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The wrestler's cruel study : a novel

Autor Stephen Dobyns
Vydavatel: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1993.
Vydání/formát:   Tištěná kniha : Fiction : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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It's after midnight. Two gorillas are descending the side of a New York high-rise. Can that be? But this is only the beginning of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Part quest (in pattern), part comic book (in tone), and chiefly an exploration of a young man's search for his missing fiancee, it deals with such matters as heroes, good and evil, wrestling, kidnapping, and subplots from the Brothers Grimm - all as  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Black humor
Black humor (Literature)
Fiction
Osoba: Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Typ materiálu: Fiction
Typ dokumentu Kniha
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0393035115 9780393035117
OCLC číslo: 27012433
Popis: 426 p. ; 25 cm.
Odpovědnost: Stephen Dobyns.

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It's after midnight. Two gorillas are descending the side of a New York high-rise. Can that be? But this is only the beginning of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel. Part quest (in pattern), part comic book (in tone), and chiefly an exploration of a young man's search for his missing fiancee, it deals with such matters as heroes, good and evil, wrestling, kidnapping, and subplots from the Brothers Grimm - all as regarded by an omniscient "camera eye". Come see Michael Marmaduke as he progresses from confused innocence to darker self-knowledge; meet Rose White and her sister Violet, along with Deep Rat, cops Brodsky and Gapski, and Primus Muldoon, manipulator of men, who calls on Nietzsche to draw aside the veil of illusion we hide behind. Stephen Dobyns has invented a compelling world where fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe, and larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?

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