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
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
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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