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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (28 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014119295X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141192956
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A marvellous magician ... a maker of miracles, a comic, a sexual tease (The New York Times Book Review )

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Robert Coover is the author of twenty-some books of fiction and plays, his most recent being Noir and A Child Again. He has been nominated for the National Book Award and awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, including the William Faulkner Award, the Rea Lifetime Achievement Award for the Short Story, and a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, and elsewhere. At Brown University, he teaches "Cave Writing" (a writing workshop in immersive virtual reality), and other experimental electronic writing and mixed media workshops, and directs the International Writers Project, a freedom-to-write program.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Collector on 30 Sept. 2014
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I love the book. Coover wrote brilliant short stories. I was delivered quickly (as expected)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Fisher Price King on 15 May 2012
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Robert Coover is a playful, inventive writer who writes in a demanding, frequently unrealistic (that is, anti-realist) way. In this collection (his first) he questions a lot of the traditions of storytelling. The writing is fresh and strange. As the title suggests, Coover is toying with narrative, its music, its masculine thrust and its lyrical elements. This is experimental and extravagant late 60s fabulation - catnip to readers who like that kind of thing, bewildering and irritating for the many who don't. Personally I'm excited by the way Coover takes elements of folk literature and pretty much explodes them on the page, in a way that's disruptive and fantastical.
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