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Gardner, John

Editore: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1982
ISBN 10: 0394504682 / ISBN 13: 9780394504681
Usato / Hard Cover / Quantità: 1
Da Kathleen Simpson (Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)
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Casa editrice: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 1982

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro: Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine

Edizione: First Edition


A 590 page novel set in rural Pennsylvania. Dust jacket enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Author died August 3, 2007. Codice inventario libreria 11605

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The critically acclaimed final masterwork of John Gardner: an American novel haunted with macabre and cerebral elements.

The final novel by John Gardner, Mickelsson's Ghosts, originally published in 1982 just months before his untimely death in a motorcycle accident, is a tour de force. The protagonist Peter Mickelsson, a former star philosophy professor at Brown, relocates to Binghamton University. On the verge of bankruptcy, separated from his wife, in questionable mental health, and drinking heavily, Mickelsson decides to buy a country house in northeastern Pennsylvania. What he encounters there are impassioned and shameless love affairs (one of which results in a regrettable pregnancy), a Mormon extremist cult, small town mythologies, the robbery of a robber, multiple murders, the ghosts of an incestuous family, Plato, and our hero's own possible insanity.

L'autore: John Gardner was the best-selling author of more than 25 books and taught creative writing at many universities, among them Chico State, Bennington College, and SUNY-Binghamton. His novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light are regarded as modern classics. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1982 at the age of 49.

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