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Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

Gilbert Sorrentino

Paperback

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Wildly comic and bitterly satiric, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things is Gilbert Sorrentino's ruthless, and timeless, attack on the New York art world of the 1950s and '60s. Among the best of Sorrentino's novels, Imaginative Qualities is also, quite simply, the best American novel ever written about writers and artists.

Deep Vellum Publishing, 9781564784704, 243pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007



About the Author

Gilbert Sorrentino (1929-2006) is the most influential American novelist of the past forty years, and his work represents American fiction at its best and most daring. He was an editor for the literary magazines Neon and Kulcher, and later at Grove Press in the 1960s. He taught at Stanford University from 1982 to 1999. His novels include The Sky Changes, Steelwork, Aberration of Starlight, Mulligan Stew, and The Abyss of Human Illusion.