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The Resource I should have known better, William E. Jones

I should have known better, William E. Jones

Label
I should have known better
Title
I should have known better
Statement of responsibility
William E. Jones
Title variation
  • I should've known better
  • Should've known better
  • Should have known better
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While working at a dead-end job in Los Angeles during the mid-1990s, [the narrator] reconnects with his best friend Moira, recently returned from Central America, and makes a new friend, Bernie, who teaches the history of photography. The two of them convince him to pursue a master's degree as a way of escaping the unrewarding life of a video store clerk. Once the narrator is exposed to an academic environment, he takes a dim view of the education that art school has to offer, but is happy to meet a group of talented fellow students who become close friends. He encounters a number of art world figures, ranging from the brilliant to the abject, who disabuse him of his illusions. The narrator has his most instructive experiences off campus, especially a love affair with the handsome and mercurial Temo, an insolent rich kid who leads a double life. Together they explore their sexual limits in scenes of bracing explicitness. I Should Have Known Better bears witness to the last gasp of Los Angeles bohemia at the end of the twentieth century ... [and] paints precise portraits of inspired eccentrics devoted to pursuing their dreams, 'shopping artists' who believe in nothing but hedonism, and latter-day leftists who find themselves directionless after the fall of communism. Above all, the book pays tribute to the impulsive experiments and intense friendships of youth"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IG$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, William E.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Video rental services
  • Clerks (Retail trade)
  • Gay college students
  • Art students
  • Art schools
  • Artists
  • Bildungsromans
  • Nineteen nineties
  • California
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Art schools
  • Art students
  • Artists
  • Bildungsromans
  • Clerks (Retail trade)
  • Gay college students
  • Gay men
  • Manners and customs
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Video rental services
  • California
  • California
Label
I should have known better, William E. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: I'm open to anything
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
on1268211520
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780578761800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
I should have known better, William E. Jones
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: I'm open to anything
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
on1268211520
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780578761800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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