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The wrestler's cruel study : a novel /

"One hell of a book, believe me. Here we have comedy of every kind--of situation, types, manners, ideas, and language--all rolled seamlessly into one, and for the ultimate serious purpose, our sanity. It is the Supreme Fiction toward which the Twentieth century has been steadily advancing from the start."--Hayden Carruth.

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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?"
  • ""One hell of a book, believe me. Here we have comedy of every kind--of situation, types, manners, ideas, and language--all rolled seamlessly into one, and for the ultimate serious purpose, our sanity. It is the Supreme Fiction toward which the Twentieth century has been steadily advancing from the start."--Hayden Carruth."@en

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  • "Black humor (Literature)"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"

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  • "The wrestler's cruel study : a novel /"
  • "The wrestler's cruel study : a novel /"@en
  • "The Wrestler's Cruel Study."@en
  • "The wrestler's cruel study."