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Giles goat-boy, or, The revised new syllabus.

Author: John Barth
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George, also known as Billy Bockfuss and as Giles, was raised as a goat rather than as a boy by a brilliant atomic physicist whose guilt about the bomb has driven him to the country. George sets out to become the messianic Grand Tutor of a university and to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant 'fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex.'
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Genre/Form: College stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barth, John, 1930-
Giles goat-boy.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1966
(OCoLC)562032972
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barth
OCLC Number: 189165
Notes: "A Fawcett Crest book."
Description: xxxi, 710 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I: First reel: His keeper. his kidship --
His deanship of the hill --
Lady Creamhair --
In the hemlock grove with Lady Creamhair --
He attacks Maz. his espial of a beist in the buckwheat --
His attempt to be with Lady Creamhair --
His maximizing --
Second reel: His prepping and departure --
A fork in his road --
George's gorge --
Anastasia's history --
He bites Anastasia in the sidecar --
At the power plant --
His memorial service in the living room --
Third reel: To the pedal inn --
Peter Greene's life and lose of eye --
His arrival at main gate --
The tragedy of taliped decanus --
In the observatory --
Trile-by-turnstile --
Scapegoat grate Volume II: First reel: To main detention --
To the clockworks --
To the light house and the university council --
To the NTC infirmary --
To the library --
To WESCAC's belly --
To the old chancellor's mansion --
Second real: In main detention --
His departure from main detention --
He fixes the clock --
He ends the boundary dispute --
He overcomes his infirmity --
He sees through his landyship and re-places the founder's scroll --
He passes the finals and present his ID-card appropriately signed, to the proper authority --
Third reel: At the intersection --
His return to great mall --
THrough the catalogue and circulation rooms to the belfry --
His final passage through the belly --
Out of the belly --
To the goat-barns and founder's hill --
On founder's hill --
Posttape --
Postscript to the posttape --
Footnote to the postscript to the posttape.
Other Titles: Giles goat-boy
Revised new syllabus

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George, also known as Billy Bockfuss and as Giles, was raised as a goat rather than as a boy by a brilliant atomic physicist whose guilt about the bomb has driven him to the country. George sets out to become the messianic Grand Tutor of a university and to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant 'fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex.'

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