the illusory nature of facts, showing not only how they dazzle but also how they destroy.Lost Between the Edges captures the energy and verve of youth in revolt, fired by rage and ideas. Garnet's book will be hailed as a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind.

About the Author

Eldon Garnet was the editor of IMPULSE, an influential international magazine of art and culture. Simultaneously pursuing his interests in visual art, theory, and literature, Garnet has become one of Canada's most original contemporary artists, with exhibits at the National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Amsterdam Center of Photography. He is the author of Reading Brooke Shields: The Garden of Failure (Semiotext(e), 1995), called by The Toronto Globe & Mail "a terrific book, an unforgettable pop novel." Garnet lives in Toronto, but spends months alone in his remote cabin in the Canadian wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350422
Author:
Garnet, Eldon
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Holocaust denial
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Native Agents Lost Between the Edges
Publication Date:
20070427
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Garnet's blend of fiction and recent Canadian history follows X, an unnamed radical graduate student, as he firebombs the Toronto headquarters of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel. X must also evade capture by neo-Nazis and federal investigators. Following this act of terrorism, there are a series of clashes between X's Anti-Racist Action organization and Zundel's network of skinheads, culminating in a violent 200-person riot. Garnet, a photographer, theorist and author most recently of Reading Brooke Shields, draws his plot from May 1995 events in Toronto, and includes blurry photographs that may or may not depict Holocaust victims. Thirty-two 'footnotes' also appear throughout, excerpted from various texts denying the Holocaust. While these excerpts demonstrate that X has become what he sought to destroy, their abundance has a muddling effect. Yet despite fragmentary sentences and a plot overflowing with acts of brutality, rage and racism, Garnet's novel rings true as a traumatic and conflicted portrait of modern bigotry and extremism." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A novel in which a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier.
"Synopsis" by , Lost Between the Edges captures the energy and verve of youth in revolt, fired by rage and ideas. Garnet's book will be hailed as a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;A novel in which a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , "I understand that you regard the film Schindler's List as a total lie, as Zionist propaganda." Zundel clears his throat, preparing the posture of his body to pontificate, to deliver a speech he has obviously memorized for use at a hate rally: "Spielberg's movie is a perfect example of Hollywood hate propaganda...." — from Lost Between the EdgesIn Eldon Garnet's Lost Between the Edges, a feverish intellectual, frustrated by the failures of government, acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier. The protagonist, a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X, puts his radical ideas into action by firebombing the headquarters of Ernst Zundel, publisher of Did Six Million Really Die?With its incisive critique and its use of real documentation, Lost Between the Edges blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction. Garnet, like W. G. Sebald before him, uses factual documentation of dubious authenticity to construct his narrative. But as the novel progresses, its story becomes so powerful that we find its truth lies not in its factual trappings but in the emotional and intellectual reality of its expression. Garnet reveals the illusory nature of facts, showing not only how they dazzle but also how they destroy.Lost Between the Edges captures the energy and verve of youth in revolt, fired by rage and ideas. Garnet's book will be hailed as a new classic of symbolic warfare waged in the street and the mind.
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