Mobile

French Literature Series
Michel Butor
Introduction by John D'Agata

Considered by many to be his greatest book, Michel Butor’s Mobile is the result of the six months the author spent traveling across America. The text is composed from a wide range of materials, including city names, road signs, advertising slogans, catalog listings, newspaper accounts of the 1893 World’s Fair, Native American writings, and the history of the Freedomland theme park.

Butor weaves bits and pieces from these diverse sources into a collage resembling an abstract painting (the book is dedicated to Jackson Pollock) or a patchwork quilt that by turns is both humorous and quite disturbing. This travelogue captures—in both a textual and visual way—the energy and contradictions of American life and history.

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Introduction by John D'Agata
Publication: French Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 319
ISBN-13: 9781564783431
GTIN13: 9781564783431
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Language: eng
List price: $13.95