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The comic destiny

Author: Ben Okri
Publisher: London, England : Head of Zeus, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Okri brings both poetry and story together in a fascinating new form, using writing and image pared down to their essentials, where haiku and story meet. As one of Britain's foremost poets, Ben Okri is rightly acclaimed for his use of language. Here, the Booker prize-winning author brings both poetry and story together in a fascinating new form, using writing and image pared down to their essentials, where haiku and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Experimental fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Okri
ISBN: 9781788549653 1788549651
OCLC Number: 1054003074
Notes: Originally published as Tales of freedom: Rider, 2009.
Description: xi, 178 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Comic destiny --
Note on the form --
Belonging --
Mysterious anxiety of them and us --
Clock --
Music for a ruined city --
Unseen kingdom --
Racial colourist --
Black Russian --
Wild bulls --
Legendary Sedgewick --
Golden inferno --
Secret castle --
War healer --
Message.
Other Titles: Tales of freedom.
Responsibility: Ben Okri.

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