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Mahu, or, The material

Author: Robert Pinget; Alan Smith
Publisher: Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2005.
Series: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Robert Pinget's Mahu or The Material tells the story of Mahu, who, unlike his ambitious, successful brothers, is a lazy man who approaches the world around him with a defiant spirit and a witty outlook on life. Part of the reason for Mahu's laziness is that he may be nothing more than a character in a failing novel by his friend Latirail, a novel that is being overrun by characters invented by yet a different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pinget; Alan Smith
ISBN: 1564783774 9781564783776
OCLC Number: 55644943
Description: 144 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Other Titles: Mahu, ou, Le matériau.
Mahu
Material
Responsibility: Robert Pinget ; translation by Alan Sheridan-Smith.

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"Robert Pinget's Mahu or The Material tells the story of Mahu, who, unlike his ambitious, successful brothers, is a lazy man who approaches the world around him with a defiant spirit and a witty outlook on life. Part of the reason for Mahu's laziness is that he may be nothing more than a character in a failing novel by his friend Latirail, a novel that is being overrun by characters invented by yet a different author" "The second half of this book consists of Mahu's strange and hilarious musings on everything from belly dancers to how he catches ideas from other people in the same way he catches germs."--BOOK JACKET.

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