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VAS : an opera in Flatland : a novel

Author: Steve Tomasula; Stephen Farrell
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland--a hybrid image-text novel--demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are. A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Experimental fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tomasula, Steve.
VAS.
Chicago : University of Chicago, 2004
(OCoLC)645914666
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Tomasula; Stephen Farrell
ISBN: 0226807401 9780226807409
OCLC Number: 54843571
Notes: "First published in 2002 by Barrytown/Station Hill Press"--Title page verso.
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Steve Tomasula ; art + design by Stephen Farrell.
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VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the meaning of the narrative emerges from their juxtapositions,  Read more...

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