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The Resource Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel, by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen

Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel, by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen

Label
Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel
Title
Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A biographer accepts a job writing a laudatory authorized biography of a fast-food magnate, whose egotism borders on megalomania. She thus enters a world of call girls, celebrities, investment portfolios, and bitter rivalries, where the desire to dominate others motivates every decision. Quickly seduced, she takes to all the silver platters and evenings spent chatting with Robert De Niro until her cold-hearted, brutish boss receives an unexpected visit from his mother, who upends his faith in the corporate world, threatening to destroy both his opulent lifestyle and his sanity. A satire of greed and self-interest, in idealists and tycoons, this novel is a funny, insightful critique of modern life.--B.I.P
Member of
Theme
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346919
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salvayre, Lydie
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2679.A52435
LC item number
P6713 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pedersen, William
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True
Series statement
French literature series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biographers
  • Rich people
  • Corporate culture
  • Avarice
Target audience
adult
Label
Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel, by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn320800829
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st English translation.
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9781564785572
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039220
System control number
(OCoLC)320800829
Label
Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel, by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen
Publication
Control code
ocn320800829
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st English translation.
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9781564785572
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039220
System control number
(OCoLC)320800829

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