The book spends a lot of time talking about what it is like to be on the run and never being sure who is right around the corner from you. Well worth a read. [Spiotta] is the literary heir of Don DeLillo.” Eat the document : a novel. — Pages magazine, “Spiotta’s crisscrossing of times and narrators creates a remarkable tension….In all of this, Spiotta manages to create a very natural story: It is believable, uneasy, mildly violent, lovesick and beautifully written.” Dana Spiotta's new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the '80s and become filmmakers. . Dana Spiotta's second novel, Eat the Document, is a work of realistic fiction that tells the story of two Vietnam-era leftist radicals who go into hiding after a … — Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Library Journal, “Gripping and compelling” Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Stone Arabia is the better of the two books, but this is still a very good novel. That being said, I was not disappointed in the choice. Ms. Spiotta has a keen ear and even keener eye for the absurdities and disjunctions of American life, and this novel showcases those gifts in spades. Now it is the 1990s. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. It is engaging, usually fast-paced, and feels real. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother’s generation. Eat the Document. . [Dana Spiotta] Home. . — Bret Easton Ellis, author of Lunar Park, “Like a set of Russian dolls nesting in each other other, Spiotta’s newest fiction finds the country in the family in a single human heart. . Based on Spiotta’s novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years, Eat the Document is a story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Mary Whittaker-who now goes by several aliases--lives with her son who is super into music (a theme of Stone Arabia) and is a bit of a loner. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Eat the Document Finalist, National Book Awards 2006 for Fiction. I am very glad I did as Eat the Document is a superb book and I highly recommend it. . — Sarah Cypher, The Sunday Oregonian, “Spiotta calculates every word, character, and story line to illuminate the many faces of rebellion. . The book is about a woman who is on the run after committing an activist crime in the 70s. — Caroline Leavitt, Boston Globe, “Spiotta’s writing brims with energy and intelligence.” And good. This scary and often brilliant novel comes together beautifully in the end–there’s an intense satisfaction of seeing everything link up so movingly and with such warmth, and yet Spiotta is the only female writer I know whose prose reminds me of the cool ambient poetry and steely precision of Don DeLillo, and Eat the Document is as darkly exact and thrilling as the political novels of Joan Didion.”        Long time to be read, finally read. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free shipping. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. EAT THE DOCUMENT. Her book explores protests, bombings, underground filmmaking, and computer hacking, finding the personal and political ramifications of each.” She must have done a tremendous amount of research regarding culture and music. Talk:Eat the Document (novel) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The cover photo was taken on the train line between Belfast and Dublin, near Balbriggan. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. — Anna Godberson, Esquire online, “A keenly observant and caustically funny tale . Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. — Joanne Collings, Bookpage, “The novel is a marvel of time travel.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. More, please.”  With her second novel, Spiotta (Lightning Field, 2001) shows what riches can be gleaned from an approach that could at first blush seem overly mannered. It is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The corrosive nature of secrecy is there, as is the eerie ease of self-invention. — Gina Mallet, The National Post (Canada), “I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” — Ann Beattie, author of Follies: New Stories

”Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY OCT 24, 2005 Lives in the aftermath of 1970s radicalism form the … When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Something went wrong. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mary never expects to see her cohort Bobby whom she committed this crime with ever again. Although the novel's structure gives it an inevitably fragmented feeling, Eat the Document (the title comes from a documentary about Dylan's 1966 tour) is a powerful and disturbing book. Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2013. Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (2016), Stone Arabia (2011), Eat the Document (2006), and Lightning Field (2001). It was a National Book Award finalist and won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See all … Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture and consequence of rebellion, with particular resonance now. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. Please try again. I picked up Dana Spiotta's book "Eat the Document" after reading and enjoying "Stone Arabia" a great deal. First of all, the writing is great, she has an interesting and unique style, the prose is crisp sometimes amusing, but never overblown. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Would buy from this seller again. Although I knew napalm was a terrible thing, I learned that it was even worse than I knew. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. I was not disappointed to find another highly-charged and thought-provoking exploration of cultural change, in this case a deep look into the lives of left wing radicals on the run, creating new identities in suburban America - spanning the early 1970s … Search. Dana Spiotta. But this is a story about love, and fear, and remorse, and uncertainty of each, from their own perspectives and voices. Came in good condition and promptly. I also admire the development of the supporting characters and the setting, which feels very authentic. $4.14. To Spiotta, words are controlled substances, and they make the text shimmer and vibrate.” The ironic connections she makes between the cultural divide of the early 70s and late 90s are chilling and delicious. