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Girls star Lena Dunham book cover channels 1970s vibe

Published on Feb 11, 2014 7:13 AM
 
Lena Dunham attends SiriusXM's Howard Stern Birthday Bash at Hammerstein Ballroom on Jan 31, 2014 in New York City.  Dunham, creator and star of cult TV hit Girls, will release her first book on October 7, she revealed on Monday, with a cover that harks back to the decade that taste forgot. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Lena Dunham, creator and star of cult TV hit Girls, will release her first book on October 7, she revealed on Monday, with a cover that harks back to the decade that taste forgot.

Dunham, 27, disclosed the publication date for Not That Kind Of Girl on her @lenadunham Twitter account, linking also to an Instagram photo of herself showing off the book's cover.

Bloggers immediately spotted a resemblance to the covers of Philip Roth novels, starting with Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 and, in the 1970s, Our Gang, My Life As A Man and a reprint of Goodbye, Columbus from 1959.

Random House paid more than US$3.5 million (S$4.4 million) in 2012 to secure the rights to Dunham's literary debut, a collection of essays subtitled A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'", the New York Times reported at the time.

 
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