Lost property - Ben Sonnenberg

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Title
Lost property - memoirs and confessions of a bad boy
Author
Ben Sonnenberg
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
New York Review Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200616

Lost Property is a book of memoirs and confessions. The memoirs are of 19 Gramercy Park, once described by The New Yorker as "the greatest house...in private hands in New York." Much like an ocean liner, it was commanded by the author's immensely powerful and seductive father, Benjamin Sonnenberg, Sr., the man said to have invented the modern business of public relations. The memoirs are also of a son's aesthetic, sexual, and political education, as he both rejects his father's influence and strives to be his equal. The confessions in Lost Property are of Ben Sonnenberg's sometimes absurd flight into "anarchy and sabotage"; of an infidel life in sex and politics, in Europe during the Cold War (at one point he was reporting to both the CIA and East German Intelligence) and in New York City in the late sixties. Lost Property is also about marriage, children, debt, divorce and multiple sclerosis. A savage comedy, Lost Property is deepened by reflections upon class, culture, and illness. "At last," writes James Salter, "a defiant life that does not end in bathos, drugs, or stacks of old newspapers, one that draws its distinction from, and ends up as, art."

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Editors - United States - Biography.|Authors, American - 20th century - Biography.|Children of the rich - New York (State) - New York - Biography.|New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
cm

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