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The Resource Blindness and rage : a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos, Brian Castro

Blindness and rage : a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos, Brian Castro

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Blindness and rage : a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos
Title
Blindness and rage
Title remainder
a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos
Statement of responsibility
Brian Castro
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Language
eng
Summary
Suffering from a fatal disease, Lucien Gracq travels to Paris to complete the epic poem he is writing and live out his last days. There he joins a secret writers' society, Le club des fugitifs, that guarantees to publish the work of its members anonymously, thus relieving them of the burdens of life, and more importantly, the disappointments of authorship. In Paris, Gracq finds himself crossing paths with a parade of phantasms, illustrious writers from the previous century - masters of identity, connoisseurs of eroticism, theorists of game and rule, emigres and Oulipeans. He flees from the deathly allure of the Fugitives, and towards the arms of his beloved - but it may be too late. Written in thirty-four cantos, Blindness & Rage recalls Virgil and Dante in its descent into the underworld of writing, and Pushkin's Eugene Onegin with its mixture of wonder and melancholy. The short lines bring out the rhythmic qualities of Castro's prose, enhance his playfulness and love of puns, his use of allusion and metaphor
Summary
Suffering from a fatal disease, Lucien Gracq travels to Paris to complete the epic poem he is writing and live out his last days
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Writing style
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10603051
Cataloging source
NSL
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos
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Blindness and rage : a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos, Brian Castro
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059694783
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781925336221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976189526
Label
Blindness and rage : a phantasmagoria : a novel in thirty-four cantos, Brian Castro
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059694783
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781925336221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976189526

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