Lookout Cartridge



With Lookout Cartridge, Joseph McElroy Established A Reputation As One Of Contemporary Fiction S Foremost Innovators And Deft Observers Into The Fissures Of Modern Society It Is A Novel Of Dazzling Intricacy, Absorbing Suspense, And The Highest Ambition To Redeem The Great Claim Of Paranoia On The American Psyche In Trying To Figure Out Just Who Is So Threatened By An Innocent Piece Of Cinema Verit Filmed In Collaboration With A Friend, Cartwright Finds Himself At The Heart Of A Mystery Stretching From New York And London To Corsica And Stonehenge With Each New Fact He Gathers, Both The Intricacy Of The Syndicate Arrayed Against Him And What His Search Will Cost Him Become Alarmingly Clear.Lookout Cartridge

Joseph McElroy is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.McElroy grew up in Brooklyn Heights, NY, a neighborhood that features prominently in much of his fiction He received his B.A from Williams College in 1951 and his M.A from Columbia University in 1952 He served in the Coast Guard from 1952 4, and then returned to Columbia to complete his Ph.D in 1961 As an English instru Joseph McElroy is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.McElroy grew up in Brooklyn Heights, NY, a neighborhood that features prominently in much of his fiction He received his B.A from Williams College in 1951 and his M.A from Columbia University in 1952 He served in the Coast Guard from 1952 4, and then returned to Columbia to complete his Ph.D in 1961 As an English instructor at the University of New Hampshire, his short fiction was first published in anthologies He retired from teaching in 1995 after thirty one years in the English department at Queens College, City University of New York.McElroy s writing is often grouped with that of William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon because of the encyclopedic quality of his novels, particularly the 1191 pages of Women and Men 1987 Echoes of McElroy s work can be found in that of Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace McElroy s work often reflects a preoccupation with how science functions in American society Exponential, a collection of essays published in Italy in 2003, collects science and technology journalism written primarily in the 1970s and 1980s for the New York Review of Books.He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ingram Merrill Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Paperback
  • 531 pages
  • Lookout Cartridge
  • Joseph McElroy
  • English
  • 24 December 2018
  • 1585673528

10 thoughts on “Lookout Cartridge

  1. says:

    This is a masterpiece, as should be clear from both my status updates and the length and rambling nature of this review it is only the best books, I think, which set our minds rushing off in all sorts of directions It is a thriller, though seldom thrilling It is a mystery, though is never truly solved We move from A to B to C by dancing back and forth between B1.1, A2.3, B.4.7.3, C3.1 etc Dot matrix story telling Slowly an image emerges McElroy asks for your trust, and your patience I This is a masterpiece, as should be clear from both my status updates and the length and rambling nature of this review it is only the best books, I think, which set our minds rushing off in all sorts of directions It is a thriller, though seldom thrilling It is a mystery, though is never truly solved We move from A to B to C by dancing back and forth between B1.1, A2.3, B.4.7.3, C3.1 etc Dot matrix story telling Slowly an image emerges McElroy asks for your trust, and your patience I would recommend you give it to him I would not, however...

  2. says:

    Perhaps evendemanding than Women and Men, Lookout Cartridge is McElroy s talent on full display Much can be said of the man s prose, which is at times a brick wall and others a raft along a river, but it s really what he s able to do with that prose that wallops you, the dear reader In LC, there s a noir ish mystery to be unfurled, and because of McElroy s prose style, he s able to render the truest elem...

  3. says:

    Lookout Cartridge resists analysis It doesn t lend itself to objective models It lacks a core and periphery There is little distinction between its exterior and the insular Hell, as the pages turn, the narrative gathers matter , but not really force Where would this kinesis go We measure in terms of plot development Within these pages that activity remains suspect.As pages are read, certain detail accumulate Could we bespecific Okay, the myriad project of representing reality repe Lookout Cartridge resists analysis It doesn t lend itself to objective models It lacks a core and periphery There is little distinction between its exterior and the insular Hell, as the pages turn, the narrative gathers matter , but not really force Where would this kinesis go We measure in terms of plot development Within these pages that activity remains suspect.As pages are read, certain detail accumulate Could we bespecific Okay, the myriad project of representing reality repeats during the ...

