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portable Veblen

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited, and with an introduction, by Max Lerner.
SeriesThe Viking portable library
ContributionsLerner, Max.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19644534M

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a/5(15). Description. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

The Portable Veblen is a book about relationships—both familial and romantic. Through their own unconventional journey, Veblen and Paul face quandaries and revelations that affect any couple: that being in a relationship means sharing your idiosyncrasies and accepting those of your loved one, and finding that crucial balance between retaining /5(). Elizabeth McKenzie’s new novel, The Portable Veblen, is a delightful story about year-old Veblen Amundsen-Hovda, a single woman who makes her own clothes and works as a temp at the Stanford School of , she meets and falls in love with Paul Vreeland, a year-old researcher who has designed a device that will help medics perform emergency craniotomies on the front lines of.

'Portable Veblen' Puts A Quirky Spin On Marriage And Family Fresh Air Janu • Elizabeth McKenzie's new novel about the pitfalls of approaching marriage is a sharply written romantic. The Portable Veblen Elizabeth McKenzie, Penguin pp. ISBN Summary Nominated, National Book Awards An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor.


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Longlisted for the Portable Veblen book Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction.

An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture /5(). The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.

A young couple on the brink of mar/5. The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.

A young couple on the brink of marriage—the charming. The Editor's Introduction to the edition of The Portable Veblen (not to be confused with the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Mckenzie) talks about how well Veblen (who had died in ) had worn, how little it was r, 68+ years later this is a largely unsupportable view.

Veblen's view on race seem peculiar in this day and age, and although he made a real effort at 4/5. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

Set portable Veblen book and around Palo Alto, amid the culture. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture /5(8). INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH MCKENZIE. Reading Elizabeth McKenzie’s winning new novel, The Portable Veblen, feels a bit like jumping into a Wes Anderson the opening lines, one can almost hear the Andersonesque voice-over and see the camera zoom in for the set-up shot: “Huddled together on the last block of Tasso Street, in.

About The Portable Veblen. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

“The Portable Veblen,” Ms. McKenzie’s second novel, may be her most cockeyed concoction to date. (She is also the author of “Stop That Girl,” a collection of short stories, and. The Portable Veblen makes a case that the outspoken social critic's work, including his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class, published in at the end of the Gilded Age, is.

To order The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie (Fourth Estate, £) for £ go to or call. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: McKenzie, Elizabeth.

The Portable Veblen. Penguin, The Portable Veblen is a novel centering around the newly engaged couple of Veblen Amundesn-Hovda and Paul Vreeland.

Veblen and Paul both live in modern-day Palo Alto. Discussion Questions We'll add the publisher's questions if and when they're made available. In the meantime, use these LitLovers talking points to kick off a discussion for The Portable Veblen then take off on your own: 1.

The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages,The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.A young couple on the brink of marriage—the charming.

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Finalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction. An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny.

Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture /5(22). The Portable Veblen has extraneous plot points, but for the most part, this is a funny and well-written novel about family, love and the perils of misplaced ambition. Adding to the experience are the many photographs wittily distributed throughout: Next to the paragraph in which Veblen’s stepfather offers her a chicken burrito is a tiny photo.

The Portable Veblen is a serious and, at times, sad book. And there is a talking squirrel."-- Chicago Reader "Full of vibrant passages that practically leap off the page and twirl around the room. The Portable Veblen is a novel by Elizabeth is about a young woman, Veblen, and her relationships with her fiancé Paul, their families, and squirrels.

Reception. The New York Times described The Portable Veblen as "a screwball comedy with a dash of mental illness; a conventional tale of family pathos; a sendup of Big Pharma; a meditation on consumption, marriage, the nature Author: Elizabeth McKenzie.

The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.

The Portable Veblen is a love story as well as a satire or social commentary about the pharmaceutical and medical professions.

The writer, Elizabeth McKenzie, is very clever and funny. I wouldn’t say I laughed out loud, but I did emit a few little minor guffaws and did enjoy the humor in the book. Elizabeth McKenzie’s latest novel is The Portable Veblen, long listed for the National Book Award for Fiction and named a Best Book of the year by NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, St.

Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus, Elle, BookPage, and Largehearted Boy. She is also the author of MacGregor Tells the World, Stop That Girl, and editor of My Postwar Life. THE PORTABLE VEBLEN is set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across.

A young couple on the brink of marriage the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other.The Portable Veblen Elizabeth McKenzie.

Penguin Press, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. The Making of 'The Portable Veblen': Elizabeth McKenzie Talks.