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Reading games : an aesthetics of play in Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett & Georges Perec

Author: Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja
Publisher: [Champaign, IL] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007.
Series: Dalkey Archive scholarly series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Reading Games, Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja guides us through an exploration of a neglected literary genre, the Play-Text. Focusing on the works of Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec, Bohman-Kalaja's book provides insightful analysis of game and play theories, as well as a new perspective on the world of experimental fiction - discovering, step by step, the innovative strategies of those authors who play  Read more...
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Bohman-Kalaja, Kimberly.
Reading games.
[Champaign, IL] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608310287
Online version:
Bohman-Kalaja, Kimberly.
Reading games.
[Champaign, IL] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007
(OCoLC)609363242
Named Person: Flann O'Brien; Samuel Beckett; Georges Perec; Flann O'Brien; Samuel Beckett; Georges Perec; Flann O'Brien; Samuel Beckett; Georges Perec
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja
ISBN: 1564784738 9781564784735
OCLC Number: 74915448
Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Learning the rules : toward a theory of play forms --
Ch. 2. Authorial power plays : cheating, torture, bad poetry, & other pastimes in At swim-two-birds --
Ch. 3. Stalemate : failing dialogues as Murphy's play --
Ch. 4. Evading (the) play on Godot's stage --
Ch. 5. Parables of Perecquian play : a user's guide --
Ch. 6. Evil solitaires : Perec's twice told tales --
Conclusion : the noblest games --
App. Murphy's chess game.
Series Title: Dalkey Archive scholarly series.
Responsibility: Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja.

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"In Reading Games, Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja guides us through an exploration of a neglected literary genre, the Play-Text. Focusing on the works of Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec, Bohman-Kalaja's book provides insightful analysis of game and play theories, as well as a new perspective on the world of experimental fiction - discovering, step by step, the innovative strategies of those authors who play reading games."--BOOK JACKET.

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