The Culture Vulture as Hero: Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City (and Slavoj Žižek)

Lethem’s creation of Perkus Tooth in Chronic City is a representation of a culture vulture par excellence.

Perkus smokes massive amounts of marijuana, imbibes a constant stream of coffee, and basically never leaves his house except for the daily necessity of eating.

He is an out-of-work rock critic who, for reasons that are left (mostly) unexplained in the book, basically just sits around and absorbs culture all day, every day.

The Culture Vulture as Hero: Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City (and Slavoj Žižek)

at The Hyperarchival Parallax.

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