Luc Sante’s writing first appeared in BOMB in November 1984; I was a toddler.
Geoffrey O’Brien and Luc Sante unearth the subtext that was Times Square in the ’60s, “the round-the-clock festival of junk culture and lyrical sleaze.”
From Moby Dick to Gravity’s Rainbow America has glimpsed the rare encyclopedic novel. But Luc Sante’s The Factory of Facts may be the first encyclopedic memoir, at once comprehensive and personal, erudite and intuitive.
He had been waiting in the doctor’s office for so long he had begun to forget his symptoms.