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A Nest of Ninnies

A Nest of Ninnies

by John Ashbery, James Schuyler
     
 

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The Tosti sisters of Paris, France, have come to the small, upstate New York village of Kelton for a change of pace. But when the pair enters the lives of Alice, an unfulfilled cellist, her brother Marshall, and Fabia and Victor, another sister and brother who are as bumbling as they are overindulged, it is certain that Kelton will never again be the same unassuming

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The Tosti sisters of Paris, France, have come to the small, upstate New York village of Kelton for a change of pace. But when the pair enters the lives of Alice, an unfulfilled cellist, her brother Marshall, and Fabia and Victor, another sister and brother who are as bumbling as they are overindulged, it is certain that Kelton will never again be the same unassuming place.

Editorial Reviews

Arde
"My! What a pleasant surprise to read a novel in which there is not a single bedroom scene...More extraordinary still, though many of the characters live in surburbia they all seem, believe it or not, to be happy." -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564785206
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
808,765
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ned Rorem
"The prose gleans at the individuality of two of our leading poets, and at the same time mix them together than siamese twins."
F. W. Dupee
"The best comic novel I have read since Lolita."

Meet the Author

Pulitzer Prize winning poet John Ashbery has translated many French writers, including Alfred Jarry, Pierre Reverdy, and Raymond Roussel. In 2011 he was awarded the National Book Foundation s Lifetime Achievement Award.

James Schuyler (1923-91) received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "The Morning of the Poem "in 1981.

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