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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
Matched the Protagonist's State of Mind
Would you listen to Leaving the Atocha Station again? Why?
Only for the author reading in the style and detachment of the protoagonist.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Since the character was irritating, I don't think it would have been.
Which scene was your favorite?
Didn't necessarily have a favorite scene
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?