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The enormity of the tragedy

Author: Quim Monzó; Peter R Bush
Publisher: London ; Chester Springs, PA : Peter Owen, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At once a dirty joke and a high-brow novel, this book tells the bizarre story of Ramon Maria, a balding middle aged widower who works as a trumpet player in a burlesque show. Tensions build until his stepdaughter finally resolves to kill Ramon. This novel has been hailed across Europe as a masterpiece of literary parody.
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quim Monzó; Peter R Bush
ISBN: 9780720612998 0720612993
OCLC Number: 159703056
Description: 222 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Magnitud de la tragèdia.
Responsibility: Quim Monzó ; translated from the Catalan by Peter Bush.

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Ramon Maria is a balding middle aged widower who works as a trumpet player in a burlesque show band. One day he wakes up and finds that his body has compensated for its earlier lethargy by  Read more...

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'With an incomparable narrative rhythm, page after page multiplies and augments and surprizes the imaginative capacity of the reader ...Quim Monzo has managed to create a novel in which life and Read more...

 
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