Mawrdew Czgowchwz

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When contralto Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous") bursts onto the opera scene, her mediocre and jealous rivals do not accept defeat easily. After Mawrdew's debut, events turn ugly, threatening not only her career but also her sanity — and possibly her life. This send-up of the opera world has been a cult classic for more than 25 years. "Bravo, James McCourt ... (a) daringly self-assured debut with this intelligent and very funny book." — Susan Sontag
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Overview

When contralto Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous") bursts onto the opera scene, her mediocre and jealous rivals do not accept defeat easily. After Mawrdew's debut, events turn ugly, threatening not only her career but also her sanity — and possibly her life. This send-up of the opera world has been a cult classic for more than 25 years. "Bravo, James McCourt ... (a) daringly self-assured debut with this intelligent and very funny book." — Susan Sontag
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Debuting in 1971, McCourt's comedic novel takes on the world of opera through title character Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous"), who finds herself both the darling of fans and the bane of other divas, who are less than welcoming and maternal to the new star. There are few opera parodies out there, so this should appeal to fans. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940322974
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: New York Review Books Classics Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 646,244
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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