Amalgamemnon
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Amalgamemnon

by Christine Brooke-Rose
     
 

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A woman about to lose her job as a professor of literature and history delivers a passionate, witty, and word-mad monologue.

Overview

A woman about to lose her job as a professor of literature and history delivers a passionate, witty, and word-mad monologue.

Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
“This sort of metafiction can start like a rocket, then fizzle, but Christine Brooke-Rose’s novel keeps gaining momentum, blazes with wit and regains for fiction some of the territory lost to critics in recent raids. On all counts it deserves the three stars from Orion’s belt.”
The Observer
“About what it feels like to be a word-addict—worse, a writing addict—in the brave new world of communications technology.”
The Bookseller
“[Amalgamemnon] will surely feature in the literary histories when Booker contenders have faded away. Only 140 pages, but informed by a delight in language and wordplay that attracts the...more pejorative label 'experimental' (authors should not display too much inventiveness and intelligence or be influenced by French modes if British). An ideal gift for readers who like to keep their wits about them.”
American Book Review
“[T]otally fascinating. . . . [An] immensely rich book. . . . Amalgamemnon is a brilliant example of its author's thesis, proving the eternal creative flexibility of language and the restorative vitality of one person's cultural memory.”
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
First published in 1984, this experimental novel is the skewed monologue of a history and literature professor about to be dismissed from her job. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564780508
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
British Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,208,920
Product dimensions:
0.36(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christine Brooke-Rose, formerly a professor at the Universite de Paris, and now retired, lives in France. She is the author of several works of literary criticism and a number of novels, including Amalgamemnon and Xorander.

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