American Genius, A Comedy

American Genius, A Comedy

by Lynne Tillman
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ISBN-10:
1933368446
ISBN-13:
2901933368442
Pub. Date:
10/28/2006
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
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American Genius, A Comedy

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
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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