Johnny Golightly comes home

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dc.contributor.author Hopkins, Patrick Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-26T11:39:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-26T11:39:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-26T11:39:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/6501
dc.description.abstract Abstract Johnny Golightly Comes Home is a nonfiction novel about the writing of two books by Pat Hopkins. In particular it is an account of the author’s often troubled interaction with artist John Anthony Boerma, who once took on the persona of Johnny Golightly after reading Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It is a story about illusion and fantasy in the creation of a work of conceptual art. As the lies are stripped away, so a new character emerges – that of Johnny Gochristly, the messiah sent to take away the parameters of the world. And in this latter-day passion play the unwitting writer has the role of Judas. The accompanying reflexive essay reviews the themes as they appear in the book – especially those of epiphany brought on by trauma, which leads to a divine mission often associated with extreme eccentricity. It concludes with a section on the writing process. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject John Anthony Boerma en
dc.subject Johnny Golightly en
dc.subject Epiphany en
dc.subject Trauma en
dc.subject Eccentricity en
dc.subject Outsider en
dc.subject Suicide en
dc.subject Helen Martins en
dc.subject Truth en
dc.subject Nukain Mabusa en
dc.title Johnny Golightly comes home en
dc.type Thesis en


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