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The wrestler's cruel study : a novel

Auteur: Stephen Dobyns
Uitgever: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1993.
Editie/Formaat:   Gedrukt boek : Fictie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Black humor
Black humor (Literature)
Fiction
Genoemd persoon: Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Genre: Fictie
Soort document Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0393035115 9780393035117
OCLC-nummer: 27012433
Beschrijving: 426 p. ; 25 cm.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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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