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But mostly I walked in the shoes (and heads) of Mary, Bobby, and Jason for decades. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! To be honest, I am not sure why nobody had recommended it to me before even after being a finalist for the National Book Award. singularly powerful and provocative. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, develop a new identity, survive the psychological stress as well as the practical challenges of this lifestyle. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” The three main characters, as well as some of the supporting cast, are well-developed and complex. This is an interesting and worthwhile read; I recommend it highly. Eat the Document is a 2006 novel by American writer Dana Spiotta about New Left activists in the 1970s and their successors a generation later in the 1990s. Her co-murderer and lover, Bobby, also goes underground, and each live lives of sorrowful solitude, unable to be completely who they were or who they have become, carrying the weight of their crimes and their passion and their lies, always a wall between them and the world and the people they try to love. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. — John Freeman, The Seattle Times, “A powerful and disturbing book.” . Highly recommended. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the1990s. Instead, this wonderful book is new and fresh and deep on many dimensions. Overall a very good book. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2016. Find items in libraries near you. Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017. — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, “A terrific novel, which reads like a diary or a thriller. There was a problem loading your book clubs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Read it! Please try again. Mary and Bobby are on the run after a Vietnam War protest has gone horribly wrong. She becomes Louise, and it is years later when she is widowed, raising her fifteen year old son alone, that her identity is revealed --- in ways I won't give away here. A larger plot gradually reveals itself as do the links between the characters. Eat the Document is about hippie activists in hiding, yes, but it is also about longing and loss, identity and authenticity, and the inescapability of destiny. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back [sic] chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. — Stewart O’Nan, author of The Good Wife, “With only her second book Dana Spiotta has become, I think, a major American writer. Scribner; 1st Edition (November 28, 2006). Starting with her love for Bobby, another tester, and chronicling her journey to eventually become a completel I bought a copy of Eat The Document after finishing Stone Arabia , also by Dana … Meadow and Carrie have everything in common - except their views on sex, power, moviemaking, and morality. Free shipping. I had no idea there was so much more of it available from clandestine sources than was ever released. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series ABC Stage 67. — Mark Costello, author of Big If, ”I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. We also learn about Nash--who works at a local music shop and figures in meaningfully to the story as we get to the end of the book. . In Stone Arabia, Denise tries to overcome her paralysis so she can connect in some way while her brother Nik retreats to his own private world, much like Jelly or Sarah in Innocents and Others. Everyday low … WikiProject Novels: This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia. ISBN 9780743273008 Scribner/Simon & Schuster . — Greil Marcus, ARTFORUM, “Best book of 2006”, “Eat the Document brilliantly contrasts nascent and mature postmodernity through the lens of culture/counterculture. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Unable to add item to List. A symphonic portrait of three decades of American life.” — Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death! It blew me away.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Spiotta's writing brims with energy and intelligence.". item 7 Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana. by Dana Spiotta . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Also a great deal more than I wanted to know about the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s – it had so many more nuances and sub-sub-sub categories than I ever imagined, and an array of technologies (Jason, a very bright boy, was into it). Please try your request again later. Surprising. Its title refers to a 1972 documentary about Bob Dylan. . Eat the document — but read it first.” You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. . Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi struck an optimistic tone abo… Document Computing: Technologies for Managing Electronic Document Collections discusses the important aspects of document computing and recommends technologies and techniques for document management, with an emphasis on the processes that are appropriate when computers are used to create, access, and publish documents. Eat the Document: A Novel by Dana Spiotta and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Spiotta creates a mesmerizing portrait of radicalism’s decline.” . . — Laurie Stone, Chicago Tribune, “Infused with subtle wit . Spiotta is an irresistible satirist and taut storyteller.” — Donna Seaman, Booklist, “A forthright and fascinating look at American counterculture.” Eat the Document: A Novel Paperback – November 28, 2006. by. Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Hawks. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2013. Dana Spiotta (Author) › Visit Amazon's Dana Spiotta Page. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling … Mary Whittaker, a 1970s radical, goes underground after a protest action results in murder. item 6 Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana. EAT THE DOCUMENT by Dana Spiotta ‧ RELEASE DATE: Feb. 21, 2006 Two 1970s activists spend decades on the run in Spiotta’s antihero odyssey. