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The Resource Chimney rock, Charlie Smith

Chimney rock, Charlie Smith

Label
Chimney rock
Title
Chimney rock
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hailed for his "appalling brilliance" on the front page of The New York Times Book Review, Charlie Smith is like the Titan who stole fire from heaven: a novelist of Promethean originality and daring who in three enduring novels - Canaan, Shine Hawk, and The Lives of the Dead - has given us a vision that is at once achingly beautiful, violent, erotic, and, at the last, full of grace. In Chimney Rock, Smith takes on the illusion and madness of America's factory of fantasy
  • Hollywood is home for Smith's narrator, Will Blake, the scion of two generations of movie folk, himself an actor by default, though a good one, for who could better play a role or steal the show than a homeboy, raised where make-believe is every bit as real as what's real. Smith's Los Angeles is the end of the American line, the place where the West ran out of itself and turned inward, its pioneers become impresarios, mining myths, not gold. Will's father, Clement, is
  • The ape of Hollywood, hell-bent to produce the next spectacle of mayhem and excess, seduce the next woman, and willing to destroy whatever stands in his way. Between father and son there is much bitterness. There is the memory of Will's brother, Bobby, a suicide; and Jennie White, Will's mother, who has withstood her husband's voraciousness only at great cost. But when Clement takes an interest in Will's wife, Kate - known to the world as the actress Zebra Dunn, she is
  • Smith's most incandescent creation - this lifelong antipathy erupts in a deadly struggle. Part murder mystery, part family tragedy, part exploration of the extreme personality, Chimney Rock burns in a white heat from beginning to end and succeeds in questioning, even redefining, the limits of invention
Summary
Will Blake, an actor and the descendant of two generations of movie folk, struggles with his larger-than-life, unfaithful director father and memories of his brother's suicide
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056394
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Charlie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M5163
LC item number
C47 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Motion picture industry
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Motion picture industry
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Chimney rock, Charlie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27013304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780805022445
Lccn
92039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)27013304
Label
Chimney rock, Charlie Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27013304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780805022445
Lccn
92039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)27013304

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