9780394726410

Bright Lights, Big City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780394726410

  • ISBN10:

    0394726413

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1984-08-12
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

With the publication ofBright Lights, Big Cityin 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.

Table of Contents

It's Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?p. 1
The Department of Factual Verificationp. 11
The Utility of Fictionp. 36
A Womb With a Viewp. 54
Les Jeux Sont Faitsp. 69
Coma Baby Lives!p. 80
Pygmies, Ferrets and Dog Chowp. 99
O Couture!p. 119
Linguine and Sympathyp. 128
Sometimes a Vague Notionp. 145
The Night Shiftp. 160
How It's Goingp. 170
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