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Mermaids for Attila : stories

Author: Jacques Servin; Dave LaFleur
Publisher: Boulder : Fiction Collective Two ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by the Talman Co., ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Mermaids for Attila is a fun, hands-on, toy-like book on the subject of well-orchestrated national behaviors. In it Servin considers horrors and the weirdest political truths. Characters discover themselves in communities where citizens engage in intricate dances that appear great, ugly, exploitative, silly, or even beautifully unremarkable. How do they know the steps? As if they had cribsheets, they are unshakably  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Servin; Dave LaFleur
ISBN: 0932511503 9780932511508 0932511511 9780932511515
OCLC Number: 25416855
Notes: Jacket design by Dave LaFleur
Description: 124 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Jacques Servin.

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Mermaids for Attila is a fun, hands-on, toy-like book on the subject of well-orchestrated national behaviors. In it Servin considers horrors and the weirdest political truths. Characters discover themselves in communities where citizens engage in intricate dances that appear great, ugly, exploitative, silly, or even beautifully unremarkable. How do they know the steps? As if they had cribsheets, they are unshakably confident in their footwork. They want so badly to be in a play that they are anyway. Jacques Servin is an adept at imagining how things-once freed from their ordinary moorings in an administered reality-might recohere in a world where life actually lives. Mermaids for Attila is a bathotopia for the living, a naked lunch on Baker Street where the strangest ideas become well-seasoned truths.

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