Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Mawrdew Czgowchwz

by Wayne Koestenbaum, James McCourt
     
 

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Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous") bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt's entrancing send-up of the world of opera has been a

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Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous") bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt's entrancing send-up of the world of opera has been a cult classic for more than a quarter-century. This comic tribute to the love of art is a triumph of art and love by a contemporary American master.

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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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ISBN-13:
9780940322974
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,374,826
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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