Genius or fraud? Hack or Hemingway? The life and work of obese, obsessive, logorrheic pulp novelist Phoebus K. Dank have long enflamed bitter controversy—and numerous drunken rants often culminating in vomiting, unconsciousness, or both. In this uproarious novel, Christopher Miller pulls back the curtain on two unforgettable critics—fawning scholar William Boswell (the world's leading Dankian) and his mortal enemy, the murderously snarky Owen Hirt. No stone is left unturned—and no gooey mess unstepped in—in this essential study of Dank's all-too-brief existence and all-too-extensive oeuvre.
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Christopher Miller is the author of Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects, a Seattle Times Best Book of the Year. He teaches at Bennington College in Vermont.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From his humble beginnings as a scribbler of generic science fictions to the night of his horrifying death, Phoebus Kinsman Dank was probably the only real genius of our time, and certainly the most prolific.So writes William Bill Boswell, the nation s leading Dankian scholar and coauthor of The Cardboard Universe , the seminal biographical guide to the science fiction writer s life and work. After years of tracking the obese, obsessive, and logorrheic pulp novelist, Boswell joins his coauthor, critic, and disaffected fellow acolyte Owen Hirt, to create the ultimate guide to Dank s life and work: a biographical encyclopedia, in which the two memorialize - and fight over - Dank s treasured yet hackneyed body of work. As the reader is pulled along by the unbelievable antics of Dank, the raucous Boswell vs. Hirt backstory gradually comes into focus, and eventually subsumes the story altogether. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780061686368