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The Mere Future by [Sarah Schulman]

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"In this dystopian hell-ride of a novel, Sarah Schulman, New York's legendary poet-maudit, grapples with something that matters. The Mere Future is a rare combination of brains and humor, by turns enlightening and terrifying." -Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

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Author-activist Schulman (The Child) painstakingly crafts this meditation on the trajectory of society in the 21st century, but it may serve better as a warning than a novel. When New York's new mayor slowly transforms the city into a utopia through social reforms, the effects spiral out over a poor copywriter, the copywriter's new boss, his girlfriends, their lovers, their lovers' children, etc., in a narrative Möbius strip worthy of an art house film. Despite clever word craft, poetic political satire and biting humor on every page, vague characterization and a meandering plot push this polemic too far toward the abstract and oblique. Even the most adventurous and prose-focused readers will struggle to engage with Schulman's discontinuous style at this length; the only hope is to treat it as poetry, or perhaps modern art. (Sept.)
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004ASONGA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Arsenal Pulp Press (October 1, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 1, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 535 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 186 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Sarah Schulman is the author of novels, nonfiction books, plays and movies. Forthcoming in May 2021, LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993 (FSG). Her most recent novels are MAGGIE TERRY and THE COSMOPOLITANS,(The Feminist Press) which was picked as one of the "Best Books of 2016" by Publishers' Weekly, and a nonfiction book CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair (Arsenal). She recently published ISRAEL/PALESTINE AND THE QUEER INTERNATIONAL from Duke University Press, THE GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: WItness to a Lost Imagination by University of California Press, the paperback of TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences and the paperback edition of her novel THE MERE FUTURE from Arsenal Pulp.Previous novels are THE CHILD, SHIMMER, EMPATHY, RAT BOHEMIA, PEOPLE IN TROUBLE, AFTER DELORES, GIRLS VISIONS AND EVERYTHING and THE SOPHIE HOROWITZ STORY. Her nonfiction titles are TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, STAGESTRUCK:Theater, AIDS and the Marketing of Gay America, and MY AMERICAN HISTORY: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years. A working playwright, her productions include: CARSON McCULLERS (published by Playscripts Ink), MANIC FLIGHT REACTION and the theatrical adaptation of Isaac Singer's ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY. As a screenwriter, her films include THE OWLS (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye)- Berlin Film Festival 2010, MOMMY IS COMING (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye)- Berlin Film Festival selection 2011. and JASON AND SHIRLEY, directed by Stephen Winter (Museum of Modern Art). She is co-producer with Jim Hubbard of his feature documentary UNITED IN ANGER: A History of ACT UP. As a journalist, her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwrighting, a Fullbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards, and is the 2009 recipient of the Kessler Prize for sustained contribution to LGBT studies. Sarah is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, College of State Island, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. A member of the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, Sarah is faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine at The College of Staten Island. She lives in New York.

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