9781585672394

Bedlam Burning

ISBN 10: 1585672394 / 1-58567-239-4
ISBN 13: 9781585672394
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

While at one of Dr. John Bentley's notorious book burning parties, Gregory Collins, brilliant but unattractive, encounters Mike Smith, a gorgeous classmate, and when Gregory's book is accepted for publication, he convinces Mike to take his place on the book jacket, a deception that plunges Mike into the spotlight of literary success.


Review:

"Like David Lodge, Nicholson makes light fiction out of heavyweight subjects, and there are good jokes to be made out of the fusion of lunacy and literary criticism...Nicholson is an assiduous host throughout, plying the reader with jokes and amusements."

Marcel Theroux, New York Times Book Review, 02/10/2002

Review:

"Geoff Nichols...seems to be having a lot of fun writing his particular brand of satire....Only Nicholson could weave such a playfully entangled plot while dropping in riffs on Gaston Bachelard's THE POETICS OF SPACE, self-perpetuating madness, and the history of book burning. BEDLAM BURNING, however, is a bit too shaggy."

Rob Spillman, Bookforum, Spring 2002

 

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Book Description: Overlook Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 159 mm. Brand New Book. In Bedlam Burning, Geoff Nicholson turns his satirical gaze to the ivy covered walls of academia and the rubber rooms of an insane asylum. It all starts at Cambridge University, in the rooms of Dr. John Bentley, a don famous for his book burning parties- a little, active symbolic literary criticism -where guests are invited to incinerate books. It is at one such party that Gregory Collins, brilliant but unprepossessing, meets Mike Smith, a handsome classmate. When Collins s first novel, The Wax Man, is accepted for publication, he convinces Smith to take his place on the book jacket. As a result, it is Smith rather than Collins who receives the offer to be writer-in-residence at the asylum run by Dr. James Kincaid, whose obscure therapeutic philosophy centers on the soothing powers of literature. When Smith compiles a book of the inmates writings, and it becomes a literary success, this comedy of errors threatens to become a tragedy. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781585672394

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