American Genius, A Comedy

American Genius, A Comedy

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by Lynne Tillman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1933368446

ISBN-13: 2901933368442

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.

This is what we'd get if Jane Austen were writing in 21st century America--a book that expands the possibilities of the national novel and of the female protagonist. Tillman brings into being a microcosm of American democracy, a scholarly colony functioning like Melville's Pequod, in which competing values--rationality and irrationality, generosity and selfishness,

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This is what we'd get if Jane Austen were writing in 21st century America--a book that expands the possibilities of the national novel and of the female protagonist. Tillman brings into being a microcosm of American democracy, a scholarly colony functioning like Melville's Pequod, in which competing values--rationality and irrationality, generosity and selfishness, love and lust, shame and honor--compete with one another through a hilarious narrative, cycling through skin disease, chair design, Manifest Destiny--folded into the narrator's memories and emotional life, culminating, in Wagnerian fashion, in a supernatural event, offering escape, transcendence, or perhaps nothing…

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ISBN-13:
2901933368442
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292

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