The Enormity of the Tragedy

The Enormity of the Tragedy

by Quim Monzo
     
 

At once a dirty joke and a highbrow novel, this tale tells the bizarre story of Ramon Maria, a balding, middle-aged. trumpet player who wakes up one day with a massive neverending erection. Hailed across Europe as a masterpiece of literary parody, it is bound to be one day seen as the biggest rival yet to Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint.  See more details below

Overview

At once a dirty joke and a highbrow novel, this tale tells the bizarre story of Ramon Maria, a balding, middle-aged. trumpet player who wakes up one day with a massive neverending erection. Hailed across Europe as a masterpiece of literary parody, it is bound to be one day seen as the biggest rival yet to Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint.

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From the Publisher

"A gifted writer, he draws well on the rich tradition of Spanish surrealism to put a deliberately paranoic sense of menace in apparently mundane everyday and also to sustain the lyrical, visionary quality of his imagination."  —New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720612998
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Quim Monzó is a recipient of the National Award for fiction, the City of Barcelona Award for fiction, the Prudenci Bertrana Award for fiction, the El Temps Award for best novel, the Lletra d'Or Prize for the best book of the year, and the Catalan Writers' Award. He has also been awarded Serra d'Or magazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He is a coauthor of the dialogue for Bigas Luna's movie Jamón, Jamón.

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