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Title   A A Novel 

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Author   WARHOL A  ISBN   9780099528784  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Vintage Classics  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Classics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis In the late 1960s Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, set out to turn an ordinary book into a piece of pop art. He said that he wanted to create a 'bad' novel 'because doing something the wrong way always opens doors'. The result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the world of Warhol's Factory. "A: A novel" was created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory between August 1965 and May 1967 and transcribed verbatim, complete with typos and missing words. It begins with the fabulous Warhol superstar Ondine popping pills and follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swathes through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals and whorehouses of 1960s Manhattan. This is a unique conceptual project - part novel, part artwork - and is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol's pop art sensibility.

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