Lynne Tillman

Lynne Tillman is an American novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. She is known for her experimental style and for exploring themes such as identity, memory, and the complexities of language. Tillman's notable works include 'No Lease on Life', which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and 'What Would Lynne Tillman Do?', a collection of essays. Her writing has been widely acclaimed for its intelligence, wit, and insightful observations on contemporary culture.


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  1. 1. American Genius: A Comedy

    This novel follows the thoughts and observations of a woman living in a residential institution that houses great minds of various fields. The protagonist's thoughts weave in and out of topics such as skin, Native American history, cats, Zeno's paradoxes, and so on, in a stream-of-consciousness style. The narrative reflects on American history, culture, and society through the lens of a unique, intellectual, and possibly unstable mind.

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