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Leaving the Atocha Station
- By: Ben Lerner
- Narrated by: Ben Lerner
- Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's 'research' becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond: are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? Is poetry an essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader's projections?
Captured the Challenge of second language
- By Gayle Winegar on 03-26-12
Not a bad story but the narrator read it so badly that I didn't finish it. Lerner's reading of his story was monotone and self loathing. The why bother life is awful style of reading drove me crazy!
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