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Coming Soon!!! (Paperback)

Author:  John Barth
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618257306
ISBN-13: 9780618257300
Sku: 30990370
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  416
Age Range:  NA
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In this novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing. Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two writers: an older, retiring novelist setting out to write his last work and a young, aspiring writer of hypertext intent on toppling his master. In the heat of their rivalry, the writers navigate, and sometimes stumble over, the cultural fault lines between print and electronic fiction, mentor and mentee, postmodernism and modernism.
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In this novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing. Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two writers: an older, retiring novelist setting out to write his last work and a young, aspiring writer of hypertext intent on toppling his master. In the heat of their rivalry, the writers navigate, and sometimes stumble over, the cultural fault lines between print and electronic fiction, mentor and mentee, postmodernism and modernism.
Author Bio
John Barth
Born in Maryland, Barth has set much of his fiction on the Eastern shore. His volume of short fiction, CHIMERA, which combines classic tales with modern psychological insight, won the National Book Award in 1972. Later in life, he taught at John Hopkins University.

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San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"[U]nderneath all the capering, Barth's tackling all the big themes here, so many in fact that an overstuffed reader might wish he'd left a couple over for next time. In addition to, natch, itself, COMING SOON!!! is about every imaginable kind of death: of the author, of the novel, even of the last millennium....Whenever the whole enterprise threaten to capsize under its cuteness, Barth's good old-fashioned expressive powers usually bail him out. To read this lifelong sailor as he describes the simple pleasure of mooring a cutter amid the evensong of waves and waterfowl, is to remember that Picasso, before he invented Cubism, was one hell of a draftsman." - David Kipen 11/25/2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0416
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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