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s.A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of … She has no idea where Bobby is, whether he is alive or dead.Shifting between the protests in the 1970s and the con sequences of those choices in the 1990s, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the connection between the two eras — their language, technology, music, and activism. This is the story of two early ‘70s radicals (Mary Whittaker and Bobby DeSoto), their lives in hiding for 18 years, and Mary’s son (Jason) in his late teen years as he searches for his mother’s past. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. — Laura Leffler James, Cincinnati City Beat, “Eat the Document raises complicated issues with economical prose and significant insight, while penetrating its characters’ inner lives with empathy and understanding.” –Richard Gaughran, Daily-News Record Recommended. Spiotta succinctly and dramatically sizes up today’s chillingly cynical corporate kingdom.” a glittering book that possesses the staccato ferocity of Joan Didion and the historical resonance and razzle-dazzle language of Don DeLillo. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015. . . I am always trying to expand the scope of my reading and appreciate reading review from all sorts of sources. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. In the heyday of the seventies underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker- passionate, idealistic, and in love – design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Times, “Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. As much as I am an avid reader, I don't recall ever seeing Dana Spiotta' novels reviewed or mentioned anywhere. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. The book is very well written although you have to stick with it in the first 50 or so pages so you understand the flow which alternates between present day time and the early 70s and 80s. Buy Eat the Document: A Novel Main Market by Spiotta, Dana (ISBN: 9780330448291) from Amazon's Book Store. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Prisoners From The Front, Korean Language Class In Sri Petaling, Confederate Statues History, Downstairs In Malay, Waupaca County Correctional Officer, How To Draw All Mario Characters, Emigrant Lake Boat Rentals, Semana In English, The Ritz-carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach, Easy Love Drawings For Your Girlfriend In Pencil, Simpsons Brazil Spanish, " /> The book spends a lot of time talking about what it is like to be on the run and never being sure who is right around the corner from you. Well worth a read. [Spiotta] is the literary heir of Don DeLillo.” Eat the document : a novel. — Pages magazine, “Spiotta’s crisscrossing of times and narrators creates a remarkable tension….In all of this, Spiotta manages to create a very natural story: It is believable, uneasy, mildly violent, lovesick and beautifully written.” Dana Spiotta's new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the '80s and become filmmakers. . Dana Spiotta's second novel, Eat the Document, is a work of realistic fiction that tells the story of two Vietnam-era leftist radicals who go into hiding after a … — Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Library Journal, “Gripping and compelling” Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Stone Arabia is the better of the two books, but this is still a very good novel. That being said, I was not disappointed in the choice. Ms. Spiotta has a keen ear and even keener eye for the absurdities and disjunctions of American life, and this novel showcases those gifts in spades. Now it is the 1990s. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. It is engaging, usually fast-paced, and feels real. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother’s generation. Eat the Document. . [Dana Spiotta] Home. . — Bret Easton Ellis, author of Lunar Park, “Like a set of Russian dolls nesting in each other other, Spiotta’s newest fiction finds the country in the family in a single human heart. . Based on Spiotta’s novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years, Eat the Document is a story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Mary Whittaker-who now goes by several aliases--lives with her son who is super into music (a theme of Stone Arabia) and is a bit of a loner. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Eat the Document Finalist, National Book Awards 2006 for Fiction. I am very glad I did as Eat the Document is a superb book and I highly recommend it. . — Sarah Cypher, The Sunday Oregonian, “Spiotta calculates every word, character, and story line to illuminate the many faces of rebellion. . The book is about a woman who is on the run after committing an activist crime in the 70s. — Caroline Leavitt, Boston Globe, “Spiotta’s writing brims with energy and intelligence.” And good. This scary and often brilliant novel comes together beautifully in the end–there’s an intense satisfaction of seeing everything link up so movingly and with such warmth, and yet Spiotta is the only female writer I know whose prose reminds me of the cool ambient poetry and steely precision of Don DeLillo, and Eat the Document is as darkly exact and thrilling as the political novels of Joan Didion.”        Long time to be read, finally read. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free shipping. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. EAT THE DOCUMENT. Her book explores protests, bombings, underground filmmaking, and computer hacking, finding the personal and political ramifications of each.” She must have done a tremendous amount of research regarding culture and music. Talk:Eat the Document (novel) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The cover photo was taken on the train line between Belfast and Dublin, near Balbriggan. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. — Anna Godberson, Esquire online, “A keenly observant and caustically funny tale . Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. — Joanne Collings, Bookpage, “The novel is a marvel of time travel.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. More, please.”  With her second novel, Spiotta (Lightning Field, 2001) shows what riches can be gleaned from an approach that could at first blush seem overly mannered. It is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The corrosive nature of secrecy is there, as is the eerie ease of self-invention. — Gina Mallet, The National Post (Canada), “I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” — Ann Beattie, author of Follies: New Stories

”Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY OCT 24, 2005 Lives in the aftermath of 1970s radicalism form the … When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Something went wrong. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mary never expects to see her cohort Bobby whom she committed this crime with ever again. Although the novel's structure gives it an inevitably fragmented feeling, Eat the Document (the title comes from a documentary about Dylan's 1966 tour) is a powerful and disturbing book. Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2013. Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (2016), Stone Arabia (2011), Eat the Document (2006), and Lightning Field (2001). It was a National Book Award finalist and won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See all … Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture and consequence of rebellion, with particular resonance now. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. Please try again. I picked up Dana Spiotta's book "Eat the Document" after reading and enjoying "Stone Arabia" a great deal. First of all, the writing is great, she has an interesting and unique style, the prose is crisp sometimes amusing, but never overblown. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Would buy from this seller again. Although I knew napalm was a terrible thing, I learned that it was even worse than I knew. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. I was not disappointed to find another highly-charged and thought-provoking exploration of cultural change, in this case a deep look into the lives of left wing radicals on the run, creating new identities in suburban America - spanning the early 1970s … Search. Dana Spiotta. But this is a story about love, and fear, and remorse, and uncertainty of each, from their own perspectives and voices. Came in good condition and promptly. I also admire the development of the supporting characters and the setting, which feels very authentic. $4.14. To Spiotta, words are controlled substances, and they make the text shimmer and vibrate.” The ironic connections she makes between the cultural divide of the early 70s and late 90s are chilling and delicious. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But mostly I walked in the shoes (and heads) of Mary, Bobby, and Jason for decades. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! To be honest, I am not sure why nobody had recommended it to me before even after being a finalist for the National Book Award. singularly powerful and provocative. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, develop a new identity, survive the psychological stress as well as the practical challenges of this lifestyle. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” The three main characters, as well as some of the supporting cast, are well-developed and complex. This is an interesting and worthwhile read; I recommend it highly. Eat the Document is a 2006 novel by American writer Dana Spiotta about New Left activists in the 1970s and their successors a generation later in the 1990s. Her co-murderer and lover, Bobby, also goes underground, and each live lives of sorrowful solitude, unable to be completely who they were or who they have become, carrying the weight of their crimes and their passion and their lies, always a wall between them and the world and the people they try to love. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. — John Freeman, The Seattle Times, “A powerful and disturbing book.” . Highly recommended. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the1990s. Instead, this wonderful book is new and fresh and deep on many dimensions. Overall a very good book. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2016. Find items in libraries near you. Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017. — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, “A terrific novel, which reads like a diary or a thriller. There was a problem loading your book clubs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Read it! Please try again. Mary and Bobby are on the run after a Vietnam War protest has gone horribly wrong. She becomes Louise, and it is years later when she is widowed, raising her fifteen year old son alone, that her identity is revealed --- in ways I won't give away here. A larger plot gradually reveals itself as do the links between the characters. Eat the Document is about hippie activists in hiding, yes, but it is also about longing and loss, identity and authenticity, and the inescapability of destiny. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back [sic] chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. — Stewart O’Nan, author of The Good Wife, “With only her second book Dana Spiotta has become, I think, a major American writer. Scribner; 1st Edition (November 28, 2006). Starting with her love for Bobby, another tester, and chronicling her journey to eventually become a completel I bought a copy of Eat The Document after finishing Stone Arabia , also by Dana … Meadow and Carrie have everything in common - except their views on sex, power, moviemaking, and morality. Free shipping. I had no idea there was so much more of it available from clandestine sources than was ever released. