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The Resource Death in Venice, California, Vinton Rafe McCabe

Death in Venice, California, Vinton Rafe McCabe

Label
Death in Venice, California
Title
Death in Venice, California
Statement of responsibility
Vinton Rafe McCabe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on Thomas Mann's classic, but treading new territory all its own, Death in Venice, California is a darkly comic tale of yearning, its rewards and its costs. Yearning is often considered a passive thing. But this ignores the molten core of havoc that lies within, making it the most hair-trigger of states. Death in Venice, California, takes the burning concept of yearning-as-motivator, jams it into the craw of a staid, entitled central character, and sets him loose, unmoored, in the modern world. Jameson Frame, an educated, even revered, middle-aged man of letters, flees the cold canyons of Manhattan for Venice, California, where he is soon surrounded by all that this Bedouin village has to offer: wiccans, vegans, transients, artists, drummers, muscle men, skateboarders, plastic surgeons, pornographers, tarot card readers and ghouls. And an arrestingly beautiful young man named Chase, the subject and object of his yearning. From there, Frame enters into a spiral of liberation, exultation, and, ultimately, destruction. And, as Frame explores his terra incognita, he takes his reader with him on his wild journey of passion, ecstasy, chaos, and consumption, all exploring the nature of self against the modern landscape, all set to the rhythm of the human heartbeat
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10301623
Cataloging source
DLC
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McCabe, Vinton
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C328
LC item number
D43 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Gay men
  • Gay men
Target audience
adult
Label
Death in Venice, California, Vinton Rafe McCabe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781579623524
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013040051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781579623524
  • (OCoLC)861554431
Label
Death in Venice, California, Vinton Rafe McCabe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781579623524
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013040051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781579623524
  • (OCoLC)861554431

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