Autor Jonathan Lethem

"Realität in Gänze können wir gar nicht aushalten"

| Lesedauer: 6 Minuten

Jonathan Lethems Romane haben sehr viele und doch nur einen einzigen Helden: New York, eine Stadt, die bei ihm zu einem Schmelztiegel der Schicksale und der Popkultur wird. Von New York erzählt auch sein neuer, fantastisch guter und von der Kritik frenetisch gefeierter Roman "Chronic City" (Tropen Verlag, 490 Seiten, 24,95 Euro). Mit dem 47-Jährigen sprach Wieland Freund.

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