Gilbert Sorrentino

American writer

1929   -   2006

movement: Beat Generation
genre: poetry, novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: writer, university teacher, poet, novelist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Gilbert Sorrentino (April 27, 1929 – May 18, 2006) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic, professor, and editor.In over twenty-five works of fiction and poetry, Sorrentino explored the comic and formal possibilities of language and literature. His insistence on the primacy of language and his forays into metafiction mark him as a postmodernist, but he is also known for his ear for American speech and his attention to the particularities of place, especially of his native Brooklyn.
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