Pricksongs & Descants

Product Number: WEB77789
Released: 28 Apr, 2011
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9780141193021
Publisher: Penguin
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Description

In his carnivalesque and riotously inventive Pricksongs & Descants Robert Coover remakes old stories: of Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty (who married her Beast and spends a lifetime suffering his doggy stink). And he reshapes his own: a man makes repeating, re-imagined journeys in an office elevator (while his fellow riders taunt and tempt him), and in the seminal, fractal 'The Babysitter' every moment in a single night is played and replayed, every hope and threat of sex and violence done and undone. Coover's dark, wilfil, comic imagination revels brilliantly in contradictions, a master of chaos.

Genre: Literature
Original Publish Date: 28 Apr, 2011

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