Pricksongs & Descants

By: Robert Coover

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ISBN
9780141192956
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Pages
256
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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With a new Introduction by Kate Atkinson

In his carnivalesque and riotously inventive Pricksongs & Descants Robert Coover remakes old stories: of Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty (who married her Beast and spends a lifetime suffering his doggy stink). And he reshapes his own: a man makes repeating, re-imagined journeys in an office elevator (while his fellow riders taunt and tempt him), and in the seminal, fractal 'The Babysitter' every moment in a single night is played and replayed, every hope and threat of sex and violence done and undone. Coover's dark, wilfil, comic imagination revels brilliantly in contradictions, a master of chaos.
ISBN:
9780141192956
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2011
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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