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Bright Lights, Big City is an American novel by Jay McInerney, published by Vintage Books on August 12, It is written about a character's time spent caught. With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in , Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a. With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in , Jay McInerney became a literary "Each generation needs its Manhattan novel, and many ache to write it.


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With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in , Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows. A review of the cult novel, Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney. With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in , Jay McInerney The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it.

Funny and vicious, emotionally wrenching and utterly accessible, the novel is an important tale and coping with a changing world and changing personal circumstances.

Fox, he is given the name Jamey. McInerney pulls it off masterfully in this stunning debut novel.

Any writer aspiring to write a novel using second person narration would be advised to read this novel. On the surface, Bright Lights, Big City may have a limited scope of appeal, however, the themes of loss and life and growing up in an ever-changing world are universal themes and McInerney goes straight for the heart. A rarely used narrative voice especially in novels where the second person "you" narrator is used as opposed to "I" in first person, or the "her, her, them, they, used in third person narration.

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Bright Lights, Big City

This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. In the novel no one ever claims to have found the right place to be, no one ever "arrives". The protagonist fails miserably because, despite all his efforts, he never really "has fun". McInerney complains that the novel has often been misread as a"guidebook to the world of fashion, the New York City's nightlife, the pursuit of glamor.

Names of city streets appear constantly and often it is neccesary to know about the geography of New York to understand these allusions. A remark about Tad's cousin is such an example: His [Tad's] friends are all rich and spoiled, like the cousin from Memphis you met earlier in the evening who would not accompany you below Fourteenth Street because, he said, he didn't have a lowlife visa.

Fourteenth street crosses Manhattan vertically from East to West see map below and separates the more exclusive Midtown and Uptown area from Downtown districts known as the East and the West Village. In the s subcultures thrived especially in the East Village.

It was a dilapitated area, in which "underground" artists worked and lived and the New York punk movement took its roots there. In this passage McInerney takes a swipe against yuppie preconceptions.

Tad's cousin refuses to mingle with this crowd, he prefers to remain in his exclusive circles located "above Fourteenth Street". The protagonist's trip to work is a journey through all kinds of urban absurdities. The attraction of the novel lies in McInerney's humor and his gift of observation.

At the subway station you wait fifteen minutes on the platform for a train. Finally, a local, enervated by graffiti, shuffles into the station. You get a seat and hoist a copy of the New York Post.

You are reading about Liz Taylor's new boyfriend when a sooty hand taps your shoulder. You do not have to look up to know you are facing a casualty, one of the city's MIAs.

You are more than willing to lay some silver on the physically handicapped, but folk with the long-distance eyes give you the heebie-jeebies.

The second time he taps your shoulder you look up. His clothes and hair are fairly neat, as if he had only recently let go of social convention, but his eyes are out-to-lunch and his mouth is working furiously.Check it out, check it out. As the novel progresses, we learn that his supermodel wife has left him. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Your sinuses are hurting. This book changed my life.

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