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series ABC Stage 67. — Mark Costello, author of Big If, ”I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. We also learn about Nash--who works at a local music shop and figures in meaningfully to the story as we get to the end of the book. . In Stone Arabia, Denise tries to overcome her paralysis so she can connect in some way while her brother Nik retreats to his own private world, much like Jelly or Sarah in Innocents and Others. Everyday low … WikiProject Novels: This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia. ISBN 9780743273008 Scribner/Simon & Schuster . — Greil Marcus, ARTFORUM, “Best book of 2006”, “Eat the Document brilliantly contrasts nascent and mature postmodernity through the lens of culture/counterculture. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Unable to add item to List. A symphonic portrait of three decades of American life.” — Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death! It blew me away.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Spiotta's writing brims with energy and intelligence.". item 7 Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana. by Dana Spiotta . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Also a great deal more than I wanted to know about the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s – it had so many more nuances and sub-sub-sub categories than I ever imagined, and an array of technologies (Jason, a very bright boy, was into it). Please try your request again later. Surprising. Its title refers to a 1972 documentary about Bob Dylan. . Eat the document — but read it first.” You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. . Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi struck an optimistic tone abo… Document Computing: Technologies for Managing Electronic Document Collections discusses the important aspects of document computing and recommends technologies and techniques for document management, with an emphasis on the processes that are appropriate when computers are used to create, access, and publish documents. Eat the Document: A Novel by Dana Spiotta and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Spiotta creates a mesmerizing portrait of radicalism’s decline.” . . — Laurie Stone, Chicago Tribune, “Infused with subtle wit . Spiotta is an irresistible satirist and taut storyteller.” — Donna Seaman, Booklist, “A forthright and fascinating look at American counterculture.” Eat the Document: A Novel Paperback – November 28, 2006. by. Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Hawks. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2013. Dana Spiotta (Author) › Visit Amazon's Dana Spiotta Page. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling … Mary Whittaker, a 1970s radical, goes underground after a protest action results in murder. item 6 Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana. EAT THE DOCUMENT by Dana Spiotta ‧ RELEASE DATE: Feb. 21, 2006 Two 1970s activists spend decades on the run in Spiotta’s antihero odyssey. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s.A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of … She has no idea where Bobby is, whether he is alive or dead.Shifting between the protests in the 1970s and the con sequences of those choices in the 1990s, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the connection between the two eras — their language, technology, music, and activism. This is the story of two early ‘70s radicals (Mary Whittaker and Bobby DeSoto), their lives in hiding for 18 years, and Mary’s son (Jason) in his late teen years as he searches for his mother’s past. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. — Laura Leffler James, Cincinnati City Beat, “Eat the Document raises complicated issues with economical prose and significant insight, while penetrating its characters’ inner lives with empathy and understanding.” –Richard Gaughran, Daily-News Record Recommended. Spiotta succinctly and dramatically sizes up today’s chillingly cynical corporate kingdom.” a glittering book that possesses the staccato ferocity of Joan Didion and the historical resonance and razzle-dazzle language of Don DeLillo. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015. . . I am always trying to expand the scope of my reading and appreciate reading review from all sorts of sources. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. In the heyday of the seventies underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker- passionate, idealistic, and in love – design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Times, “Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. As much as I am an avid reader, I don't recall ever seeing Dana Spiotta' novels reviewed or mentioned anywhere. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. The book is very well written although you have to stick with it in the first 50 or so pages so you understand the flow which alternates between present day time and the early 70s and 80s. Buy Eat the Document: A Novel Main Market by Spiotta, Dana (ISBN: 9780330448291) from Amazon's Book Store. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Prisoners From The Front, Korean Language Class In Sri Petaling, Confederate Statues History, Downstairs In Malay, Waupaca County Correctional Officer, How To Draw All Mario Characters, Emigrant Lake Boat Rentals, Semana In English, The Ritz-carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach, Easy Love Drawings For Your Girlfriend In Pencil, Simpsons Brazil Spanish, " />

