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Nicholson Baker (1957 - )
Lifespan: 1957 -
Related: American literature - experimental literature - plotlessness
A Box of Matches: A Novel (2003) - Nicholson Baker
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"Good morning, it's January and it's 4:17 a.m., and I'm going to sit here in the dark...".
Nicholson Baker (born January 7, 1957) is a contemporary American novelist, whose writings focus on minute inspection of the narrator's stream of thought. His unconventional novels deal with topics like voyeurism and planned assassination, but generally de-emphasize traditional aspects of plot. Baker's enthusiasts appreciate his ability to candidly explore the human psyche, while critics feel that his writing wastes time on trivia (Stephen King has notoriously compared Baker's work with fingernail clippings). --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholson_Baker [Aug 2006]
In search of plotlessness
Via The Beiderbecke Affair's post on the literary history of peeing & shitting our attention is drawn to Nicholson Baker's novel A Box of Matches: A Novel with a rather intriguing opening sentence:"Good morning, it's January and it's 4:17 a.m., and I'm going to sit here in the dark...".
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