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The Resource Carpenter's gothic, William Gaddis, (sound recording)

Carpenter's gothic, William Gaddis, (sound recording)

Label
Carpenter's gothic
Title
Carpenter's gothic
Statement of responsibility
William Gaddis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude's African mission. At the still center of the breakneck action is Paul's wife, Liz, and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless, a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house. As Paul mishandles the situation, his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur; Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad - and Armageddon comes rapidly closer. Displaying Gaddis's inimitable virtuoso dialogue, and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality, Carpenter's Gothic "shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers" (Malcolm Bradbury, The Washington Post Book World)
Cataloging source
NRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaddis, William
Form of composition
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Nick Sullivan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sullivan, Nick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Married people
Target audience
adult
Label
Carpenter's gothic, William Gaddis, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062908468
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 9.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541464346
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
sound, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Carpenter's gothic, William Gaddis, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062908468
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 9.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541464346
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
sound, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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