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MICKELSSON'S GHOSTS

Gardner, John

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ISBN 10: 0394504682 / ISBN 13: 9780394504681
Editore: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1982
Condizione: Fine Rilegato
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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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Titolo: MICKELSSON'S GHOSTS

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

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Riassunto:

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.

About the Author:

John Gardner (1933-1982) was one of the most provocative American novelists of his generation, garnering critical praise and a popular following for his fiction, including October Light, The Sunlight Dialogues, Grendel, and Mickelson's Ghost, as well as his criticism, the groundbreaking Moral Fiction, and his controversial The Art of Fiction, which has become a standard text in university writing classes around the country.

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