Masters of Atlantis

Masters of Atlantis

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Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis, Brian Emerson

Back in print, Charles Portis's brilliant "white comedy" —an unforgettable tale of secret societies, lost cities, and sacred texts.

Following last year's enthusiastically received reissue of Charles Portis's novels The Dog of the South and Norwood comes the republication of The Masters of Atlantis, the third in Overlook's reissues of the novels of this American master. This unforgettable novel centers on Lamar Jimmerson, a man in the front ranks of the modern-day Gnomon Society, the international fraternal order dedicated to preserving the arcane wisdom of the lost city of Atlantis. Stationed in France in 1917, Jimmerson comes across a little book crammed with Atlantean puzzles, Egyptian riddles, and extended alchemical metaphors, the Codex Pappus—said to be the sacred Gnomonic text. Soon he is basking in the lore of lost Atlantis, convinced that his mission on earth is to administer and expand the ranks of this noble brotherhood. Taking us through the entire New Cycle of Gnomonism—through the publication of Jimmerson's own Gnomonic texts, through the scandalous schism that rocks the Gnomonic community, through Jimmerson's disastrous bid for the governorship of Indiana, to the fateful gathering of Gnomons in a mobile-home park in East Texas—Masters of Atlantis is a cockeyed journey into an America of misfits and con men, oddballs and innocents. It is quintessential Portis.

"Much as I love Charles Portis's other books, I believe Masters of Atlantis takes off even higher into the comic empyrean." — Roy Blount, Jr.

"[Portis is] the least known great writer in America." — Ron Rosenbaum, Esquire

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune, and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786195763
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

CHARLES PORTIS lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, Masters of Atlantis, The Dog of the South, and Gringos.

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TheAnonymousDude More than 1 year ago
I don't know why I like this book. It has all the trappings of being horrifically dull and seemed overly long. But, it has a certain Mark Twain quality about it. If you only know Mark Twain by the movies and cartoons made out of his books, then you won't get it. Avid Twain readers will. It's sort of like a Robert Altman film, more about characters than story arc. That's about all the analogies I can come up with. I often laughed out loud, which is a great annoyance. People ask you: "What's so funny?" There usually isn't a short answer. The best response is: "You have to read this book!"
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Wish I could get my money back. Downloaded it to my Nook and couldn't believe how ridiculous this book is I'm three quarters through it and I hate it. I just feel I have to finish it. I can't believe I bought it without more research now.