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In Jonathan Lethem's wryly humorous moment novel, we meet a tender guy named Chaos, who's dwelling in a film theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, ingesting alcohol, and consuming nutrients out of cans.
It's an strange and now and then insufferable life, yet Chaos quickly discovers that his post-nuclear fact could have no connection to the reality. So he's taking to the line with a lady named Melinda as a way to locate solutions. because the pair travels in the course of the usa they locate that, whereas each one city has been affected in a different way by way of the mysterious resource of the apocalypse, not one of the humans they meet can fill of their incomplete thoughts or resolution their questions. progressively, figures from Chaos's previous, together with a few who look in simple terms below the impact of intravenously administered medicines, make Chaos keep in mind a few of his forgotten lifestyles as a guy named Moon.

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I thank the family and friends who saw me through my own production and marketing phases: Virginia Holmgren, Kenneth Holmgren, Jan Holmgren, Bill Brauer, Elizabeth McKay, Ellen McKay, Steve Levine, and Jane Peppler. My daughter Jessye generously offered to retype the manuscript on numerous occasions and has given me good advice about pink book jackets. Above all, I owe this book to my husband, Mark Sidell. He knows what this project cost me, and he shared that cost with enormous patience and generosity.

Of course, the publishing industry in the West did not level the quality Page 10 and access of print culture, in the main because the reading communities it served were neither uniform nor united. Indeed, as Roger Chartier points out, the market's seemingly democratic push often forced a splinter group reaction, as readers joined by class or taste demanded specifically tailor-made publications. 50 This exemplifies a predictable sort of elite backlash, one that has recurred in Western publishing history and has textured rather than stunted the growth of the print market.

It focused on how the Russian and Polish mass-circulation press packaged the artist at the turn of the century, a period in which these quite distinct "national" cultures, so long dominated by elite production, had to adapt to a fast-developing print market. The last two chapters of Rewriting Capitalism carry out this project on a highly selective basis. Once I began work on this project, I decided to expand its purviewin part to trace the fuller scope of this transformation, in part to analyze texts accessible to American students.

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