See search results for this author. — Julia Scheeres, The New York Times Book Review, “Scintillating . I wanted to see what else she wrote and how it compared. Spiotta ultimately expresses a deep ambivalence to American culture and its affection for starting over, its ‘freedom from memory and history and accounting.” . Her characters are unique and the theme of escape, reinvention and loss is universal and one that most of us can relate to - even if we are not forced to go underground in order to hide from the a violent past. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2012. The prose is clear and clean, not embellished or overworked, which seems to fit the pragmatic tone of the story. $3.99. Joanne Collings writes from Washington, D.C. There's a problem loading this menu right now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. What I most admired however was the detail that went into the book, in particular the references to counter culture of the 60's/70's and beyond. . Each of the many characters in Eat the Document is introduced at a point in time and developed carefully, richly, slowly, and mysteriously. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. More, please.”  A few weeks ago I was reading the Sunday NY Times magazine and read a piece on the author, who is coming out with a new novel in a few months. In particular the references to the current "anti-establishment" movements are wonderfully droll. — Ross Simonini, Seattle Weekly, “Eat the Document reveals its darkness and weirdness slowly. EAT DOCUMENT: A NOVEL By Dana Spiotta - Hardcover **Mint Condition**. I was not disappointed to find another highly-charged and thought-provoking exploration of cultural change, in this case a deep look into the lives of left wing radicals on the run, creating new identities in suburban America - spanning the early 1970s through to the 2000s. Eat The Document is primarily the story of Mary Whittaker, alias Caroline, alias Louise Barrot, who turns into a fugitive after an act of protest against the violence of the Vietnam war ends badly. LOCKDOWN will be “gradually lifted” in March once all over 70s have received the coronavirus vaccine, the government hopes. Well written. With astounding detail, Spiotta is equally rhapsodic on the fads and follies of two generations of countercultural rebels, but spares neither her sharp eye for hypocrisy, futility, and misplaced desires. In Eat the Document, the question of how to respond (or answer back, or resist) was political and focused outward, with all the complications and consequences of those actions. Really interesting novel full of pop cultural references. — Ann Beattie, author of Follies, “Fantastic . The title does not do the book justice -- it sounded cheap and campy on its face. Spiotta has a wonderful ironic sensibility, juxtaposing ‘70s fervor with ‘90s expediency.” — Stewart O’Nan, author of The Good Wife. — Kirkus, “Spiotta has written a very American novel about dissent, which becomes more valuable but also more dangerous and unwelcome in times of war, and the ethical lines one cannot cross without, as Caroline says, becoming the thing you wish to escape.” — John Hammond, San Antonio Express-News, “Eat the Document is a good yarn. Picador £12.99, pp304. “Fiction as documentary, a coruscating, heartrending fable of struggle and loss.” “Stunning . Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. The two must erase their past, forge new identities, and never see one another again. . . More about this author > The book spends a lot of time talking about what it is like to be on the run and never being sure who is right around the corner from you. Well worth a read. [Spiotta] is the literary heir of Don DeLillo.” Eat the document : a novel. — Pages magazine, “Spiotta’s crisscrossing of times and narrators creates a remarkable tension….In all of this, Spiotta manages to create a very natural story: It is believable, uneasy, mildly violent, lovesick and beautifully written.” Dana Spiotta's new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the '80s and become filmmakers. . Dana Spiotta's second novel, Eat the Document, is a work of realistic fiction that tells the story of two Vietnam-era leftist radicals who go into hiding after a … — Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Library Journal, “Gripping and compelling” Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Stone Arabia is the better of the two books, but this is still a very good novel. That being said, I was not disappointed in the choice. Ms. Spiotta has a keen ear and even keener eye for the absurdities and disjunctions of American life, and this novel showcases those gifts in spades. Now it is the 1990s. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. It is engaging, usually fast-paced, and feels real. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother’s generation. Eat the Document. . [Dana Spiotta] Home. . — Bret Easton Ellis, author of Lunar Park, “Like a set of Russian dolls nesting in each other other, Spiotta’s newest fiction finds the country in the family in a single human heart. . Based on Spiotta’s novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years, Eat the Document is a story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Mary Whittaker-who now goes by several aliases--lives with her son who is super into music (a theme of Stone Arabia) and is a bit of a loner. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Eat the Document Finalist, National Book Awards 2006 for Fiction. I am very glad I did as Eat the Document is a superb book and I highly recommend it. . — Sarah Cypher, The Sunday Oregonian, “Spiotta calculates every word, character, and story line to illuminate the many faces of rebellion. . The book is about a woman who is on the run after committing an activist crime in the 70s. — Caroline Leavitt, Boston Globe, “Spiotta’s writing brims with energy and intelligence.” And good. This scary and often brilliant novel comes together beautifully in the end–there’s an intense satisfaction of seeing everything link up so movingly and with such warmth, and yet Spiotta is the only female writer I know whose prose reminds me of the cool ambient poetry and steely precision of Don DeLillo, and Eat the Document is as darkly exact and thrilling as the political novels of Joan Didion.”        Long time to be read, finally read. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free shipping. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. EAT THE DOCUMENT. Her book explores protests, bombings, underground filmmaking, and computer hacking, finding the personal and political ramifications of each.” She must have done a tremendous amount of research regarding culture and music. Talk:Eat the Document (novel) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The cover photo was taken on the train line between Belfast and Dublin, near Balbriggan. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. — Anna Godberson, Esquire online, “A keenly observant and caustically funny tale . Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. — Joanne Collings, Bookpage, “The novel is a marvel of time travel.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. More, please.”  With her second novel, Spiotta (Lightning Field, 2001) shows what riches can be gleaned from an approach that could at first blush seem overly mannered. It is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The corrosive nature of secrecy is there, as is the eerie ease of self-invention. — Gina Mallet, The National Post (Canada), “I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” — Ann Beattie, author of Follies: New Stories

”Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY OCT 24, 2005 Lives in the aftermath of 1970s radicalism form the … When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. Something went wrong. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mary never expects to see her cohort Bobby whom she committed this crime with ever again. Although the novel's structure gives it an inevitably fragmented feeling, Eat the Document (the title comes from a documentary about Dylan's 1966 tour) is a powerful and disturbing book. Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2013. Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (2016), Stone Arabia (2011), Eat the Document (2006), and Lightning Field (2001). It was a National Book Award finalist and won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See all … Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture and consequence of rebellion, with particular resonance now. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. Please try again. I picked up Dana Spiotta's book "Eat the Document" after reading and enjoying "Stone Arabia" a great deal. First of all, the writing is great, she has an interesting and unique style, the prose is crisp sometimes amusing, but never overblown. Dana Spiotta, whom Michiko Kakutani called “wonderfully observant and wonderfully gifted… with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadness of contemporary life” (The New York Times), has written a bold and moving novel about a fugitive radical from the 1970s who has lived in hiding for twenty-five years. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Would buy from this seller again. Although I knew napalm was a terrible thing, I learned that it was even worse than I knew. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. I was not disappointed to find another highly-charged and thought-provoking exploration of cultural change, in this case a deep look into the lives of left wing radicals on the run, creating new identities in suburban America - spanning the early 1970s … Search. Dana Spiotta. But this is a story about love, and fear, and remorse, and uncertainty of each, from their own perspectives and voices. Came in good condition and promptly. I also admire the development of the supporting characters and the setting, which feels very authentic. $4.14. To Spiotta, words are controlled substances, and they make the text shimmer and vibrate.” The ironic connections she makes between the cultural divide of the early 70s and late 90s are chilling and delicious. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But mostly I walked in the shoes (and heads) of Mary, Bobby, and Jason for decades. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! To be honest, I am not sure why nobody had recommended it to me before even after being a finalist for the National Book Award. singularly powerful and provocative. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, develop a new identity, survive the psychological stress as well as the practical challenges of this lifestyle. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She uses her prose like a strobe light to give you enough of a freeze-frame on what’s happening to make you stop and wonder whether you might be implicated in this curious, perhaps dangerous dance.” The three main characters, as well as some of the supporting cast, are well-developed and complex. This is an interesting and worthwhile read; I recommend it highly. Eat the Document is a 2006 novel by American writer Dana Spiotta about New Left activists in the 1970s and their successors a generation later in the 1990s. Her co-murderer and lover, Bobby, also goes underground, and each live lives of sorrowful solitude, unable to be completely who they were or who they have become, carrying the weight of their crimes and their passion and their lies, always a wall between them and the world and the people they try to love. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. — John Freeman, The Seattle Times, “A powerful and disturbing book.” . Highly recommended. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the1990s. Instead, this wonderful book is new and fresh and deep on many dimensions. Overall a very good book. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. I learned a great deal about how to disappear, Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2016. Find items in libraries near you. Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017. — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, “A terrific novel, which reads like a diary or a thriller. There was a problem loading your book clubs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Read it! Please try again. Mary and Bobby are on the run after a Vietnam War protest has gone horribly wrong. She becomes Louise, and it is years later when she is widowed, raising her fifteen year old son alone, that her identity is revealed --- in ways I won't give away here. A larger plot gradually reveals itself as do the links between the characters. Eat the Document is about hippie activists in hiding, yes, but it is also about longing and loss, identity and authenticity, and the inescapability of destiny. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back [sic] chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour. — Stewart O’Nan, author of The Good Wife, “With only her second book Dana Spiotta has become, I think, a major American writer. Scribner; 1st Edition (November 28, 2006). Starting with her love for Bobby, another tester, and chronicling her journey to eventually become a completel I bought a copy of Eat The Document after finishing Stone Arabia , also by Dana … Meadow and Carrie have everything in common - except their views on sex, power, moviemaking, and morality. Free shipping. I had no idea there was so much more of it available from clandestine sources than was ever released. