Books The Ecstasy of Influence Nonfictions, Etc. by Jonathan Lethem Paperback, 441 pages, Vintage, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Ecstasy of InfluenceSubtitleNonfictions, Etc.AuthorJonathan Lethem Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces — essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism — which also doubles as a novelist's manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. Genres: Nonfiction Also by Jonathan Lethem You Don't Love Me Yet Omega the Unknown Men And Cartoons Chronic City Dissident Gardens See More Books Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about The Ecstasy of Influence New In Paperback Great Rifts In Rwanda, Pakistan, Language And The CIA October 15, 2012 Novelists Aatish Taseer and Naomi Benaron portray life amid sectarian violence in Pakistan and Rwanda, respectively, while Glenn Carle reflects on being a CIA interrogator, novelist Jonathan Lethem explores his influences, and David Bellos probes translation's complexity.