  4. says:

    You who have me now will find it incongruous that I be not persuaded by a McElroy novel And at that, this one which I d conceived of as his Great had he not written Women and Men by which I still stand Tom LeClair described McElroy as our first planetary realist in regard to WM and here we have Lookout Cartridge as its nigh opposite evenso than Letter I dare say , a first person novel of personal social and political connections, interconnections, epistemology, paranoia This is You who have me now will find it incongruous that I be not persuaded by a McElroy novel And at that, this one which I d conceived of as his Great had he not written Women and Men by which I still stand Tom LeClair described McElroy as our first planetary realist in regard to WM and here we have Lookout Cartridge as its nigh opposite evenso than Letter I dare say , a first person novel of personal social and political connections, interconnections, epistemology, paranoia This is my own anomaly I am fa...

  5. says:

    This highly original novel was my first McElroy It reads like a film in itself, McElroy adopts a highly elusive, labyrinthine style which presents morsels of information thousands and thousands of morsels which the reader has to attempt to connect together in order to comprehend what exactly has gone on Unfortunately, the main character is essentially doing the same thing An aura of paranoia and everything is connectedness pervades as the reader themselves pieces together correctly or incor This highly original novel was my first McElroy It reads like a film in itself, McElroy adopts a highly elusive, labyrinthine style which presents morsels of information thousands and thousands of morsels which the rea...

  6. says:

    4.5 5 3 ranking on my McElroy list1 WM will never be topped 2 Ancient History 3 Lookout4 Smuggler5 Plus6 ActressAdvice don t read late at night when tired and following very complex prose becomes nearly impossible.

  7. says:

    My post Infinite Jest high has led me various places, including this one, that have turned up disappointing To be fair, also places I found found greatly rewarding I find that many post modern projects are trying to solve a problem I don t have The books I love from this category have something , do something further, something which as yet I can only describe in an I know it when I see it mode, but which has to do with sincerity or humanity or empathy or even something like joy or play My post Infinite Jest high has led me various places, including this one, that have turned up disappointing To be fair, also places I found found greatly rewarding I find that many post modern projects are trying to solve a problem I don t have The books I love from this category have something , do something further, something which as yet I can only describe in an I know it when I see it mode, but which has to do with sincerity or humanity or empathy or even something like joy or play If nothing else, IJ was funny I find myself, also, tre...

  8. says:

    It s sort of hard to know how to rate this one I ve false started several times over the past few years It just never grabbed me So I took it backpacking and tent confinement due to mosquitoes allowed forced me to get into it There is a story here bizarre but somehow obfuscated into blandness , but you have to be determined to seek it out This situation is fine by me in many cases, but I spent a fair portion of this book strugglingthan I really wanted to Things jump rapidly and unex It s sort of hard to know how to rate this one I ve false started several times over the past few years It just never grabbed me So I took it backpacking and tent confinement due to mosquitoes allowed forced me to get into it There is a story here bizarre but somehow obfuscated into blandness , but you have to be determined to seek it out This situation is fine by me in many cases, but I spent a fair portion of this book strugglingthan I really wanted to Things jump rapidly and unexpectedly between different time periods There are many many characters and you don t ever actually meet a large number of them There s really only the faintest notion of a plot I m not necessarily turned off by any or all of this Any Pynchon book has all of this andThe difference, I think, is in the character of the writing Pynchon is consistently funny and inventive and just generally fun to read McElroy s writing rarely pulled...

  9. says:

    Whoo, boywell, this is one of those books I am glad I read because it was extremely well written, but am also glad to have over with because it is so intricately and confusingly plotted It is written in a stream of consciousness style that obscures as much as it reveals and requires the memory of an elephant to keep all of the players and plot strings in place Do I recommen...

  10. says:

    Something about a film This one got away from me, though I did in fact make it to the end The only other McElroy I ve read is Actress in the House That was also difficult to follow, yet basically I loved it There I could feel a warm, human presence coming from behind or beneath the often confusing arrangement of words on the page With Lookout Cartridge, not so much Prose with no physiognomy Is the narrator autistic It reads like a technically proficient but tone deaf translation from the Something about a film This one got away from me, though I did in fact make it to the end The only other McElroy I ve read is Actress in the House That was also difficult to follow, yet basically I loved it There I could feel a warm, human presence coming from behind or beneath the often confusing arrangement of words on the page With Lookout Cartridge, not so much Prose with no physiognomy Is th...

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