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series ABC Stage 67. — Mark Costello, author of Big If, ”I like the way Dana Spiotta tinges reality with a dazzling now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t quality. In the heyday of the 1970s underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. We also learn about Nash--who works at a local music shop and figures in meaningfully to the story as we get to the end of the book. . In Stone Arabia, Denise tries to overcome her paralysis so she can connect in some way while her brother Nik retreats to his own private world, much like Jelly or Sarah in Innocents and Others. Everyday low … WikiProject Novels: This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia. ISBN 9780743273008 Scribner/Simon & Schuster . — Greil Marcus, ARTFORUM, “Best book of 2006”, “Eat the Document brilliantly contrasts nascent and mature postmodernity through the lens of culture/counterculture. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Unable to add item to List. A symphonic portrait of three decades of American life.” — Katha Pollitt, author of Virginity or Death! It blew me away.” An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Spiotta's writing brims with energy and intelligence.". item 7 Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel by Spiotta, Dana. by Dana Spiotta . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Also a great deal more than I wanted to know about the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s – it had so many more nuances and sub-sub-sub categories than I ever imagined, and an array of technologies (Jason, a very bright boy, was into it). Please try your request again later. Surprising. Its title refers to a 1972 documentary about Bob Dylan. . Eat the document — but read it first.” You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. . Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi struck an optimistic tone abo… Document Computing: Technologies for Managing Electronic Document Collections discusses the important aspects of document computing and recommends technologies and techniques for document management, with an emphasis on the processes that are appropriate when computers are used to create, access, and publish documents. Eat the Document: A Novel by Dana Spiotta and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Spiotta creates a mesmerizing portrait of radicalism’s decline.” . . — Laurie Stone, Chicago Tribune, “Infused with subtle wit . Spiotta is an irresistible satirist and taut storyteller.” — Donna Seaman, Booklist, “A forthright and fascinating look at American counterculture.” Eat the Document: A Novel Paperback – November 28, 2006. by. Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Hawks. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling story of activism, sacrifice, and the cost of living a secret. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2013. Dana Spiotta (Author) › Visit Amazon's Dana Spiotta Page. Eat the Document is a hugely compelling … Mary Whittaker, a 1970s radical, goes underground after a protest action results in murder. item 6 Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana - Eat the Document: A Novel , Spiotta, Dana. EAT THE DOCUMENT by Dana Spiotta ‧ RELEASE DATE: Feb. 21, 2006 Two 1970s activists spend decades on the run in Spiotta’s antihero odyssey. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s.A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of … She has no idea where Bobby is, whether he is alive or dead.Shifting between the protests in the 1970s and the con sequences of those choices in the 1990s, Dana Spiotta deftly explores the connection between the two eras — their language, technology, music, and activism. This is the story of two early ‘70s radicals (Mary Whittaker and Bobby DeSoto), their lives in hiding for 18 years, and Mary’s son (Jason) in his late teen years as he searches for his mother’s past. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. — Laura Leffler James, Cincinnati City Beat, “Eat the Document raises complicated issues with economical prose and significant insight, while penetrating its characters’ inner lives with empathy and understanding.” –Richard Gaughran, Daily-News Record Recommended. Spiotta succinctly and dramatically sizes up today’s chillingly cynical corporate kingdom.” a glittering book that possesses the staccato ferocity of Joan Didion and the historical resonance and razzle-dazzle language of Don DeLillo. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015. . . I am always trying to expand the scope of my reading and appreciate reading review from all sorts of sources. A National Book Award finalist, Eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. Character-driven and brilliant, Eat the Document is an important and revelatory novel about the culture of rebellion, with particular resonance now. In the heyday of the seventies underground, Bobby DeSoto and Mary Whittaker- passionate, idealistic, and in love – design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Times, “Such smart and delicious satire, yet so true and good to its characters too. As much as I am an avid reader, I don't recall ever seeing Dana Spiotta' novels reviewed or mentioned anywhere. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. Having been very impressed by Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia I thought I'd track down her previous novel, Eat the Document. The book is very well written although you have to stick with it in the first 50 or so pages so you understand the flow which alternates between present day time and the early 70s and 80s. Buy Eat the Document: A Novel Main Market by Spiotta, Dana (ISBN: 9780330448291) from Amazon's Book Store. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.

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