Jonathan Lethem Quote

Dylan's friend Linus Millberg appears out of the crowd with a cup of beer and shouts, 'Dorothy is John Lennon, the Scarecrow is Paul McCartney, the Tin Woodman is George Harrison, the Lion's Ringo.'',' commands Dylan over the lousy twangy country CB's is playing between sets.'Easy,' Linus shouts back. Kirk's John, Spock's Paul, Bones is George, Scotty is Ringo. Or Chekov, after the first season. Doesn't matter, it's like a Scotty-Chekov-combination Ringo. Spare parts are always surplus Georges or Ringos.''But isn't Spock-lacks-a-heart and McCoy-lacks-a-brain like Woodman and Scarecrow? So Dorothy's Kirk?''You don't get it. That's just a superficial coincidence. The Beatle thing is an , it's like the basic human formation. Everything naturally forms into a Beatles, people can't help it.''Say the types again.''Responsible-parent genius-parent genius-child clown-child.''Okay, do Star Wars.''Luke , Han Solo , Chewbacca , the robots .''.''Uh, Johnny Carson , the guest , Ed McMahon , whatisname .''Doc Severinson.''Yeah, right. See, everything revolves around John, even Paul. That's why John's the guest.''And Severinson's quiet but talented, like a Wookie.''You begin to understand.

Jonathan Lethem

Dylan's friend Linus Millberg appears out of the crowd with a cup of beer and shouts, 'Dorothy is John Lennon, the Scarecrow is Paul McCartney, the Tin Woodman is George Harrison, the Lion's Ringo.'',' commands Dylan over the lousy twangy country CB's is playing between sets.'Easy,' Linus shouts back. Kirk's John, Spock's Paul, Bones is George, Scotty is Ringo. Or Chekov, after the first season. Doesn't matter, it's like a Scotty-Chekov-combination Ringo. Spare parts are always surplus Georges or Ringos.''But isn't Spock-lacks-a-heart and McCoy-lacks-a-brain like Woodman and Scarecrow? So Dorothy's Kirk?''You don't get it. That's just a superficial coincidence. The Beatle thing is an , it's like the basic human formation. Everything naturally forms into a Beatles, people can't help it.''Say the types again.''Responsible-parent genius-parent genius-child clown-child.''Okay, do Star Wars.''Luke , Han Solo , Chewbacca , the robots .''.''Uh, Johnny Carson , the guest , Ed McMahon , whatisname .''Doc Severinson.''Yeah, right. See, everything revolves around John, even Paul. That's why John's the guest.''And Severinson's quiet but talented, like a Wookie.''You begin to understand.

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About Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Allen Lethem (; born February 19, 1964) is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in 1994. In 1999, Lethem published Motherless Brooklyn, a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel that achieved mainstream success. In 2003, he published The Fortress of Solitude, which became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2005, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. Since 2011, he has taught creative writing at Pomona College.